Local Derby schools celebrate National Manufacturing Day

Students from various Derbyshire schools visited Acres Engineering’s Melbourne facility to celebrate National Manufacturing Day on September 28th.

Approximately 60 Year 10 engineering design students from Chellaston Academy, Pingle Academy and Ashby School had the opportunity to explore the company’s recently expanded site.

During this day, students engaged in Q&A sessions with the Acres team and also created Remembrance Day poppies.

They used CNC machines and applied a powder coat finish to complete the project.

Chris Corkan, interim regional director, Make UK said: “I applaud Acres Engineering for throwing open their doors in support of National Manufacturing Day. An important showcase of what we do, make and the careers on offer in modern high-tech environments. Our sector provides fulfilling and exciting careers that pay wages 9% higher than the overall economy.

“The UK is the eighth largest manufacturing nation in the world. National Manufacturing Day is all about shouting about that success and sharing with the local community how industry remains at the forefront of delivering net zero and entering into the fourth industrial revolution.”