Envisage Opened its Doors for National Manufacturing Day 2023
Posted October 16, 2023
On the 28th of September, Envisage opened its doors for National Manufacturing Day 2023, allowing the public behind the scenes access. Throughout the day we welcomed a wide range of visitors including students from multiple schools and universities, allowing them to gain an invaluable insight into the wide range of careers this industry has to offer.
The tour started with a show-and-tell, visitors were able to interact with our various departments through their displays and speak with Alex, who joined as a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Apprentice; Tyler, our Trim Development Apprentice; and Alicia, our Junior Colour, Materials and Finish (CMF) Designer, who started as CMF intern. The tour then led them through the CMF studio, Electronic Development, Trim Studio and Paint Development where they were able to get an informative demonstration from experts, learn about their roles within the business and the collective contribution they make to our bespoke projects.
To end the tour, attendees were able to visit a build workshop to see some modification work on a Supercar and some maintenance work on a show car. This allowed them to see how the skills from the show-and-tell were implemented.
Rebecca Archer, Business Engagement & Student Destinations Manager, WMG Academy for Young Engineers – Solihull, commented “The opportunity for students from WMG Academy Trust to visit Envisage makes a phenomenal impact on their understanding of careers within the Engineering sector. Being able to ask questions and explore the different facets of Envisage meant students could widen their gaze by having meaningful interactions with professionals from Envisage.”
Yousuf Rahman, Student at WMGA Solihull, stated in his feedback, “Envisage site was a great insight into the background processes I had not thought of when I think about cars being made and built. I was particularly interested in learning about CMF as I hadn’t heard of it before. I made a LinkedIn connection with Alicia from CMF and had a conversation with her about her journey from A-levels to her role in Envisage.”
Marie Brennan, Careers Advisor and Co-Ordinator, Cardinal Newman Catholic School, commented “Thank you for the fantastic experience we had when you opened your doors to our pupils from Cardinal Newman. From start to finish; the tour into the various departments; the staff members imparting their knowledge and expertise; the detail that was put into every element was all exceptional. I know our students were inspired and enthused – and aspirations raised! It was an informative and inspirational visit and excellent to inspire young minds. And the hospitality just topped it off! Thank you for having us!”
We also received a multitude of positive comments throughout the day through our anonymous feedback including:
- “Very informative and enjoyable experience. I’m grateful for the experience this has really changed my view on this industry.”
- “Amazing experience. I especially enjoyed viewing the facilities and speaking to the welcoming expert staff.”
- “Brilliant tour and introduction to the company. It was fascinating to see the specialties and capabilities achieved in the numerous departments.”
- “For myself as a student, the insight we got from the members of staff was very educational and it was really informative seeing what the company does and an insight into how it runs.”
- “I really enjoyed the tour, I found it really interesting, and I hope to learn more in the future and come back.”
Nick Colledge, Managing Director, Envisage Technologies commented, “National Manufacturing Day offered a unique opportunity to be able to open our doors to the public and show off what we do, the day was a huge success. We are exceptionally proud of what our team achieve in supporting our customers, and the rare opportunity to share this with the outside world was fantastic.”
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