Tag: Manufacturing

Doncaster Students to take part in Summer Academy

This summer, The Work-wise Foundation will be delivering two of their Summer Academies to students in Doncaster, in partnership with Doncaster Council and Equality in STEM.   There will be two academies available to Doncaster students aged between 14 and 18 in August. The first, running from the 9th to the 12th August will focus on Women into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)....

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Launch of Sector Routeways Programme for Engineering & Manufacturing

The Work-wise Foundation will deliver a series of programmes to job-seekers aspiring to a career in Engineering and Manufacturing on behalf of Sheffield City Council.   The first programme will commence in July, and will see 20 individuals attend two weeks of training led by The Work-wise Foundation and then go on to complete two weeks of work experience within the Engineering or Manufacturing...

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Invite for Secondary Schools to take part in Operation Vulcan

We are thrilled to be launching Operation Vulcan, which is innovative challenge for Secondary schools to get involved in the build of the new home for the Vulcan XH558 in Doncaster! We are inviting Secondary Schools to enter teams in a competition to design a display stand and exhibition space that that showcases an original Bomb Bay Fuel Tank from the Vulcan (pictured right).Schools and Teams...

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Kickstart Scheme: How are Dan & Sam settling in at Tecomet?

This week we’ve been catching up with two of our kickstart placements, Dan Green and Sam Hatton-Price, on how they have been settling in at Tecomet.   Founded in 1963, Tecomet is the market leading provider of manufacturing solutions for complex, high-precision products and services for the Medical Device and Aerospace & Defense markets. Tecomet operates seventeen (17) global manufacturing...

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Launch of Operation Vulcan – An Innovative Project for Primary and Secondary Schools

During Get up to Speed with STEM this week, The Work-wise Foundation have launched Operation Vulcan which is an innovative project for primary and secondary schools. Seventy years ago, Britain led the world in aircraft design. The Avro Vulcan is the iconic example from that era of aerospace engineering at its world best. It has an impressive list of technical innovations includes being the first...

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THE WORK-WISE FOUNDATION IS KICKSTARTING OPPORTUNITIES WITH LOCAL EMPLOYERS

Over the last few weeks we have seen some of our first Kickstart applicants begin their placements with employers.   Both Chimo Holdings and Footprint Tools took on their first kickstart employee this month. Chimo Holdings is a premierBritish manufacturer, blending traditional Sheffield craftsmanship with modern technology to produce an impressive range of the finest quality cutlery, gallery...

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South Yorkshire Celebrates Success of Skills Event

South Yorkshire hosted the largest private sector skills showcase event last week, which was attended by over 3,000 young people from 69 schools and involved over 90 businesses. The ‘Get up to Speed’ with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing) event was designed to inspire students from 8 to 25 years about careers in science, technology and the manufacturing industries,...

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Huge South Yorkshire exhibition aims to engineer a new generation of recruits

Faced with a huge recruitment shortfall, local engineering firms organised a one-day show to inspire children – but did it actually work? The sector has long battled an image problem, youngsters dreaming of easy fame on talent shows, the demise of government-sponsored training under Margaret Thatcher and allegedly out-of-touch teachers focused on sending youngsters to university.Pictured...

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IET Innovation Challenge 2018 Launch

Two launch days were required to accommodate the numbers and were held  on Monday 8th January at AMRC Training Centre, and Tuesday 23rd January at Magna, Rotherham. This year there are 12 teams of students have teamed up with 12 companies. Students aged 13-16  have been teamed up with  local engineering, manufacturing and technology businesses. The 12 schools will be working on a bespoke project...

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