The competition will enable six young people to experience a week-long insight into engineering-based organisations.
The competition will enable six young people to experience a week-long insight into engineering-based organisations.

 

The Renishaw Engineering Experience, which is open to all full-time UK students aged 16-18, will run annually for an initial three years, with the first event taking place in June 2013.

The competition has been launched at a time that many UK businesses are struggling to fill vacancies for skilled engineers.

“As a nation we simply have to attract high-quality people into engineering, not just by persuading young people of the rewarding careers on offer, but importantly their teachers, families and other influencers,” said Peter Bowler, Renishaw’s group human resources manager.

The Renishaw Engineering Experience will allow the winners to get close to successful engineering-led organisations and heritage sites, meet the people behind their success, and see the products which impact our daily lives. It will culminate in a visit to Renishaw’s factory in Gloucestershire.

Entry is open until 31 March 2013, with selection and interviews taking place in April.