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Renishaw's STEM Workshops & School Visits

Workplace STEM workshops and school visits to inspire young people towards careers in STEM!

Renishaw's STEM Workshops & School Visits

Renishaw is a global company with core skills in measurement, motion control, spectroscopy, and precision machining.

In their bid to grow a future STEM talent pipeline of young people into their business, and to bring real-world context and added value to local schools' science, technology, engineering and maths curricula, they have invested in a STEM Outreach team with dedicated STEM centre facilities at their headquarters site at New Mills, and at theirĀ Manufacturing site at Miskin.

Their STEM Outreach programme offers local schools a range of free workshops for students in years 7 to 13, and STEM assemblies for primary aged students. These engagements are designed to inspire students to consider STEM careers, and help them to understand more about how exciting a career in engineering can be.

The STEM Outreach team is complimented by more than 150 STEM Ambassadors from different roles across the business, including current graduates and apprentices, who all want to help students to see how great and achievable a career in engineering can be.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Develop engineering employability skills

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering


  • Materials
  • Electricity
  • Forces
  • Computing

Working scientifically

Whichever curriculum your school follows, pupils should have the opportunity to carry out practical investigations in science that help them to develop their scientific skills. This experience builds the following enquiry skills:

  • Asking questions
  • Setting up tests
  • Observing and measuring
  • Interpreting and communicating results

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Aiming high - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

Good for a career in...

  • Computing
  • Design
  • Electronics
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STEM Ambassadors

STEM Ambassadors from a wide range of STEM-related jobs help to bring subjects to life!

  • Ages 5 to 11
  • In-school
  • Full day
  • Free

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