PHOTOS: Axminster student’s project opens up path to careers in engineering

An Axminster student with a passion for promoting careers in engineering in the South West is championing women working in the industry. 

Axe Vale Academy student Isobel Taylor’s senior prefect project focussed on engineering in the region, which included a visit to students by Honeywell Aerospace Yeovil.

The Honeywell team ran workshops for the Year 8 students, explaining equipment, products and technology produced in the South West.

Isobel, a Year 11 student, said: “Representatives from Honeywell Aerospace Yeovil visited the Axe Valley Academy to discuss aerospace engineering, careers in engineering and in particular their involvement on the F-35 Lightning II aircraft.

“The employer manufactures the life support system for the pilot at its facilities in Yeovil.

“The Honeywell team supported workshops for the Year 8 students and also provided presentations and talk on the equipment and products they manufacture, providing examples for the students to gets hands-on experience of high technology made here in the South West.”

Isobel, who is focusing on engineering in the South West, including women working in the industry, added: “The students found the whole morning of particular interest. It made them aware of the possible career paths available to them here in our local area.”

The Honeywell Aerospace Yeovil team ran workshops for Axe Vale Academy’s Year 8 students, explaining equipment, products and technology produced in the South West.

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