Inspiring the next generation of railway engineers; TyneMet students were right on  track for a career inspiring visit to the Gen Y Rail event; an enthralling mix of Engineering activities, complete with presentations and workshops aimed at promoting the rail sector as an exciting platform for future Engineers.

The Event which was hosted at the Hancock Museum created a great amount of interest with local and national employers attending; presentations from apprentices and graduates from the rail industry shared their invaluable insight into the rail sector, and offered the opportunity to talk directly to employers about entry paths within the Rail sector.

In one workshop, judges deliberated over the winner of a rail design project - TyneMet students got on board, working closely as a team to design a new freight train for passengers and freight; using initiative to think in detail about all aspects that would impact rail design.

Lyndsey Moy, Pastoral Tutor, Engineering Department, TyneMet College, said:

“The students and I really enjoyed the day at the Hancock, the exhibition was extremely informative and the presentations given by the apprentices, graduates and employers were inspiring and gave a true reflection of the exciting opportunities that the rail industry has to offer”.

With an award winning Engineering department, Tyne Metropolitan College offers fantastic facilities and is widely recognised by employers for its industry leading courses– find out more http://www.tynemet.ac.uk/ engineering