We are now able to hold site tours for schools, local businesses and potential future employees at Lochaber Smelter.
February 2017 saw the launch of the GFG Foundation, founded by Sanjeev and Nicola Gupta. A charity with the aim of developing the skills required to aid individuals beginning a career in specific industries, notably engineering, metals and renewable energy.
Currently, the GFG Foundation provide funding to support 380 pupils from 10 primary schools within Lochaber and are continuing to support with the Generation Science 2017 scheme, a scheme in which we have been involved in for many years.
Recently, the foundation funded the development of a viewing area right in the heart of the casting process. This area allows visitors to witness first hand one of the stages in the production of aluminium, while ensuring their health and safety away from any risks.
We use this area as part of the tours we provide for local schools and also with work we do in conjunction with the Developing Young Workers (DYW) organisation.
Liberty Aluminium were involved in the “Big Bang” UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair held at Lochaber High School in Spring 2018.
The event was a great success with lots of enthusiastic pupils experiencing a positive S.T.E.M experience whilst finding out what happens here at Lochaber Smelter.
The pupils were invited to partake in a challenge, testing their engineer skills which was developed by 2 existing Apprentices, and if successful they were entered into a draw to win an iPad.
Well done to all who completed the challenge and congratulations to the lucky winner of our iPad giveaway!!
Liberty Aluminium supports the Highlands and Islands Shinty competition as main sponsors of the B.A. Balliemore Cup
GFG Alliance also supports the World Mountain Bike Championships, held every year in Fort William – outdoor capital of the UK.