Jack Chapman, an Embedded Electronic Engineering Apprentice at Renishaw, has been awarded an Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Horizons Bursary, with support from The Engineers Trust. Chapman will use the bursary to further his passion for engineering and aid his progression towards chartership. Chapman attended the IET Scholarships and Bursaries Celebration Ceremony, held on February 27th at the IET Savoy Place, London.
The IET bursary is a financial bonus designed to back apprentices and students working towards an engineering career. The bursary is funded by many prominent companies and charitable foundations, who also offer mentorship and advice from fellow professionals. They are awarded to students and apprentices who have not necessarily followed the A level route, have faced challenges or personal obstacles and have a passion for engineering. The funding will go towards financing Chapman’s accommodation and travel, as well as to help him work towards chartered engineering status.
Chapman joined Renishaw as a degree-level apprentice in 2017 and during his time has worked on programming, embedded programming, software design and electronic projects. He has also been heavily involved in the company’s education outreach scheme, spending four months designing and building a light wall. Because each of its 8,160 LEDs could be controlled individually, children visiting Renishaw’s Miskin site can program it to display text and images.
Rebecca Bound, Education Outreach Officer at Renishaw says: “Jack is a great asset to Renishaw and has gone above and beyond in his work for our education outreach programme. Renishaw has a 40-year track-record of providing apprentices with the opportunities they need to become successful engineers. For example Gareth Hankins, the Director of Group Manufacturing Services started here as an apprentice at age 16.”
Chapman says: “Renishaw is an extremely supportive environment to develop my engineering skill set. As an apprentice, I work on cutting-edge projects in an encouraging environment that develops my skills and refines my interests. The IET Horizons bursary will support me further in achieving my career goals.”
Renishaw offers a range of award-winning apprenticeship programmes in engineering, manufacturing, software and IT and embedded electronic engineering. An apprenticeship at Renishaw is an opportunity to earn-while you learn, with degree level apprentices able to obtain their university qualifications with no student debt. Further benefits include a competitive salary and an extensive benefits package, with onsite gyms, medical insurance and pension.
For more information about Renishaw’s apprenticeships or to apply, go to www.renishaw.com/apprentice.