Tag: STEM

Parker mentors engineers of the future in schools’ challenge

Staff from Parker in Sheffield have been involved with a mentoring project with Bradfield Technical College, which is helping to inspire young engineers for the future. The technical college took part, alongside eight other South Yorkshire schools, in the ‘Get up to Speed’ (GUTS) Innovation and Design challenge and Parker worked with two teams, the first was tasked with designing a cleaning...

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Youngsters improve their job prospects by attending Get up to Speed

For many young people attending Get up to Speed with Engineering and Manufacturing (GUTS) literally changed their lives. Now in its 7th year GUTS is the largest event in the region showcasing careers in engineering, manufacturing and technology in a fun and interactive way. A range of the region’s top companies in the sector are there looking for future talent. Many companies have identified...

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Newburgh Precision hosts visit from Cutlers’ Made in Sheffield Ambassadors

Early in January 2016 20, 14 to 15 year old, Year 10 pupils from Bradfield School and Westfield School’s visited Newburgh Precision in Rotherham as part of The Cutlers’ Made in Sheffield Ambassador programme which provides experience of real businesses in action. The pupils had a presentation from Managing Director, David Greenan, on the range of work that Newburgh Precision undertake for sectors...

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Regional Engineering Employers Driving the Skills Agenda and helping youngsters Get up to Speed

The 6th Annual work-wise Get up to Speed with engineering and manufacturing event takes place on Wednesday 20th April 2016. The event will return for a 2nd year to The Magna Science and Adventure Centre in Rotherham following the tremendous success in 2015 when the event attracted almost 2,000 visitors. Driven by the regions employers and supported by founding sponsors Tata Steel and The Institution...

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Alcoa’s Donation to mark Firth Rixson deal

Alcoa has completed a £1.7bn takeover of Sheffield aerospace components company Firth Rixson – and to celebrate handed more than £40,000 to good causes including work-wise. The US metals giant announced in June it was buying the historic Sheffield company from a US private equity house. It has now taken on Firth Rixson’s 2,400 employees across 12 factories worldwide, including four in Sheffield....

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Launch of Apprentice Coaching Programme

A new initiative inspired and championed by Chairman, Kevin Parkin sees The Work-wise Foundation teaming up with Bev Lockwood to support local manufacturers with their succession planning, through coaching apprentices who are showing potential of becoming one of the next generation of business leaders. Bev Lockwood of Unlocked Ltd is a leadership coach who works with senior business and next generation...

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