Cygnet Texkimp opened its doors to pupils from Leftwich High School on Tuesday, to mark British Science Week.

Fifteen Year 10 pupils were given the opportunity to see inside the company’s design and manufacturing facility where it engineers large-scale machines to process technical fibres used in lightweight car and aeroplane parts.

Pupils met Cygnet Texkimp’s latest cohort of apprentices, who are completing three-year apprenticeships in engineering, logistics, and business administration as part of the company’s successful programme.

They also took part in a hands-on engineering challenge with Cygnet Texkimp’s sister company Secc Oil and Gas, to assemble a hydraulic pipeline connector used in the oil and gas industry.

British Science week is an annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths and this year takes place 6-15 March.

“As a local employer, it’s really important to us to have a good relationship with our local schools and to play our part in inspiring the next generation of science and engineering professionals,” said Cygnet Texkimp’s Karen Whitehouse.

“We’ve had a great morning with pupils from Leftwich High School and hope we’ve motivated some of them to pursue their studies and careers in our industry.”