News: Hope Tech trip

03 Jun 2017

A massive thanks to everyone who took part in our trip to Hope Tech –  the world leading bike components factory.

Working with Sheffield College, we successfully inspired a group of female students about engineering. Four current and two former female engineering students from the Olive Grove engineering centre buddied up with five Y9 female students from Meadowhead School.

At the factory, the students saw computer numerical control machining, carbon fibre prototypes and laser cutters that engrave components.

They really enjoyed Hope Tech’s cutting edge facilities including watching Hope Tech employees testing out bikes on the pump track.

De-lanee Ashton, who studied mechanical engineering at Sheffield College, and is now doing an engineering degree at Sheffield Hallam University, said, “It was brilliant. All my uni mates are so jealous!”

Nick Hart, engineering tutor at Sheffield College added: “Seeing the raw material coming in and then the finished components going out of the door was a privilege. It was an excellent visit with some superb students.”

We picked up some press coverage about the trip in the Sheffield Star and on Hallam FM.

We’d love to arrange some more inspiring visits to industry – so if you’ve got any contacts or ideas, please get in touch.