Stem students get a taste for technology
FG Wilson is at the centre of a major push to encourage pupils to study engineering and other STEM subjects.
A-level students from 24 schools descended on the Larne-based company as part of an initiative organised with Queen's University. Almost 200 pupils applied for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Academy Project, with 43 selected to participate on the basis of the number of STEM subjects taken at AS-level. Nicola Jackson from Belfast Royal Academy and Andrew Lynas from Slemish College Ballymena heard about careers in engineering from Philip Stephenson of the Simulated Work Environment team at FG Wilson