GITEP DT Trainees Visit Renishaw
GITEP design and technology students visit Renishaw

The DT Trainees were hosted by engineering company Renishaw last week. This provided an invaluable experience to see how schools can make links with industry and give their students an opportunity to see their subject in a real-life situation. Renishaw is a global engineering technology group, who create high precision technology for metrology and healthcare, as well as being a world leader in metal 3D printing.

The trainees were impressed by the scope of the equipment and products Renishaw produce including Gromitronic, an interactive Gromit sculpture created to represent innovation in engineering and design, as part of Bristol Children’s Hospital’s summer 2018 sculpture trail.

The trainees were able to see how Renishaw can support schools with workshops that engage students in the world of STEM, and through career guidance that can help students make informed decisions about their future career paths and contribute to the Gatsby Benchmarks framework.

Liz commented, “From a teaching point of view, hearing about the range of careers and apprenticeships offered is definitely important for a teacher to help understand different pathways we can encourage our students to take and how we can help and guide them in their choices. Having contacts in industry will be helpful in the future.”

“Gromitronic was definitely a highlight of the visit!!”

GITEP design and technology students visit Renishaw
GITEP Design and Technology Trainees at Renishaw