Renishaw offers schools a range of free workshops at their HQ and manufacturing site, all designed to inspire young students to consider STEM careers and help them to understand more about engineering.
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 their 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.
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
The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:
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.
STEM Ambassadors from a wide range of STEM-related jobs to help bring subjects to life.
Inspire girls into STEM with university and company visits with hands-on activities.