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Renishaw STEM Workplace Visit and Workshops

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 STEM Workplace Visit and Workshops

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.


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

Subjects and topics

    • Computing
    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Physics
    • Electronics, robotics and programming
    • General engineering
    • Materials, products and manufacturing
    • Mechanical engineering, systems and processes
    • Medicine and healthcare

Gatsby benchmarks

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:

  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces

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.

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STEM Ambassadors

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

  • Ages 11 to 18+
  • In-school
  • Full day
  • Free
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  • Ages 11 to 14
  • Offsite - Multiple locations
  • Full day
  • Cost may apply

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