Expert advice for students from Henkel
In the first few months of 2015 alone, Henkel - a world leader in industrial adhesives, sealants and functional coatings - has provided technical support to nine universities across the UK and numerous technical colleges. Indeed, the Hemel Hempstead based company, continues to allocate substantial resources to supporting education and it's clear to see why.
Adhesive technology, in all of its forms, offers significant design and performance advantages across industry. Henkel is therefore committed to ensuring technology students and those training in the skilled trades are fully up to speed on all the latest developments and application techniques.
The Henkel technical support department covers all adhesives technologies and is therefore a mine of information. Its scope ranges from advice on the most appropriate type of product for the job via the Henkel technical help line to complete lectures on technologies such as structural bonding.
The support team also works alongside students and Formula Student is a good example. Run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, it is Europe's longest established educational motorsport competition and year-on-year Henkel allows students to tap into its expertise during the process of designing and constructing a single-seat racing car.
Similarly, the company also runs skills-building training days and workshops in its Technical Support Centre or on-site to provide hands-on experience. In this regard the 'Meet the Manufacturers' programme, run by HIP! in conjunction with the UK Copper Board National Apprentice of the Year, is proving perennially popular. This provides the opportunity for lecturers to update their knowledge on what's new in the world of adhesives.
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