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Lights! Camera! Action! Fine Tubes takes starring role in manufacturing film aimed at inspiring Plymouth youngsters

Friday, July 16, 2021

Lights! Camera! Action! Fine Tubes takes starring role

in manufacturing film aimed at inspiring Plymouth youngsters

Plymouth-based metal tubing manufacturer, Fine Tubes, has participated in the creation of a video aimed at informing and inspiring school pupils about the value of pursuing careers in the manufacturing sector.

The video was produced and funded by regional film specialist, Twofour, which is part of ITV Studios and also based in Plymouth, UK. It is being delivered into Plymouth primary schools with the help of local charity, Plymouth Children in Poverty. The video rollout will be followed up by in-person visits to school by representatives from the participating businesses.

The charity’s involvement in the film was part of its ‘Widening Horizons’ initiative aimed at raising aspirations and increasing opportunities for local children and families living near or beneath the breadline. Fine Tubes is one of four Plymouth businesses that participated in the first series of videos, along with Plymouth Citybus, The Bailey Partnership, and Twofour.

The video was filmed at the Fine Tubes specialist tubing mill and highlights the exciting opportunities available within the manufacturing sector. It features staff in diverse job roles including Operations, Technical, Maintenance and Marketing. The goal of the film was to answer children’s questions about careers in the manufacturing sector and offer valuable insights into how to become involved and build up a rewarding career.

David Cawse, Operations Director at Fine Tubes, said, “We thoroughly enjoyed being part of this crucial video and hope that it inspires and educates children across the city about the many rewarding opportunities that working in a manufacturing company such as ours can offer. We are lucky to have a talented, dedicated team here, and are proud to tell their stories.”

Kerry Bidewell, PCiP’s Campaign Co-ordinator, commented, “The children really connected with the Fine Tubes team and found it incredibly interesting that the world of engineering is technical but also creative, offering a variety of careers within the sector.

The engagement levels are through the roof - proving that this delivery into Year Six is perfectly timed, as traditionally children do not get access to this kind of career information until much later. Allaying any early worries some children were already having. Sending them off on their next learning adventure brimming with the knowledge of opportunity right here in Plymouth.”

Fine Tubes is one of five business units that make up AMETEK Specialty Metal Products (SMP). The company manufactures precision metal tubing products in a range of specialty alloys at its highly integrated tubing mill in Plymouth. As well as the energy, oil and gas and industrial sectors, tubes produced by Fine Tubes are used in numerous critical applications across many global sectors, including nuclear, medical, aerospace and defence.