ELSS pupils and staff were taken on an exclusive tour of Eurostar’s Engineering Centre Temple Mills this week, as part of what we hope will become an ongoing partnership with the company. Senior Engineers spent much of the day with pupils, talking to them about what they do at the huge facility, about engineering as a profession and explaining the various routes into engineering as a career, including apprenticeships and Higher Education.
After a very useful questions and answer session with the chief engineer, pupils were given an extensive tour of this huge complex. The Engineering Centre is the main facility where all servicing, heavy maintenance and repair work of Eurostar trains are undertaken in the UK. It is designed to house eight full trains, each 400m in length.
Pip Stone, Eurostar Training Strategy and Development Manager said:
“We’re looking forward to working in partnership with East London Science School, to promote engineering with younger people…” and that our new Sixth Form was “something we really want to get involved with.”
ELSS would like to thank staff at the Engineering Centre for their time and their generosity, and we are looking forward working more closely with Eurostar over the coming months.