Moderate showers


°C | 5°C

Light rain


11°C | 9°C

Clear spells


13°C | 4°C

Home   Gravesend   News   Article

Teenager's Raman Virk, who goes to Mayfair Grammar School, spent the day at Silverstone

07 April 2014
by Clare Freeman

A Gravesend teenager won a trip to Silverstone to learn how an apprenticeship could be the start of an engineering career.

Raman Virk, who goes to Mayfair Grammar School, spent the day working with Redbull Racing Technology apprentice Zoe Haycocks. She learnt how engineering and manufacturing are a key element in building and maintaining the sports cars she sees on television.

Raman, 16, was then whizzed around the Northampton track in a sporty Renault Clio 200, before being treated to a helicopter ride with her sister, Sharan, 17.

Raman Virk won a prize to visit Silverstone as part of Tomorrow's Engineer's Week.

Raman said: “It was such a great day. I’ve learned about engineering through driving and flying around Silverstone, and being able to meet Zoe really inspired me.

“I’ve learned about all the routes into the industry and I’m really eager to learn more.”

Apprentice Zoe said: “Working within the industry is a real eye opener. It’s fun, creative and challenging.

“It’s been a great experience sharing my journey with Raman and I’m really pleased to have helped a young woman find out more about this career path.”

Raman won the prize as part of last year’ Tomorrow’s Engineers’ Week, which encouraged young people to consider the range of exciting engineering jobs open to them.

Raman Virk with her sister, Sharan, at Silverstone

Click here for more news from Gravesend.

Click here for more news from around the county.


Forgotten Password?

Forgotten Username?

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments.
Please click here for our house rules.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email or call 01634 227989.