CAVC calls out to budding aeronauts and builders

24 February 2015

Cardiff and Vale College calls out to budding aeronauts and builders

Calling all budding aerospace engineers and the constructors of the future – Cardiff and Vale College would like to hear from you!

To mark National Engineering Week, CAVC is holding special competitions for Year 10 school pupils from across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. High Schools from across the region are invited to put forward teams of six pupils for a range of activities that will test mental agility, quick thinking and problem-solving – all key skills for a career in aircraft maintenance.

The competition, to be held over three days from 20th – 24th March, will take place in the College’s world-renowned International Centre for Aerospace Training (ICAT) which is based at Cardiff Airport and hosts a number of aircraft and gas turbine engines. Last year’s challenge was won by Radyr Comprehensive, with Llantwit Major Comp coming a close second.

The College is also holding a Construction Challenge for Year 10 pupils. Nine-member teams are invited to put forward a project manager, brickwork, carpentry, wall and floor tiling and plumbing contractors to design and build within a 2.5m square plot – the more artistic license used the better.

Winners will be chosen by the College’s specialist aerospace engineering and construction lecturers.

If your school would like to submit a team for either challenge, contact CAVC Student Recruitment Officer Joanne Gower via or 07549 606972.