Young Engineers' University Stint

Year 10 pupils starting their first week at the JCB Academy near Uttoxeter have been sent straight to University in Shropshire for their first project.

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Engineers of the future get an early taste of university life

For most students, starting a new school can be very daunting, but one Midlands engineering Academy has stepped up the pressure for its new intake.

Year 10 students entering their first year at the JCB Academy in Staffordshire have been sent straight to university - well for the first week anyway.

With many Midlands manufacturers saying students leave education without the skills businesses need, it's hoped these young hopefuls will be the engineers of the future.

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