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Deerness Valley Hurricanes Under 15’s Football Team join sponsors to learn more about global career opportunities in high-tech engineering

On Wednesday 20th February, the Deerness Valley Hurricanes Under 15 Football Team will visit Hyperdrive Innovation for a STEM day.

Made up of 16 children from across the region, the team will visit Hyperdrive’s site in Sunderland to explore the wide-ranging global career options that Engineering and Manufacturing has to offer. Hyperdrive are the team’s official sponsor for the season 2018 – 2019, enabling them to buy their own away strip for the first time.

They’ll meet Chris Pennison, CEO, who will spend time talking to the team about his own career path and offering any valuable advice. The teenagers will spend time with Mechanical, Electronics, Firmware and Systems Integration Engineers and get the chance to turn their hand to drawing technical schematics, writing code and running vital checks.

The team will also have a full access site tour of Hyperdrive’s factory, the UK’s leading independent battery manufacturing facility, and meet members of staff from Purchasing, Stores, Assembly and Build.

Chris Pennison, CEO, commented “We’re very much looking forward to welcoming the football team to Hyperdrive HQ. We are at the absolute forefront of high-tech innovation and it’s businesses like ours that will drive the future of employment in our region, so it’s important that we inspire the future generation of engineers that will hopefully be Hyperdrive employees one day. As these teenagers get ready to choose their GCSE options, it’s important to bring engineering and manufacturing to life for them, to really show what their future career could look like and how far it could take them.”

As part of ongoing commitments to STEM initiatives, the visit comes a few months after Hyperdrive exhibited at the Bring It On! Event which aims to inspire, educate and motivate young people aged 9-14 to explore engineering as their future career.