HUNDREDS of students took part in an open day at one of Worcester's largest employers.

Worcester Bosch opened its doors for National Manufacturing Day, allowing students and members of the public to come in and see the work going on behind the scenes at the business.

The event coincided with the company’s ongoing 60th birthday celebrations this year as a community focused manufacturer, currently employing 1,850 people.

The tour included the production area where 250,000 A-rated boilers are produced annually, the training facility where 15,000 heating engineers upskill each year as well a look at the future of fuel innovations that are in development.

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Also included was a meeting with the company’s STEM ambassadors.

Martyn Bridges, director of technical services commented: "By opening our doors to visitors for National Manufacturing Day we hope to show the fantastic craftmanship, engineering as well as research and development that has been going into our products since we formed 60 years ago, as well as providing an insight to the public what being in a dynamic industry like heating can be.

"We’re excited to have shone a light on the future of the industry and the steps we are taking to achieve support net zero goals in the country, as well as hopefully inspiring a new generation of engineers."

Worcester Bosch was set up in the city back in 1962.

Since then, the company has grown to one of the country’s largest heating system and boiler providers.

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Its first headquarters was at the Old Vinegar Works in St Martin’s Gate.

The company then moved to Diglis in 1968 and Warndon in the 1990s.

Ozair Hudli, who is studying engineering business management at the University of Warwick, said: "The entire tour was quite interesting but being able to see hands on what happens on the factory floor and how things are managed in real time was the shot of the day.

"The manufacturing landscape is moving towards renewables and things are changing, the landscape is changing and there’s so much more companies can do to innovate in the products they provide or the way they function so I think manufacturing is obviously a thing of the future."