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Article Date: 13th March 2013

Spirax Sarco Wins Praise for Hands-On Training of Aspiring Engineers

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Spirax Sarco has won praise from local schools for giving engineering students the chance to train and gain hands-on experience using leading-edge industrial steam equipment.

The company opened its doors as part of the Launchpad initiative, which is a partnership of four schools around Tewkesbury that aims to deliver an outstanding platform for applied learning. Steam systems specialist Spirax Sarco has been working with Launchpad since 2012, and has recently provided training for 20 youngsters as part of a Level 2 Engineering Diploma.

“The 20 pupils from Tewkesbury, Cleeve and Chipping Campden Schools received professional training using real products and test equipment that is not normally available to such youngsters,” says Chris Flippance of Tewkesbury School. “This gave them the opportunity to develop basic skills, carry out measurements and appreciate the importance of a planned engineering maintenance system.”

“We look forward to working with [Spirax Sarco] again in the future. We are very fortunate to have such a capable local partner supporting our engineering training programme.”

“It’s our belief that large UK organisations all have a responsibility to the younger generation to help with the transition between education and employment,” says Roger Glassonbury, Customer Training Manager at Spirax Sarco UK. “That’s also why we've invested heavily in our own apprenticeships and graduate programmes, as well as working closely with local schools to find the engineers of the future.”

Spirax Sarco UK is part of the Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc group, the world leader in steam system solutions. The company provides opportunities for craft, technician and advanced apprenticeships, as well as offering a graduate development programme with fantastic career prospects and opportunities for overseas placements.

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