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20/10/21

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We're proud to be offering a variety of jobs as part of the scheme. If you are, or know someone, aged 16-24 claiming universal credit there may be a job suitable with BMAT as part of the scheme. Find out more about each of our roles on https://t.co/aCEPJ4mD6E https://t.co/tBRuKMQtia

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07/10/21

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Today we took delivery of our brand new Harlow based mini bus. 🚐 Keep an eye out for it as it transports our students to sports fixtures, trips, visits and more! https://t.co/AVpMlJJzfp

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03/10/21

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The patient led OSAAT conference happened! Wonderful speakers (not )😉, heart-rending contributions from survivors &💯people who brought the to life. Thank you to students https://t.co/ygp3N3vU51

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29/09/21

The Fight Cancer with Hope Conference is hearing inspiring stories from cancer survivors. https://t.co/qiVZsOOcdm

29/09/21

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One of our in Harlow is hosting the NHS Fight Cancer with Hope conference today, with students designing and setting up the event. We'll enjoy seeing the updates from throughout the day! https://t.co/ws83lFz8vF

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29/09/21

The Fight Cancer with Hope Conference is in full swing with delegates in person and online. Our students have done an amazing job with the concept, design, setup and on the day support. https://t.co/ybGxM6bUBD

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29/09/21

The Fight Cancer With Hope Conference is in full swing with delegates in person and online. Our students have done us proud with the concept, design, setup and on the day support. https://t.co/sFra0n7mYQ

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24/09/21

BMAT STEM Academy, in collaboration with invite you to the Fight Cancer with Hope Conference . Register for your place here: https://t.co/ArGE07F8T3 https://t.co/QdLwjuqYi5

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16/08/21

"I have put in a lot of effort, so I feel pretty good about my results. I am looking forward to studying at the next level." https://t.co/gUjIFnSvD4 https://t.co/wztruPoySB

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16/08/21

"I have put in a lot of effort, so I feel pretty good about my results. I am looking forward to studying at the next level." https://t.co/gUjIFnSvD4 https://t.co/h7hnfVk6tk

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16/08/21

"When I arrived in England, I did not think I would be able to achieve these grades." https://t.co/gUjIFnSvD4 https://t.co/xiJ4Y0dY1j

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12/08/21

"Regardless of the adversity they have faced, our students continued to persevere and overcome." https://t.co/WB4KWi0P10 https://t.co/NEgGd49Qn2

12/08/21

A huge congratulations to all our Year 11 students on your amazing results!We could not be more proud of you. Sixth form enrolment continues today until 4pm, and tomorrow from 9am - 1pm.

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12/08/21

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GCSE Results 2021: BMAT STEM Academy students “smash down barriers’. https://t.co/lirdnwJTRs https://t.co/x99zNIRMIW

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08/07/21

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has an incredible history and an inspiring story of leaving General Electric and joining a diabetes tech following his son's diagnosis of T1D. Perfect for our students from https://t.co/MwzmUZCkAx

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08/07/21

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Students and teaching colleagues from listen and joining the discussion at the ’s Diabetes conference. Right now we’re hearing from and his powerful message https://t.co/xe3N2rMSap

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08/07/21

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Out Now! 🌟 The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read it online here - https://t.co/aqc2Xy6VVz https://t.co/KdyaAhJ1Aq

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11/06/21

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BMAT recently appointed a director of to help children to reach their full potential. The former headteacher has started his work by bringing together experts from across the Trust to share best practise. https://t.co/dXL7gGTkgX https://t.co/btrvCXMwsv

27/05/21

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Delighted to be partnered with , such a talented group of young people. The can't wait to see their final designs! https://t.co/4X15i2gu7T

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27/05/21

What a great afternoon! Year 10 working on their sponsor project from , Year 11 learning about the science of chocolate and Year 12 economists learning about Monopolies in the best way possible. https://t.co/mF7YMWsUz1

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Gratnells Engineering inspires school students to consider careers in STEM

Gratnells Engineering inspires school students to consider careers in STEM

Posted: 16th January 2019

The Harlow-based manufacturer is committed to promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing subjects to young people and recently welcomed local school students on-site for a day of activities.

Historically known as the leading name in school storage in over 68 countries of the world (and the producer of the iconic Gratnells Tray) Gratnells Engineering has developed into a multi-sector manufacturer capable of providing high-volume laser cutting, powder coating and bespoke metal solutions to a wide range of customers.

The company has previously supported campaigns such as the F1 in Schools’ program, the Year of Engineering and most recently, has developed key relationships with educational institutions in the local area such as BMAT STEM Academy. The business has become a Gold Level sponsor to the school this year, which will see them provide support and opportunities for students to further their understanding of manufacturing and play a role in product development.

As part of this initiative, the Gratnells factory recently welcomed a group of 20 BMAT STEM students on-site, giving presentations about the company history, providing insight into areas such as quality control and delivering experiences such as tours of the impressive facilities. The students were introduced to the different roles and responsibilities found in a typical manufacturing environment and were set an activity to evaluate a real, current prototype product using evaluation sheets, followed by making prototype designs and layouts for their own ideas.

Every student completed a feedback form at the end of the day and these almost unanimously stated the tour of the impressive Gratnells facility was the favourite part of the day. This included a chance to see some exciting Powder Coating, Injection Moulding and Laser Cutting machinery in action, producing many of the classroom tools and equipment they use in school every day. Designed to showcase the variety of manufacturing solutions Gratnells Engineering provides, students also had the opportunity to witness primary metal work, such as drilling, tapping, folding and welding; as well as foam cutting and vac forming taking place.

The importance of health and safety in the factory environment was reiterated throughout with the wearing of high vis jackets and following of specified walkways and crossings.

Dave Ramsey, Assistant Head Teacher at BMAT STEM, said “The students had a brilliant experience and a number of them have said that they want to work for Gratnells in the future! We really appreciate all the effort the team put into the students’ experience both on the day and the impact working with the company is having on their learning. Students have been inspired and can’t wait to start using some of the ideas in lessons and in their project work.”

Chloe Winyard, Gratnells Engineering Marketing Assistant, commented, “The students from BMAT STEM were so engaged and came up with some really brilliant ideas. We are delighted the tour in particular proved popular and we hope to have inspired some of the students to consider a future career in a STEM subject. Grantells Engineering has a long history of offering opportunities to students and just last year saw three apprentices convert into full-time members of staff.”

Chloe is herself working towards a CIM qualification - further evidence she says, of her employer’s commitment to education, “By supporting my continued development, Gratnells Engineering are showing they truly believe in personal progression. If we continue to show the importance to keep learning ourselves, we hope we can inspire others to do the same.”

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