Members of the Unit are involved with the SETPOINT scheme, which is part of the Science, Engineering and Technology Network that aims for every young person to have the opportunity to participate in an appropriate Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths activity linking schools to business and the ‘world of work’. This strengthens the links between the Department and local schools, allowing school children to benefit by applying what is learnt in the classroom to real-life problem solving.

LPDU also accepts work experience pupils from local schools and incubates them in an environment where they can develop their CAD and engineering experience, once again with real-life challenges.