A group of budding engineers from UTCN came to visit Swift Technology Group last week to present details about their Greenpower race project.
The team of 12 students, aged between 16 - 17, aspire to be engineers in the future and hope that entry into the Greenpower event will help make them stand out from others when moving into further education or the workplace.
Their team, named Voltzmotorsport, are looking for sponsorship from local businesses and Swift hopes that we will be able to offer them design support for the competition.
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Watch this space for updates!
Greenpower Education Trust s a UK based charity with an outstanding track record in kick starting careers in engineering. They help unlock potential and spark enthusiasm for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) through the excitement of motorsport.
This is the second year running that Swift has been involved in the competition as part of our STEM initiatives.
Mary Keen, from Paston College, showed fantastic initiative by arranging a visit for herself and a group of fellow Physics and Maths students to Swift HQ last week. The group was engaged, enthusiastic and asked all the right questions - we were all very impressed.
Visits like these form part of our STEM initiatives and are valuable to both employer and employee. If you are a student and would like to arrange a visit for you and your study friends, please complete the online form - initiative goes a long way in business.
"We had a great time and everyone appreciated being able to see what it's actually like in the workplace" Mary Keen
It was wonderful to host another STEM event with a fantastic group of aspiring engineers and aviators from UTCN last week. The students were enthusiastic and showed great interest in the transition from education to the workplace.
Thank you to Sophie Skipp, Employment Engagement Co-ordinator at UTCN, and her team, for our continued Partnership and help in inspiring future generations to STEM careers.
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Swift Aircraft recently attended the engineering network event at Paston College. It was great to meet some of the students and discuss potential futures ranging across Engineering, Manufacturing, Business Studies and Administration. Fantastic potential.
Four students from the University Technical College Norfolk (UTCN) visited Swift Aircraft to present their F1 in Schools sponsorship proposition. We are pleased to subsequently announce, we will be their Platinum sponsor for the 2020 competition.
The students were given a tour of the facility and had the opportunity to meet with the engineering team. This was followed by a Paper Aeroplane Challenge with prizes awarded for distance and accuracy, and a working lunch discussing their project in more detail.
Watch this news page for updates regarding the UTCN F1 in Schools progress.
Swift Aircraft was pleased to welcome 13 cadets from 2F WATFORD SQUADRON, Air Training Corps, Herts & Bucks Wing to our HQ in Norwich last week.
After an introduction to Swift Technology Group, the cadets were given a tour of the manufacturing facility and introduced to the Engineering team where they were able to ask questions and learn about such systems as CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics), FEA (Finite Element Analysis) and CAD (Computer Aided Design). This was followed with a Paper Aeroplane Challenge with prizes awarded for distance and accuracy, and the session concluded with lunch and Q&A session.
Another fantastic STEM event hosted by the company. If you would like to know more about our STEM initiatives, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swift Aircraft recently attended the 4th Helensburgh Scout Group evening. Mike McLean gave a short presentation to the Scouts covering the basic principles of flight and a little history about the local area’s involvement with aviation. RAF Helensburgh was a Sea Plane / Flying Boat base during the 2nd world war. The Scouts also learned about composite materials like Carbon Fibre and the rapid development of technology and why we need new engineers for the future.
Following the presentation, the Scouts had to make their own paper aeroplanes and a lively set of competitions were held. These were the Distance Challenge, the Accuracy Challenge and finally the Dynamic Challenge where the Scouts had to fly their planes through two moving hula hoops at a range of about 10m! All three prize cups (mugs actually) were won by members of Cobra Troop, obviously using their snake-like reflexes to full effect.
Swift Aircraft and Swift Technology Group would like to thank 4th Helensburgh Scout Group for a fun evening. The dedication and efforts of the troop leaders plus the enthusiasm and energy of the Scouts was evident. We wish them all the best for the future and hopefully we’ll see some engineers and aviators emerge in the coming years.
Swift Aircraft was delighted to be invited to 222 (Broadlands) Squadron Annual Formal Inspection 2019.
It was an excellent evening with a sunlight parade, Drill Squad display and other activities.
Reviewing Officers on parade were Wg Cdr Miller MBE and Sqn Ldr Green MBE. The Cadets all did themselves proud, and everyone was very impressed by the standards displayed. Well done to all involved, we enjoyed being part of this wonderful event.
We would like to extend our thanks to the Squadron for the invitation, and look forward to growing our relationship with you all in the future.
Swift Technology Group sponsored the UTCN entry in the Greenpower race challenge earlier this month.
Despite difficult weather conditions, the team battled on, showing amazing resilience, outstanding teamwork and a positive attitude.
Unfortunately, the team did not make it to the finals, however, the way they conducted themselves is to be congratulated, and the progress they made was immense - they should all be very proud of themselves.
It's been great to be a part of the journey, and we look forward to future projects with the college and team members.