Year 9 Engineering Trip to AirbusYear 9 Engineering Trip to Airbus

23 May 24

17 Year 9 students studying Engineering gained behind the scenes access at the UK’s largest production facility for Aircraft Wings during their recent visit to Airbus in Broughton.

Students were given an overview and history of Airbus and the Broughton site before learning about how wing production has changed over the years. They heard about how Airbus has changed its production lines to be more ergonomic for staff as part of their continuous culture of improvement where staff are at the centre of decision making. 

Students were then treated to a tour of the A350 Wing Production Facility where they got to see many of the engineering concepts discussed in lessons applied in a real life scenario. After their tour students were given an overview of the Airbus apprenticeship and careers programmes, by interns and apprentices from across the business, before taking part in a Q&A and fun quiz to test what they’d learnt throughout the day!

A big thank you to Airbus Broughton for hosting us today.