News & Events-Frazer-Nash supporting Sellafield Ltd STEM activities

Frazer-Nash staff have been helping Sellafield Ltd's graduate team deliver science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) activities for Year 10 and 12 students in Warrington.

The long-term projects, for students at University Technical College Warrington, involved weekly sessions delivered by the team and supported by the supply chain including AMEC FW, Atkins, BEPDT, Jacobs, Servelec and Frazer-Nash.

Frazer-Nash's Don McInnes and John Anderson helped to deliver the sessions. Don describes the activities the students were asked to undertake:

"The Year 10 and 12 students had two different projects: the Year 10s were asked to consider the issues around establishing a site for a new geological disposal facility, and to devise a potential design; while the Year 12s looked at site and design considerations for a new build reactor.

"The projects incorporated STEM and non-STEM elements, reflecting the kinds of complexity that they would face in reality. The students undertook STEM experiments on the different design aspects, such as material testing and shielding; and also looked more widely at the kind of community engagement that would be vital in this kind of project.

"The final part of the project was to present the final designs to a panel of industry experts, comprising members of Sellafield Ltd and the supply chain.

"Sellafield Ltd's graduate team now plans to roll the project out to other schools in the Cumbria and Warrington areas, helping to educate students about the challenges faced by the industry, and to develop the nuclear talent of the future."