Wotton under Edge Renishaw’s engineering competition inspires UK students

Renishaw students on BBC Breakfast TV

Renishaw students on BBC Breakfast TV - Credit: Archant

Renishaw, the science and engineering technologies company and Young Engineers, the organisation devoted to encouraging careers in engineering, are for the third consecutive year running a competition that will enable 6 young people to experience a unique week-long insight into engineering-based organisations.

The Renishaw Engineering Experience, which is open to Year 12 UK students (aged 16-17), will take place from 6th to 10th July 2015 with entries closing on 31st March.

In 2014 the six winning students of the competition were given behind-the-scenes tours of eight big name engineering organisations, including BAE Systems, Airbus and Jaguar Land Rover, culminating with a tour and measurement challenge at Renishaw’s New Mills headquarters in Gloucestershire. They were accompanied throughout the week by Renishaw graduates who were able to offer insights into a variety of engineering roles and answer questions the students had about their prospective career paths.

Rod Edwards, Chief of Executive of Young Engineers, explains, “We are delighted to again partner with Renishaw on this exciting initiative. Last year’s winners had a fantastic time, experiencing everything from aerospace to automotive and

different types of engineering. They saw nanotechnology and massive bits of civil engineering, and had a lot of fun. It was very inspiring for them.”