Jon Fuge , Technical Fellow, Renishaw
My job involves designing next generation measurement systems to help meet the increasing requirements for precision and reduced manufacturing time by our customers.
My work is office-based, working with my team of engineers. I occasionally visit customers and attend one or two design shows each year.
It helps to be self-motivated and work both alone and with a team. It’s good to observe how things are done but have a questioning and analytical approach, to challenge why, and use your own innovation for fixing problems.
As a child, I continually dismantled toys (sometimes beyond repair!) but enjoyed constructive toys too and was hooked on building new things from an early age.
I was often bored in school, but was interested in electronics and wanted to be an electronics engineer.
I did some D&T, including electronics in my earlier years at secondary school but not at GCSE.
I left school with A-levels in physics, maths and computer science and went into work as a PCB (printed circuit board) assembler.
I’ve worked up from the bottom in the industry, as a test engineer, design engineer, principal engineer and am now a technical fellow.
Along the route, I took an engineering degree.