Last week, Siemens visited 24 Year 10 students to deliver a talk on the engineering behind train signals. They discussed how sensors send messages to inform when the tracks are busy and in turn set off the track’s ‘traffic lights’.
The students were then asked to replicate this in a series of challenges using raspberry pis, and python.
The students were really engaged and thrived at the chance of a hands-on challenge. Siemens also talked to them about the apprenticeship programmes they offer, talking them through the role they would have within the company and discussing how to apply.