The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) joined forces with the Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA) to give girls aged 13-15 a chance to learn practical engineering skills.
The event is in its fourth year and was attended by pupils from Southampton’s
The event started with a tour of Esso’s Fawley refinery, which processes 30,000 barrels of crude oil a day and supplies around 14 per cent of all petroleum products in the
SETA apprenticeship recruitment officer Claire Sutton said: ‘When the girls left following a packed day you could see they had been inspired by what they experienced.’
She added: ‘A number of girls who attended in previous year have embarked on a career in engineering, a direction which might not have occurred to them without this type of practical experience.’