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Behind the scenes experience for six lucky students

13 July 2016

Renishaw selected six A Level students across the country to take part in the company’s Engineering Experience, a hands-on tour of some of the UK’s top engineering businesses.

This year, the event runs between July 11 and July 15. The initiative inspires young people to consider an engineering career by providing them with an all expenses paid opportunity to see engineering companies in action. The participants are the winners of a competition Renishaw organised in partnership with the charity Young Engineers.

The week-long residential begins with a trip to Renishaw’s Miskin site near Cardiff, for a computer coding exercise and a tour of the facility that includes the company’s unique Healthcare Centre of Excellence. At the end of the week the students will visit Renishaw’s headquarters near Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire for technical demonstrations and a hands-on technology teardown. 

The students will be visiting several other companies including British Airways Maintenance, EDF Energy, BBC Bristol, Rolls Royce, Bouygues and world-renowned Aardman Studios. The diverse schedule allows students to gain practical insight about the different opportunities a career in engineering can offer them.

”Engineering companies can sometimes struggle to inspire young people,” explained Julie Collins, Renishaw’s Education Liaison Manager. “By creating a meaningful and positive experience early on, Renishaw hopes to encourage more young people to consider a STEM-based career.”

“The Renishaw Engineering Experience is a valuable way for students to learn the ropes of a career in engineering directly from some of the most talented engineers, graduates and apprentices in the UK,” explained Rod Edwards, Chief Executive of Young Engineers. “The competition has now run for four years and we have seen great results in terms of participants being able to make considered career choices based on their week-long experiences.” 

The Renishaw Engineering Experience is organised in partnership with the charity Young Engineers, which promotes engineering to UK students aged seven to nineteen through practical experiences. The six competition winning students already have a keen interest in engineering.

The six students chosen are:
• Andreas Richardson, Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital School, Bristol 
• Binali Patel, Tiffin Girls’ School, Kingston-upon-Thames 
• Connor Mason, Apollo Studio Academy, Peterlee, Durham 
• Emily Wayland, Salesian College, Farnborough, Hampshire
• Max Sellars, Warwickshire College, Rugby, Warwickshire 
• Sophie Bloodworth, Beaconsfield High School, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

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