Chamber sponsors Thrill Engineer for Bucks Skills Show
Chiltern Chamber is excited to be a sponsor of the Bucks Skills Show, put together by the Bucks Skills Hub.
One of the Chamber’s stated priorities is to encourage local Skills and Training initiatives, to build tomorrow’s workforce. The Bucks Skills Show is an experiential careers showcase enabling young people to experience industry sectors, ask questions about various career pathways and hear inspiring speakers from a range of industries and businesses.
None more so than Brendan Walker. The Chamber’s sponsorship has helped Bucks Skills Hub secure a speaker described as “the world’s only Thrill Engineer”. His talk – on ‘Careers in Engineering’ – is sure to be inspiring and eye-opening, suggesting a range of unexpected and exciting directions within and beyond the engineering industry.
Consider Brendan Walker’s own career path, from his profile on the University of Nottingham School of Computer Science web site:
Brendan Walker is a Renaissance Showman – a technology-inspired performance artist described by The Times as “the world’s only Thrill Engineer”. Brendan’s unique brand of live entertainment, contraption building, and scientific experimentation has gained him international notoriety in both the arts and sciences. His multi-faceted Thrill Laboratory performances have provided popular entertainment for audiences from the Science Museum to Alton Towers, featured at Tate Modern and MoMA (New York), whilst also stimulating academic debate. Brendan originally trained as an aeronautical engineer at Imperial College and worked for British Aerospace Military Aircraft for five years before undertaking an MA in Industrial Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art. For eight years he combined his professional practice with working in the research studio of the Computer Related Design Department at the RCA.
Clearly this is the man to make engineering sexy! Chiltern Chamber is proud to have helped Bucks Skills Hub secure his participation.
All about Bucks Skills Show
We strongly recommend the Bucks Skills Show to all 14 to 19-year-olds and their parents.
For more information, including links to register, please visit our earlier news item Bucks Skills Show UCAV 2nd July 2016.