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View from the Mill - March 2011 Archive

Just the job? The engineering recruitment challenge

Product development
Posted 13th Mar 2011 by Chris in jobs, engineering, skills shortage, apprenticeships, student placements, applications academy

We were recently asked by a newspaper in our home county of Gloucestershire, England, to briefly explain why it is that unemployment in the area where most of our manufacturing facilities are based is rising, yet we have some 150 vacancies within the locality. Here is our response to 'Stroud Life' to explain what is going on:

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A most rewarding evening

Sir David McMurtry
Posted 11th Mar 2011 by Chris in technology, investment, r&d, engineering, manufacturing, plc awards, recruitment

Last night Renishaw was awarded the Best Technology award at the PLC Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London – the awards are described as the 'event of the year' for London’s financial community and are attended by 1,500 people, from companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, investment banks, fund managers, investment analysts and corporate advisors.

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Women in engineering

Lucy Ackland, Renishaw
Posted 9th Mar 2011 by Chris in women, engineering, apprenticeships, bloodhound ssc, stem, international women's day, smallpeice

Yesterday was International Women's Day and to mark the occasion a special 'Women into Engineering Fair' was held at Barnwood Park girls school in Gloucester, UK, at which Renishaw exhibited.

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And the Born Global winner is….

Born Global logo
Posted 7th Mar 2011 by Chris in born global, innovation, exports, vince cable

In November we mentioned that Renishaw had been asked to be an ambassador for a new competition that offered entrepreneurs and businesses in the South West of England the chance to win money, advice and professional services that would help them to have a successful launch on the international stage. The idea being that businesses do not need to establish themselves in their home markets before venturing into foreign markets – so in effect they are ‘Born Global’.

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Gauge ahoy!

De Equator meet een medische component
Posted 3rd Mar 2011 by Chris in gauging, equator, ss great britain, isambard kingdom brunel, bristol, engineering

Yesterday was a significant milestone in Renishaw’s history with press launches taking place in eight countries to announce not just a new product, but a completely new product line – gauging!

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