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Letting others do the talking

RAMTIC at Stonehouse
Posted 25th Apr 2012 by Chris in engineering, manufacturing, apprenticeships, machine tools, skills, stonehouse

Improving the image of manufacturing and engineering and encouraging more young people into the sector has been a constant theme running across our blogs since we first started them in November 2009. However, we all know that our own words are not enough - so today, we're handing over to a recent visitor to our Stonehouse (Gloucestershire) machine shop who attended a schools open afternoon that we held this week as part of the inaugural Stroud Festival of Manufacturing & Engineering. 

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The night is bright, the night is orange

Renishaw wins national business award 2011
Posted 11th Nov 2011 by Chris in engineering, manufacturing, apprenticeships, graduates, orange, grant thornton, national business awards

It was perhaps appropriate that at a business awards event sponsored by the telecoms brand Orange, that Renishaw, with its main corporate colour of orange (pantone 151 if you’re interested), should win one of the night’s key accolades.

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There's engineering and science gold to be found in California

Roxanne Pollard and her innovative Bicycle Safety Helmet
Posted 10th May 2011 by Chris in roxanne pollard, isef, science, engineering, apprenticeships, brian cox, kate bellingham

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, providing an annual forum for more than 1,500 high school students from 65 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research. The event is currently running in Los Angeles (8th to 13th May) and this year we are really pleased that one of our young apprentices is representing the UK.

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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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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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'The past is now part of my future, the present is well out of hand'

Renishaw offers excellent careers for graduates and students with the right capabilities and attitude
Posted 9th Dec 2010 by Chris in recruitment, jobs, graduate jobs, apprenticeships, placements, work experience, joy division, ian curtis

There are probably few engineering blogs titled with a lyric from post-punk band Joy Division, but as today’s post is very much about making positive decisions that shape the future, then it seemed peculiarly apt.

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Sorry Fernando, Mark, Sebastian and Lewis – the star really is the car

F1 Red bull
Posted 12th Nov 2010 by Chris in tool setters, touch probes, engineering, apprenticeships, formula one, ross brawn, red bull f1, michael schumacher

Ross Brawn is something of a legend in the world of Formula One, from helping Michael Schumacher win multiple Driver’s titles at Benetton and Ferrari, to winning both the Constructors’ and Drivers’ titles in the first year of existence of his own team Brawn GP (now Mercedes GLP Petronas).

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Engineered progression

Stonehouse - Gareth Hankins
Posted 19th Mar 2010 by Chris in apprenticeships, education

We’re pleased that during National Science and Engineering Week, which is in part designed to inspire young people to consider a career in science and engineering, that the UK’s National Apprenticeship Service has added us to their employer roll of honour – the recognition is given to companies who are committed to apprenticeships.

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