It’s been brilliant, we’ve been given a lot of really challenging things to do, like pulling an engine apart.

Lucy Robinson

They also witnessed demonstrations and received briefings on the Phalanx, 4.5” Gun and Automated Small Calibre Gun (ASCG) which is fitted to Type 23 frigates and used primarily to defend against fast inshore attack craft.

Student Dan Poole, 14, from Birmingham, is currently studying at Aston UTC. Talking of the visit he said: “It’s been really good so far. I’m interested in engineering and joining the Navy so this is really good.

“We’re staying on HMS Bristol too which is really cool.”

The visit to HMS Sultan was packed full of hands-on Air and Marine Engineering activities including learning aircraft maintenance skills, about survival equipment and how to maintain a diesel engine.

Student Lucy Robinson, 14, who was also from Aston UTC said: “It’s been brilliant, we’ve been given a lot of really challenging things to do, like pulling an engine apart.

“I think we’re being given lots of opportunities to see different types of engineering and what’s out there and this has really made me rethink what I want to do in the long run.”

Engineering Technician (Marine Engineering)

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