Education and Careers blogs
Inspiring female engineers is key to closing skills gap
Renishaw is taking a proactive role in promoting careers in engineering by running work experience schemes each year for students in years 10 to 13. Here Rebecca Bound, Education Outreach Officer at Renishaw, shares how Evie Ford, a student at Barnwood Park school, Gloucester, was inspired by the 2019 work experience week.
Integrating graduates in your company
EngineeringUK reports suggest that 61 per cent of engineering businesses in 2018 were not confident they would find people suitable to fill their highly skilled vacancies. Due to a persistent skills gap in manufacturing, graduates are likely to only become more valuable with time. Here Becca Hiorns, Graduate Lead at Renishaw, explains how businesses can integrate graduates into their teams.
Tackling the gender gap in engineering
Efforts to cultivate female talent in engineering are essential to consolidate the UK’s position as a world-leading innovator in the field. Here, Rebecca Bound, Education Outreach officer at global engineering technologies company Renishaw, explains what employers can do to tackle the gender gap.
Getting to the heart of technology
Dave Collingwood, Principal Engineer at global engineering technologies company Renishaw, explains the benefits of Technology Teardown workshops, where students, aided by engineers, disassemble domestic technology to understand how its component parts work together to perform the function of the product.
Renishaw and Bristol Music Trust bring music to engineering
Renishaw has teamed up with the Bristol Music Trust charity to combine science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and music education for children in Bristol, UK. As part of the collaboration, Renishaw is demonstrating the role that fun and creativity plays in engineering by supporting Beat Lab, an interactive music-tech initiative.
Building Renishaw's Gromitronic
A team of young engineers at Renishaw has designed and built Gromitronic, an interactive Gromit sculpture for The Grand Appeal's Gromit Unleashed 2 trail. As one of the Trailblazer companies involved, the team was asked to create one of three interactive Gromit sculptures for the trail that represents innovation in engineering and design.