Placement: Stannah Lifts (Andover) TY858

Explore the engineering careers available at Stannah and the different departments that support Stannah as the world-leader in lifting products.


Summary

Location: Stannah Lift Holdings Ltd, Watt Close, East Portway, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 3SD

Placements are available with  Stannah Lifts supported by a £1,000 ENTHUSE bursary.

To express your interest in a placement, please complete this form and send it to: placements@stem.org.uk

The final part of the programme is a one-day professional development experience, held two to six months after your placement.

This opportunity is suitable for STEM teaching professionals and/or professionals with additional responsibility for careers.

Employer background:

Stannah is a world-leader in lifting products supplying stairlifts, passenger lifts, escalators and moving walkways, vertical platform lifts, goods and service lifts. It is one of Britain’s leading engineering companies and remains an independent, family owned and run firm. The company’s experience of the lift industry is unsurpassed, originating in cargo lifts in the 1860s.

In 1975, Stannah designed the first affordable, quick-to-install and easy-to-use stairlift and has since sold over 600,000 stairlifts worldwide. Stannah is run today by fourth generation joint chairmen Alan and Brian Stannah, who launched the revolutionary Microlift and Maxilift in the 1960s and the Stannah stairlift in the 1970s. Today they are supported by the fifth generation of the family - who are proud torchbearers for Stannah’s long-held family spirit and traditions. Stannah now operates in more than 40 countries and has subsidiaries in nine countries including Holland, Italy and America.

A placement with Stannah will involve time spent with the main engineering office exploring the mechanical and electrical side of the business, as well as departments across the business including concepts/design, test engineering, factory and distribution, finance,  IT, HR, marketing and telecentre, and customer services.

For more information on Stannah Lifts visit their website.

Outcomes

Going on a placement at Stannah will help you to:

  • inspire your students – see first-hand the wide range of careers available to students in the engineering industry
  • build strong links with a local employer – connect with Stannah to develop staff and student experiences, with the aim of creating a longer term partnership
  • gain ideas for future collaboration (eg work experience, mentoring, speakers) and develop your own understanding to inspire your pupils to consider STEM careers and further study
  • enhance your advice on careers options – gain useful information about how to support pupils to make careers choices within STEM

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