Revving Up Inspiration: McLaren’s Engineering Stars Visit Isle of Man Schools

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In a highly anticipated affair, McLaren Automotive is geared up to captivate the minds of young enthusiasts in a special series of events across high schools in the Isle of Man this February. This exciting collaboration between Love Tech Isle of Man, the Awareness of Careers in Engineering team (ACE) and the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company aims to inspire and inform students about the diverse and thrilling career opportunities in the dynamic world of engineering.

On the 5th and 6th of February 2024, McLaren Automotive will be visiting three high schools alongside Love Tech, bringing the high-octane world of supercar engineering to the heart of Isle of Man’s educational landscape. While on the Island, McLaren Automotive will also be visiting the University College Isle of Man (UCM) for a special event open to students who may have missed out on school visits (click here to learn more about this).

Fuelling the excitement are industry icons Robert Yates, Ella Podmore MBE, and Beth Elliot from McLaren Automotive. These professionals bring not just technical expertise but also real-world experiences that promise to spark the imagination of the next generation of engineers.

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Ella Podmore MBE: As a Senior Materials Engineer, Ella has not only contributed significantly to McLaren but has also been recognised with awards like IET’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year and an MBE for her dedication to engineering, innovation, and diversity.

Beth Elliot: A recent graduate, Beth has swiftly made her mark as a Graduate Engineer at McLaren, showcasing the possibilities for young talent in the industry.

Robert Yates: A proud Isle of Man native and Body Engineering Project Manager at McLaren, Robert’s journey from St Ninian’s High School to managing cutting-edge projects at McLaren is nothing short of inspiring.

The event is set to feature a McLaren Artura supercar, which will make a roaring appearance on the Isle of Man. The iconic vehicle will serve as a centrepiece, while Ella Podmore MBE, Beth Elliot, and Robert Yates lead an engaging presentation at each school all about ‘how to build a supercar’. These presentations will unveil the intricate process of the engineering behind building a car like a McLaren, offering students an exclusive peek behind the scenes of one of the world’s premier automotive manufacturers.

Love Tech Isle of Man extend their gratitude to McLaren Automotive, the Awareness of Careers in Engineering team, the Department for Enterprise, the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company and UCM for their support in making this series of events possible.