Krazy Racers takes the chequered flag in Wolverhampton
For the first time ever, In-Comm Training entered a team into the Krazy Races competition, which saw over 15,000 people converge on Wolverhampton last month.
The event, which is organised by Shrewsbury Krazy Races, sees teams of engineers and car enthusiasts set the challenge of designing and building a soapbox that can then be raced through the streets of the Black Country city to raise thousands of pounds for charity.
Our team was made up of five full-time apprentices, three from Collins Aerospace and two from Bridgnorth Aluminium, with valuable back-end support also provided by ten others at our technical academy in Telford.
They spent a few months designing and building the soapbox from nothing and were given as much free reign as possible, so they got the experience of managing a project from ‘start to finish’ before they started with their employers.
Britney Biju, an engineering apprentice and member of the team, said: “As a young Engineer, I am proud to have been part of the team that was able to build and design our 1988 Batmobile.
“It was a great learning opportunity and to be able to witness and learn from all the other innovative carts and teams was a valuable experience.”