Renishaw hosts Prince Andrew at science fair
Renishaw, the Wotton-under-Edge engineering group, attracted the attention of the Duke of York at the Big Bang Fair in London.
The metrology company attended the event for the first time to help promote science and engineering to children, parents and teachers from across the UK.
The Big Bang Fair was attended by over 60,000 people with the opening performed by Business Secretary Vince Cable, and visits also received by the Prime Minister David Cameron and David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science.
The Duke of York, who is patron of the organisation Young Engineers, visited several stands including Renishaw's, where he was hosted by Dr Tim Prestidge, a Renishaw director and trustee of Young Engineers, and Lucy Ackland, who joined the company as an apprentice aged 16 and last year achieved a first class Bachelor of Engineering degree.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Sunday, June 30 2013
"The Duke was interested to learn how committed Renishaw is to skills development", said Dr Prestidge. "He seemed particularly impressed that this year we are recruiting a record 50 apprentices and 64 graduates, whilst also giving summer and one-year placements to another 100 young people."
Renishaw has also worked with Young Engineers to develop The Renishaw Engineering Experience, a competition that will give 6 students aged 16-18 the opportunity to spend a fully expensed week looking behind the scenes at various engineering-based organisations.
Entry closes at the end of this month, with further details click here.