College welcomes special guest for Engineering Careers Talk

St George's College was excited to welcome special guest speaker Andrew Lewis, Head of Aerodynamics at Ginetta Cars Ltd., on Monday 22 January to deliver an insightful careers talk to all those students interested in an Engineering career and motorsport. 

Andrew arrived at a packed out Amanda Smith Theatre to discuss his career and some of the projects he is currently working on.

Andrew spoke to the students about his route into Engineering and motorsport and how he got there. He spoke about the degree he studied, Motorsport Engineering at the University of Central Lancashire, before finding employment with BAE Systems (an aerospace company).

Much to the excitement of the students, Andrew discussed his experiences working with Williams Formula 1 aerodynamics team during their most successful season in 10 years, as they finished in third place in the championship, noting that this was one of the many personal highlights of his career.

Another personal highlight was one of Andrew's side projects, where he helped to produce a Paralympian's handcycle; with Karen Darke going on to win a Gold medal on the bike.

The students were fascinated by Andrew's talk and listened intently as he discussed his most recent project, working with Ginetta Cars on their Le Mans project in the capacity of Lead Aero, developing a brand new LMP1 car; a car suitable to race in the 24 hour Le Mans race in the FIA Endurance Championship. 

This was an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in a career in engineering or an interest in motorsport and the students left with a much greater understanding of the opportunities available to them. St George's would like to thank Andrew for coming to the College and speaking to the students.

26 January 2018

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