The Wiseman Fund is keen to sponsor a limited number of young people who are interested in gaining work experience within manufacturing optics. Established in 1957 as a memorial to Max Wiseman, a well-respected industry figure, the charity is looking at the most effective means of supporting young people.
Gaining work experience is believed to be one of the most pressing needs. “Practical, hands-on experience is often difficult to find and so we are looking to help young people to gain some insight into optical manufacturing whilst not causing any expense to the companies concerned. This scheme would allow a limited number to gain some knowledge and inspire them to join the industry,” say The Wiseman Fund Trustees.
The intention is to provide a two week work placement within an established lab for interested young people to gain an insight into the nature of manufacturing optics. Travel and subsistence expenses, and where necessary some accommodation costs, will be met by the Fund. Any companies wishing to discuss the opportunities of the scheme should contact the Trustees here