Make UK festival ready to inspire future apprentices

Birmingham’s Makers Meet event will give aspiring young engineers and apprentices the opportunity to explore a range of topics, and gain insight from an array of high-profile speakers.

“Young people will be at the heart of the next generation of talent. This festival will provide them with a ground-breaking and inspiring event where they swap ideas and learn from their peers as they embark upon their careers.”

Make UK festival ready to inspire future apprenticesAspiring young engineers and apprentices will have the opportunity to explore a range of topics at a one-day festival being organised by Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation.

The Makers Meet event – held at the Custard Factory in Digbeth, Birmingham on Saturday, 20 July – will feature a platform of high-profile speakers who are making an impact in the world of manufacturing and STEM, as well as a range of immersive, informative and aspiring activities, networking opportunities and creative ideas sessions.

Aimed at STEM undergraduates, postgraduates and apprentices between 16-24, speakers will include Dr John Hart, from the Centre for Sports Engineering & Research – the inspiration and brains behind the Great Britain Winter Olympic team clothing – who will discuss the future of Carbon Airspace.

Andrea Bull, head of next generation marketing, Make UK, said: “Young people will be at the heart of the next generation of talent. This festival will provide them with a ground-breaking and inspiring event where they swap ideas and learn from their peers as they embark upon their careers.”

Other speakers include Vanessa Sanyauke, named by the London Business School as one of 30 people changing the world, and Dr Ozak Esu, an award-winning engineer who specialises in strategies to address the challenges faced by the Internet of Things (IoT).

The Conceptual Zones

The format of the day will feature five conceptual zones:

  • the Main Stage will feature inspirational speakers throughout the day
  • the Culture Runway will highlight the critical role manufacturing and engineering plays in wider culture
  • the Tech Zone features a range of displays of manufacturing products
  • the Great Idea Garden will provide mentoring and networking advice
  • the Create Change Circle will feature sessions looking at sustainability and the environment linking back to manufacturing.

“As we approach the fourth industrial revolution the future of engineering and manufacturing is at the cusp of immense change and potential. Innovations and technology will change the way we function as human beings,” added Andrea.

For more information, click here, or follow proceedings on Twitter at #THEMAKERSMEET.