Gareth Davies and Jason Smalley were invited to support the Engineering Education Scheme in Wales (EESW) as Engineering Assessors at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea.

EESW is designed to encourage sixth form students to study engineering courses in further or higher education. The scheme operates through local companies setting research and development briefs related to real industrial problems for teams of several year 12 students. The students set about solving these problems, over a period of about six months (October – April), in co-operation with engineers and scientists from the link companies.

By giving students a positive experience of working with professional engineers and scientists in an industrial setting, the programme shows them that STEM areas are diverse and stimulating, and can provide an intellectually challenging career.