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India Trip 2018 – Day 2

Daily blog by Y12 sixth form learner, Charlie Pearson. What a day! We landed in Delhi at 11:00am to be greeted by a lot of armed security which was unusual to us in the UK. We then started making our way to the hotel once we were greeted by the JCB director representatives. What I saw was unbelievable on the …

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India Trip 2018 – Day 1

Daily blog by Y12 sixth form learner, Charlie Pearson. Today’s the day I’m off to India with The JCB Academy Sixth Form. I’m leaving the school at 3pm to travel to Heathrow airport, to then board the plane and then travel to Delhi. Thank you to everyone who has supported me in fundraising to get me here!

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Women into Engineering Event at the University of Derby

The University of Derby are hosting their 4th and very popular ‘Women in Engineering’ event, held on International Women’s Day, 8 March, 2018 from 6-9 pm. This event is especially helpful to students and parents to help them to understand the broad subject area of Engineering and the many rewarding careers that are available under the engineering umbrella. It is …

World Book Day 2018

World Book Day at The JCB Academy

It’s World Book Day at The JCB Academy and we’ve got lots going on: Staff and learners can dress up as their favourite book character. Learners can share their book reviews with others, to inspire others to read. Blind date witha book – learners get to choose a book by reading our custom made descriptive labels which wrap around the …

sixth form learners in India

India Trip – 2018

Learners studying at The JCB Academy Sixth Form have a fantastic opportunity to visit India where they consider the social and corporate responsibility of JCB in its Indian manufacturing operation. Learners experience life in India and discuss international opportunities for JCB employees willing to relocate. This trip is sponsored by JCB.  

JCB Academy Sixth Form learners at the Centre of Operational Excellence at JCB

Centre of Operational Excellence for Sixth Form Engineering Learners

Year 13 engineering learners at The JCB Academy Sixth Form have recently spent two days in the Centre of Operational Excellence at the JCB Headquarters. The bespoke course designed by the Operational Excellence team at JCB, focuses on lean and quality improvement methods applied in a practical situation of assembly. Learners are taught about many tools and techniques which are …

Sixth form learners at The JCB Academy study hydraulics with Bosch-Rexroth

Bosch-Rexroth Challenge 2018

Engineering learners at The JCB Academy Sixth Form take part in The Bosch-Rexroth Challenge, a course tailored for their hydraulics unit. The course is aimed at developing skills in hydraulic engineering; exploring aspects of control, hydraulics and sensor technology. Included is an onsite factory tour, a series of practical exercises using Bosch-Rexroth training rigs, and a visit to the London …

Louise Meredith apprentice of the year

Apprentice of the Year – Louise Meredith

A former JCB Academy learner, Louise Meredith, was recently named Young Employee / Apprentice of the Year at a regional business awards. Higher Apprentice Louise, 19, who works at JCB’s World HQ in Rocester scooped the title at the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce Business Awards held at the Staffordshire County Showground. Louise, of Meir Park, Stoke-on-Trent, said: “I am absolutely …

David Walsh - children's coach of the year

Children’s Coach of the Year

UK Coaching – Children’s Coach of the Year – Winner David Walsh, a children’s sports coach was recently crowned Children’s Coach of the Year at this year’s UK Coaching’s annual awards. David who comes into The JCB Academy to coach learners during their extension activities and PE sessions scooped the award at a glittering ceremony in November at The HAC, London. …