To continue the success of Renishaw’s education outreach programme, the global engineering company has become an official partner of the Cardiff Blues Community Foundation. The three-year partnership will see the Guinness PRO14 rugby club’s community team deliver a new secondary school programme to raise the aspirations of year 8 and 9 pupils in the local area.
The programme is already being piloted in six schools in the Cardiff region, where over 100 children are already taking part. As part of the partnership, Renishaw also sponsors the Cardiff Blues Ladies Team and has supported a Girl’s Rookie Rugby Day for over 600 people at the Cardiff City House of Sport Air Dome and a Girls Elite Camp at the club’s Vale training base. The Wales international scrum-half Tomos Williams and Blues Ladies’ flanker Kira Philpott also act as brand ambassadors for Renishaw.
The partnership reinforces the work of Renishaw’s education outreach programme, which it runs to inspire young people in South Wales, Bristol and Gloucestershire to consider engineering as a possible future career option. As part of this, Renishaw works with a number of partners, as well as running workshops, activities and events in-house.