F1 in Schools is a STEM competition with a difference. Essentially a try-before-you-buy careers experience. The organisation explained how students between 9-19 are presented with the chance to work in a close-knit team, where everyone takes on a role to suit their skills. Teams are challenged to create and race their vision of the F1 car of the future, to official Technical Regulations, set out by a rule committee led by legendary F1 Engineer Gary Anderson.

Skills involving researching, planning, managing, designing, marketing, manufacturing and promoting themselves are all tested as teams around the world work together to reach their local Regional Final, for the chance to compete for a place at their National Final, where an invitation to compete at the hallowed F1 in Schools World Finals is tantalisingly within reach.

F1 in Schools are the main feature of the MACH 2024 Education & Development Zone and will be showcasing the phenomenal Aston Martin Aramco Formula One “Team Car”


VEX ROBOTICS – Stand 17-380

VEX Robotics is the world’s leading educational robotics company and the only one with significant presence from Early Years, right through every Key Stage and into University – both for classroom use and extra-curricular competitions.


AMR Coding and Industrial Applications

As you walk around the exhibition at MACH 2024, you will see a wide range of robotics solutions for industrial automation. Robots are used for many different tasks including assembly, picking and packing, sorting, material handling and much more. VEX Robotics are giving you the chance to experience coding robots on a desktop scale, designed specifically for classroom use. Using the VEX IQ system visitors will be able to choose one of two different approaches to coding an Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) through a warehouse setting using it’s on board sensors to navigate safely through the obstacles.



The UWR is a university racing team competing in professional motorsport events including the F3 Cup and AR Motorsport Morgan Challenge. It is a brilliant way to learn whilst competing and put into practical operation things learnt in theory.

The Team showcased their various cars and their racing skills with practical demonstrations and tales from the trackside!



CREATE Education are committed to supporting educators, educational institutions, outreach and community programmes to easily use and embed 3D printing and technologies for STEAM in education effectively.

Join CREATE Education for a whistle stop tour of how Additive Manufacturing is revolutionising manufacturing and engineering processes. We will introduce your students to 3D Printing, 3D Scanning and 3D Pressure forming. Taking them through the whole workflow, from idea and 3D Design considerations to prototyping and final product. 



Baker Dearing exists only to support University Technical Colleges (UTCs). Established in 2009, Baker Dearing sits at the centre of the UTC network and is uniquely placed to provide co-ordinated support to, and advocacy for, UTCs, as well as communications both within the network and to a broader audience.


WORLDSKILLS UK – Stand 17-480

WorldSkills UK are an independent charity and a partnership between employers, education and governments. Together, they are using international best practice to raise standards in apprenticeships and technical education so more young people and employers succeed.


MAKE UK – Stand 17-48

Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation, is dedicated to the future of manufacturing. Everything we do is designed to help manufacturing and engineering businesses evolve, innovate, and compete locally and globally.

Having the right skills is vital for the future of our industry and we are dedicated to developing the workforce of today and of the future. We are focused firmly on the skills our industry needs with comprehensive programmes that cover key manufacturing and engineering specialities.

Virtual Welding

Virtual Welding – the ultimate tool for mastering welding skills in a safe and immersive environment. virtual welding offers a dynamic platform to hone your craft with precision and confidence.

Experience the power of lifelike simulations that replicate real-world welding scenarios, allowing you to perfect your skills with precision and confidence.

With instant feedback and performance tracking, virtual welding provides a risk-free environment to experiment and refine your technique.

We will have two Virtual welding machines on the stand for attendees to have a go and discover how Make UK integrate technology to enhance our Apprenticeships.

Automate BEST- Stand 17-46

Automate BEST (Business, Education, Skills and Training) offers a variety of apprenticeship grants and bursaries to support the engineering and manufacturing community. Through the charity’s work with Automate UK members, charity partnerships, local schools and colleges, we’re proud to help inspire young people, shaping the future of our industry.

Automate BEST is part of PPMA BEST, which was established as a charitable incorporated organisation in 2014. (registered charity no. 1156041)


NPL – Stand 17-370

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is the UK’s National Metrology Institute (NMI), developing and maintaining the national primary measurement standards, as well as collaborating with other NMIs to maintain the international system of measurement. As a public sector research establishment, we deliver extraordinary impact by providing the measurement capability that underpins the UK’s prosperity and quality of life. We develop the metrology required to ensure the timely and successful deployment of new technologies and work with organisations as they develop and test new products and processes.


University of Coventry – Stand 17-29

Coventry University’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) is relaunching following a six-million-pound investment. Find out more at MACH 2024:

  • Access to a £3000 Bursary for all students who attended a secondary school in the west midlands.
  • Access to £6 million state of the art facility which is held on the ‘AME’ site which connects directly to the Unipart factory. The students will have 50% of their course at this site. 
  • 100% employability for all year 3’s that graduated. I’m proud to say they all had a job offer before graduation!
  • Over 1 year of industry experience before the student’s graduate. This is due to the course being set out as ‘project modules’ where the students actively work on real life industry projects, provided to us by Unipart and our other manufacturing partners.
  • Access to direct paid 4 -month summer placements only accessible to the manufacturing students, this also adds to their industry experience and many go on to have full time roles at these companies such as Unipart, Triumph, siemens and SPS technologies. 

Yamazaki Mazak – Stand 17-388

Yamazaki Mazak was established in 1919 and has been contributing to the development of the machine tool industry as a leading global company. Visit Yamazaki Mazak at MACH 2024 to find out about apprenticeship opportunities from current apprentices.

As well as “A VR experience showcasing real life manufacturing solutions. Walk around our European Technology Centre, Project Engineering Centre and much more to see our machines in action!”


Siemens & JJA Snack – Stand – 17-42

Siemens are supporting JJA Snack with their Chocolate Factory in Barnsley which showcases hands-on experience in manufacturing and links digital technologies to manufacturing as part of the digital revolution.

By demonstrating the manufacturing process of chocolate, students will learn about topics such as data capture, streamlining manufacturing processes, and energy efficiency as well as how manufacturing is becoming increasingly digital. 

Join us and see the chocolate being made and technology used to make sure it is perfect every time!

Harper – Adams University – Stand 17-34

Harper Adams is the University for food production and technology, animal health and wellbeing, and their contribution to sustainable, living environments for our planet’s inhabitants supported by our departments, curricula, and research specialisms in Science, Technology, Agriculture, Business, Economics, Food, Land Management, Environment, Engineering, Entomology, Plant Science, Animal Wellbeing, Veterinary Science, Zoology, Farming, Sustainability, Enterprise, Digital, Data Science, and Policy.

The only UK University offering undergraduate degrees in agricultural engineering and automotive engineering with an off-highway focus. These specialist engineering degrees are complemented by the Mechanical Engineering and Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics Engineering degrees.


Imagineering – Stand 17-20

The Imagineering Foundation introduces 8-16 year olds to the fascinating world of engineering and technology through fun, hands-on activities.


To enthuse and nurture young engineers of the future

  • To spark the imagination through a positive first experience of Engineering.
  • To inspire enthusiasm towards Engineering by being a helpful role model.
  • To work with other organisations to provide support, guidance and educational material to enable the engineers of the future.
  • To establish collaborative networks, including with our stakeholders, that, from day one will provide clear pathways to a career in engineering.


Stem Learning – 17-38

STEM Learning is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to raising young people’s engagement and achievement in STEM.

Steam Learning is the largest UK provider of STEM education and careers support to schools, colleges and community groups. We want every young person in the UK to engage and succeed in STEM education.