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3rd October 2023

Local students join Briggs for National Manufacturing Day

Briggs welcomed over 40 students from the John Taylor Free School to its Global Technical Centre on Thursday 28th September. The event was part of Make UK’s National Manufacturing Day, a nationwide initiative to inspire and educate young people about engineering and manufacturing.

Leaders, engineers and apprentices from Briggs shared their insights and experiences with the students. They learned about Briggs’ offering, recruitment opportunities and apprenticeship scheme. Learning Unlimited and Chesterfield College also partnered with Briggs to advise the students on how to apply for opportunities and what skills and qualifications they need.

The students toured our Manufacturing facility, including our new Pharmaceutical Systems Assembly facility. They saw how Briggs designs, manufactures and delivers high-quality products and solutions for various industries.

Our lead engineers also hosted two STEM activities to challenge the students’ creativity and problem-solving skills. The first activity was building a car out of spaghetti and marshmallows. The second activity was designing and constructing straw pipelines that can transport water.

The event was a great success, with positive feedback from both the students and the teachers. One of the students said: “I really enjoyed the day and learned a lot about Briggs and engineering. I liked seeing how things are made and testing our own designs. I think I might want to be an engineer in the future.”

Briggs is proud to support National Manufacturing Day and to showcase its commitment to innovation, excellence and sustainability. We hope that by opening our doors to young people, we can inspire them to pursue a career in engineering and manufacturing, and to join us in shaping the future of our industry.

About Briggs of Burton

If you have eaten or drunk it there is a chance that Briggs of Burton has helped to produce it.

Briggs are the engineers behind supplying the equipment, engineering and automation to the world’s largest food, alcoholic beverage, and pharmaceutical manufacturers

Today Briggs employs over 300 colleagues across six sites in the UK, Scotland, USA, Mexico, China, and Australia. The team deliver turnkey engineering projects for leading household brands covering North America, Europe, Central America, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Briggs’ benefits from a global network of stainless-steel manufacturing facilities, including their own located in Burton on Trent and Prestonpans, Scotland.

Briggs are actively developing sustainable engineering solutions, focusing on their customer’s requirements towards carbon neutrality. 

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