A collection of Studio@Deyes students recently took a trip to the Alstom engineering factory in Liverpool.

Alstom is one of the UK’s biggest and most important companies. Every day, around a third of all rail journeys in the UK are made on Alstom trains. The company keep Virgin’s West Coast Main Line service running for around 34 million passengers every year and they service over 100 tube trains a day on London’s Northern Line, carrying nearly 1 million passengers daily. Most recently, they’re helping to turn Crossrail’s tunnels into a fully operational railway, electrifying the Edinburgh to Glasgow rail line and are helping the UK’s Rail Supply Chain to get ready for HS2.

To help design, build and maintain the UK’s large-scale rail infrastructure Alstom have invested, innovated and developed the world’s most sophisticated engineering and new rail technology.

The trip was an incredibly valuable experience for our students to learn about the very latest engineering technologies that power a company such as Alstom and to hear about the potential careers that are available in the engineering sector.