13 November 2012
(picture caption: Alex Pitt, Sales & Marketing Director at Tracmaster, with students from Plumpton College)
A group of 12 students from the machinery and engineering department at Plumpton College visited Tracmaster in Burgess Hill today (13th November) on a field industry visit with a view to providing them with a practical and business user aspect to their course. Alex Pitt, Sales & Marketing Director of Tracmaster (www.tracmaster.co.uk), one of the UK’s leading conservation, groundcare and machinery specialists, spent the morning with the students, giving them a tour of the workshop and an insight into practicalities of the business side of land-based technology.
PlumptonCollegelecturer, Alan Pitt commented: “We are extremely indebted to Tracmaster for allowing access to their modern facilities. The students are studying on the BTEC Level 3 Diploma and Certificate in Land-based Technology. The visit to Tracmaster gave them the opportunity to meet a variety of staff, experience relevant industry equipment and gain valuable experience of business operations, which will hugely enhance their College studies.”
One of the students, Ian Hayes, 16, from Worthing, commented: “It has been a great opportunity to see the production process in action and a really inspiring trip.”
Since the original 400-acre College farm was bought back in 1919, Plumpton College has certainly seen a lot of changes.