The JCB Challenge is one of the engineering projects that y10 learners work whilst at The JCB Academy. It’s in collaboration with JCB and delivered by several JCB graduate employees and academy engineering teaching staff. It is run on a weekly basis and is part of the ‘Engineering Maintenance’ module which the learners undertake. Learners are set a series of classroom challenges and in groups, compete to go through to the grand finale at the JCB’s World Headquarters.
At the final, six teams of six students are challenged to design and build prototype JCB Loadall telescopic handler cabs and attachments from cardboard, then carry out a series of races and tests.
The JCB graduates also organise a series of careers talks during the day to highlight the great opportunities open to engineers. The learners also enjoy a tour of The Story of JCB and a live JCB Loadall demonstration on the day.