Nestled between Rolls Royce and Toyota in Derby’s landmark Roundhouse, Pentaxia has shared its skills and expertise in composites with students at the East Midlands Big Bang Fair.
Equipped with glossy samples of Pentaxia’s work in the automotive and aerospace sectors, a Snapchat geofilter and selfie frame, design engineer Kenzie Myers and inspection engineer Harj Sanghera chatted with hundreds of secondary school students who are interested in a career in science, technology, engineering or maths.
Representing the fast-growing composites industry, the stand drew a constant crowd and inspired many children to join the Pentaxia Hall of Fame – striking poses for their future ‘selfies’, as Pentaxia engineers!
Harj explained: “This event is great fun, and it’s interesting to talk to the next generation about their future career. It’s important that we demonstrate how innovative, challenging and brilliant being an engineer at Pentaxia can be!”
Supported by Derby City Council, the Big Bang Fair for the East Midlands showcases the very best of the region, from the work of the student STEM clubs to the companies and institutions that are innovating, researching and manufacturing. Pentaxia was one of 50 exhibitors from regional companies and supporters including Rolls Royce, Derby University, Chilled Food Association, FUZE coding, Up an’ at ‘Em History, and Exotic Zoo. Students were also able to browse the Derby Village, watch interactive shows and take part in hands-on workshops.