Made in Chesterfield Week - MSE Hiller play host to young students

08 December 2014

The week-long Made in Chesterfield festival (10 - 14 November 2014) was designed to showcase the town’s successful manufacturing and engineering sector and ignite career interest in the sector from over 400 young people from North East Derbyshire schools

MSE Hiller joined other companies to open their doors and play host to pupils from various regional schools.

The event also saw the travelling engineering showcase, MANTRA, (Manufacturing Transporter), arrive at the Chesterfield Proact Stadium. This 14m HGV trailer which is packed with state of the art engineering technology has been developed by The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing, a world-class centre for advanced machining and materials research for aerospace and other high-value manufacturing sectors.

Toby Perkins MP for Chesterfield said: “Manufacturing is vitally important for Britain’s future and motivating the next generation of Engineers to see the potential opportunities is a great idea.  I hope that some of the children I met here today will be the Engineers of the future.”

Other quotes from the event included Ivan Fomin, Managing Director of MSE Hiller -

Although the coal mining industry in north east Derbyshire has ended, Chesterfield’s reputation as the centre of centrifuge technology in the UK continues with MSE Hiller, based at Markham Vale. The company supplies and rents centrifuges and environmental engineering products to the water, food and other industries throughout the UK. No one in Britain is doing what we are doing. Our products and services are very much in demand.

If we are to develop our young people and retain their talent in the UK, schools must start bringing the manufacturing and engineering sector to their attention. Made in Chesterfield has made a fantastic start in doing this and I very much hope it continues.

Dominic Stevens, Destination Chesterfield Manager added: “Chesterfield has a rich heritage in the manufacturing and engineering sector and it’s important to celebrate that. We’re really passionate about inspiring young people to pursue a career in manufacturing or engineering but to be able to do that it’s vital to show them that there are hundreds of careers paths they could pursue in the sector.

Tracey Horton Personal Development co-ordinator, Shirebrook Academy Our students enjoyed the visit and gained a really good insight into a local business. The activities were well pitched for their level of knowledge. When I asked on the way back to school whether they would be interested in coming to you for work experience, all three said yes! 

Students who visited MSE Hiller got the opportunity to work in the balancing room, welding area, hydraulics centre and the laboratory.

The week-long Made in Chesterfield festival (10 - 14 November 2014) was designed to showcase the town’s successful manufacturing and engineering sector and ignite career interest in the sector from over 400 young people from North East Derbyshire schools
MSE Hiller joined other companies to open their doors and play host to pupils from various regional schools.
The event also saw the travelling engineering showcase, MANTRA, (Manufacturing Transporter), arrive at the Chesterfield Proact Stadium. This 14m HGV trailer which is packed with state of the art engineering technology has been developed by The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing, a world-class centre for advanced machining and materials research for aerospace and other high-value manufacturing sectors.
Toby Perkins MP for Chesterfield said: “Manufacturing is vitally important for Britain’s future and motivating the next generation of Engineers to see the potential opportunities is a great idea.  I hope that some of the children I met here today will be the Engineers of the future.”
Other quotes from the event included Ivan Fomin, Managing Director of MSE Hiller -
Although the coal mining industry in north east Derbyshire has ended, Chesterfield’s reputation as the centre of centrifuge technology in the UK continues with MSE Hiller, based at Markham Vale. The company supplies and rents centrifuges and environmental engineering products to the water, food and other industries throughout the UK. No one in Britain is doing what we are doing. Our products and services are very much in demand.
If we are to develop our young people and retain their talent in the UK, schools must start bringing the manufacturing and engineering sector to their attention. Made in Chesterfield has made a fantastic start in doing this and I very much hope it continues.
Dominic Stevens, Destination Chesterfield Manager added: “Chesterfield has a rich heritage in the manufacturing and engineering sector and it’s important to celebrate that. We’re really passionate about inspiring young people to pursue a career in manufacturing or engineering but to be able to do that it’s vital to show them that there are hundreds of careers paths they could pursue in the sector.
Tracey Horton Personal Development co-ordinator, Shirebrook Academy Our students enjoyed the visit and gained a really good insight into a local business. The activities were well pitched for their level of knowledge. When I asked on the way back to school whether they would be interested in coming to you for work experience, all three said yes! 
Students who visited MSE Hiller got the opportunity to work in the balancing room, welding area, hydraulics centre and the laboratoryThe week-long Made in Chesterfield festival (10 - 14 November 2014) was designed to showcase the town’s successful manufacturing and engineering sector and ignite career interest in the sector from over 400 young people from North East Derbyshire schoolsMSE Hiller joined other companies to open their doors and play host to pupils from various regional schools.The event also saw the travelling engineering showcase, MANTRA, (Manufacturing Transporter), arrive at the Chesterfield Proact Stadium. This 14m HGV trailer which is packed with state of the art engineering technology has been developed by The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing, a world-class centre for advanced machining and materials research for aerospace and other high-value manufacturing sectors.Toby Perkins MP for Chesterfield said: “Manufacturing is vitally important for Britain’s future and motivating the next generation of Engineers to see the potential opportunities is a great idea.  I hope that some of the children I met here today will be the Engineers of the future.”Other quotes from the event included Ivan Fomin, Managing Director of MSE Hiller -Although the coal mining industry in north east Derbyshire has ended, Chesterfield’s reputation as the centre of centrifuge technology in the UK continues with MSE Hiller, based at Markham Vale. The company supplies and rents centrifuges and environmental engineering products to the water, food and other industries throughout the UK. No one in Britain is doing what we are doing. Our products and services are very much in demand.If we are to develop our young people and retain their talent in the UK, schools must start bringing the manufacturing and engineering sector to their attention. Made in Chesterfield has made a fantastic start in doing this and I very much hope it continues.Dominic Stevens, Destination Chesterfield Manager added: “Chesterfield has a rich heritage in the manufacturing and engineering sector and it’s important to celebrate that. We’re really passionate about inspiring young people to pursue a career in manufacturing or engineering but to be able to do that it’s vital to show them that there are hundreds of careers paths they could pursue in the sector.Tracey Horton Personal Development co-ordinator, Shirebrook Academy Our students enjoyed the visit and gained a really good insight into a local business. The activities were well pitched for their level of knowledge. When I asked on the way back to school whether they would be interested in coming to you for work experience, all three said yes! Students who visited MSE Hiller got the opportunity to work in the balancing room, welding area, hydraulics centre and the laboratory.