News | 06/13/2018 Liebherr sponsors charitable trust's two-day engineering event at Vertikal Days

The “Crane Off” competition was a great success.

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Liebherr-Great Britain Ltd was delighted to sponsor the two-day “My Future My Choice” event for the fourth consecutive year at this year’s Vertikal Days at Donington Park, United Kingdom. “My Future My Choice”, part of the Bristol Initiative Charitable Trust, is a charity that provides opportunities for young people to engage with the world outside school. One of its aims is the promotion of engineering careers to young people.

A total of 60 Year 10 and Year 11 students from Lees Brook Community School in Chaddesden, Derby, and Chellaston Academy, also in Derby, took part and were given an insight into what a career in engineering could involve by participating in a practical project. As well as working with Liebherr apprentices to build a crane from a cardboard template and taking part in a “Crane Off” competition, the students had the opportunity to operate a Liebherr LTM 1040-2.1, generously supplied by Bryn Thomas Cranes.

“Business support is invaluable to the work we do and the team from Liebherr have striven each year to build on the exceptional experience they provide for the students at Vertikal Days”, Polly Barnes from “My Future My Choice” said. “Feedback from the students shows that they have a far greater understanding of the range of opportunities available to them in the lifting and access industry as a result of attending the Lifting Aspirations workshops at Vertikal Days. Particularly pleasing was the number of girls keen to discuss possible career pathways in an industry that offers great variety of opportunity”.

Ed Hudson, General Manager of Customer and Product Support for mobile and crawler cranes at Liebherr-Great Britain Ltd, concluded: “All the students who took part were very engaged in the activities and I hope that many of them will be talking to Liebherr about careers in a few years’ time”.