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The Additive Manufacturing Division at Renishaw Inc. is picking up the training gauntlet with an internal program called the Applications Academy.

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The Additive Manufacturing Division at Renishaw Inc. is picking up the training gauntlet with an internal program called the Applications Academy. It was established in 2010 as a result of an assessment of the company’s future business requirements, which reflected the need for applications engineers to service this growing segment of the company’s business.

The Academy recruits promising candidates who then spend 21 months training to become applications engineers. The program includes a 3-month induction that all graduates joining the company complete and qualify for placements within one of three different divisions within Renishaw.

The Academy is turning into an excellent recruitment tool for the company to evaluate potential employees ongoing. Demand for the program is at an all-time high with applicants doubling in the last year.

It’s a make or buy decision by Renishaw and in an environment where the availability of skilled recruits is rather thin, the decision to train internally seems to make the most sense. Many manufacturing companies might be well served to emulate this example. Click here to learn more about Renishaw’s program.