OAS on the road is essentially a visit from the outreach team at Oxfordshire Advanced Skills where we demonstrate a range of interesting experiments and engaging activities to interact with.
This might be demonstrating what can be produced by a 3D printer, or coding a robotic hand to move and pick something up. All our activities have been designed to inspire people to consider a career in science and engineering.
We are particularly hoping to engage with those people that might not view engineering as a viable career path or who may not even know it exists. By doing so, we are attempting to make our programmes more accessible, and gain strength through diversity. We hope to clarify what being an engineer can look like, highlight the different routes to becoming an engineer and the relative benefits of each.
“We were delighted to host an engineering roadshow delivered by UKAEA and OAS. It was a fantastic opportunity for our students to try out some of the latest cutting-edge technology used by their apprentices and talk to engineers about their work.
Feedback was overwhelmingly positive and the event has clearly inspired some students to consider a career in engineering. Thank you to all the staff who gave up their time to talk to our students!”
- Mrs Kathy Wittet, Careers Lead, Oxford Academy
“I was very impressed with the event that was made available to us at Didcot Sixth Form. The fact that the team brought equipment that was available for the students to have some hands-on experience was fantastic! The students were engaged and interested, and they were all very excited at the prospect of applying to local apprenticeships and starting their STEM based careers.
Communication in organising the session was great and I felt very confident that the event was going to be well run. I am so pleased that our students have had the chance to see what opportunities are available to them on their doorstep.”
- Miss Charlotte Hanna, Deputy Director, Didcot Sixth Form