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The Big Bang is about to explode at Furness College and Barrow Sixth Form College!

10th. October 2018

Yes, to celebrate Work Experience Month 2018, and in conjunction with Barrow Sixth Form College, Furness College is currently putting the finishing touches to plans for proudly hosting STEM businesses to deliver key career information and advice for students across a 2-day event next week called ‘Big Bang’.

The event will provide students with first-hand information from businesses and employees about many Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths related career paths … not to mention the free goodies and challenges for the students to take part in. Presentations and science events will also take place throughout both days.

A big “Well Done!” from all of us at Fair Train to Alison and Tracey at Furness College, who have also been very busy networking with other local colleges, such as Kendal College and Lakes College West Cumbria, to share ideas and good practice regarding everything work experience related and about T-Levels.


They have also arranged very exciting and wide-ranging work placement opportunities for their students; notably amongst them was an electrical engineering student going to Ørsted Wind Farms in Barrow-in-Furness. He gained broad experience by spending time in several areas of Ørsted’s on-shore offices in Barrow, and then set out on the service boat to the wind farm off Walney Island. Costing £1bn, this, the world's largest wind farm, generates capacity to power 590,000 homes a year and covers an area the size of 20,000 football pitches. Quite some work experience!

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