SETA Workshop Taster Day


Saturday 19th October 2024

If you're thinking of a career in Engineering then our

Workshop Taster Day is for you!


When is it taking place?

Saturday 19th October 2024.

You can choose one of the following arrival times: 10am / 11am / 12pm / 1pm.  Spaces are limited for each session, so make sure that you book your place sooner rather than later!

Links to the registration forms can be found further down this page. 


Who should attend?

The event is aimed at young people that have an interest in finding out more about engineering.  So anyone in Years 10/ 11/ Sixth Form. But if you're older and would still like to find out more, you can also come along as well!

Anyone under 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult.


What can I do during the Taster Day?

You will be able to:
- find out what being an engineering apprentice actually involves
- chat to staff and current apprentices
- hear about apprenticeship vacancies
- see what it's like doing practical training at SETA
- and the best bit - have a go at engineering activities* yourself in the workshop overseen by experienced instructors

Stay for the whole duration, or just for as long as you want!
Under 18's must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


- Computer Aided Design
- Sheet Metal work/spot welding
- Electrical Wiring
- Electronics
- Fluid Power
- Mechanical Fitting
- STEM Challenge Room
- Information on engineering apprenticeships

 *activities may be subject to change

Due to the nature of the workshop and activities the following health & safety requirements must be followed:
- The workshop may be cold, so please make sure that you wear appropriate clothes
- Sturdy shoes must be worn by everyone entering the workshop (ie no sandals or flip flops).
- No bare arms or legs (no t-shirts or shorts)


Where's it taking place?

The Apprenticeship Centre, Southampton Engineering Training Association
First Avenue, Millbrook, Southampton, SO15 OLJ


 How do I register?

Please register for a specific arrival time. Places are limited for each session, and will book up quickly.  Don't delay in booking your place. The link will take you to a separate form to complete.  For those under 18 this must be completed by an adult. 

Once you have registered joining instructions will be e-mailed out to the e-mail address provided approximately one week ahead of the event.

The event is open until 2.30pm, so whichever time your arrive, you can stay until the very end!  






 What other people have said

Don't just take our word for it though.  Read what previous attendees have said:

"I asked my son what he took from the day and he said that he was pleased to learn how to use the calipers properly and to understand how the allowance on measurements worked. The day as a whole had a positive impact on him." Bens Mum

"Thank you so much for a great day experiencing the different trades you have available there. I really enjoyed seeing it first hand and being able to get a feel for everything. I especially enjoyed the CAD taster, and the electrical board taster, the electrical apprentices were very helpful and encouraging." Henry, Year 11.

"My son came along, and although he knew that he wanted to do something in engineering, he was unsure in what area.  This inspired him to apply for an engineering apprenticeship!  It was a great day of discovery!" Toms Mum

"The 'Taster Day' was a great  opener for anyone interested in a career in engineering.  My son thoroughly enjoyed the day, and realises that he quite liked the electrical installation part of it" Year 11 Mum, Noadswood School



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