Apprenticeships

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Software Apprentices 2014

The application process for the Software Apprenticeship Scheme is now closed.

This structured apprenticeship will see successful applicants learning core programming skills and general software design techniques.

We will begin to recruit for the 2015 intake shortly.

Learn more about an engineering apprenticeship

Engineering Apprentices 2014

Please note that the application process for the Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme is now CLOSED but you can still read details below.

What can we offer?

There are two pathways within the apprenticeship scheme - Technician and Manufacturing. The fundamentals of training and development are common, but the intended career paths are different. Successful Technician Apprentices may find themselves working in a range of areas within the company and are likely to continue their education to HNC level. Manufacturing Apprentices are intended to fulfil junior engineering and supervisory positions within the Manufacturing Division upon completion of their apprenticeships and their education will be tailored to their academic capabilities as they progress through their apprenticeship.

TECHNICIAN PATHWAY

The first year is spent full-time at Gloucestershire Engineering Training (GET), with up to another three years spent in varied mechanical and electronic placements around the company, at the various sites in Gloucestershire, and possibly the Miskin site in South Wales. You will work on a number of real projects and products, gaining essential on the job learning.

• Year 1
- Full time at GET studying a VRQ (Vocational Related Qualification), where you will learn the basic practical and theoretic principles of engineering; 20% of your time is spent in classrooms learning the principles of engineering, and developing maths and science skills; 80% of your time is spent in the workshop learning hands-on skills, using machines and applying theory

• Year 2
- You will rejoin the company on site for a 5 week induction placement in the Renishaw Applications Academy learning about the business divisions and Renishaw products, as well as essential team building, report writing, time management and other skills
- Work placements in manufacturing areas to learn key skills of production and gain product knowledge
- 6 months will be spent in the Machine Shop at Stonehouse or Miskin, where you will learn to program, set and run CNC machines (you will be required to work double day shifts – alternating each week between a work pattern of 6am to 2pm and 2pm to 10pm)
- 6 months will be spent in the production and assembly areas at the New Mills, Woodchester or Miskin sites, where you will learn about the products Renishaw manufacture and the processes we use to maintain effective production cells
- continued day release each week to GET to study the second year of the VRQ
- Studying for an NVQ Level 3 you will be required to collect information and attend review meetings with tutors from GET on a regular basis

• Years 3 and 4
- On-going work placements of 6 months each spent in different divisions of the company, to gain a broad knowledge base and determine your area of interest for your future development
- Study towards HNC, HND and possibly a degree on a day release basis at an appropriate university

MANUFACTURING PATHWAY

The first year is spent full-time at Gloucestershire Engineering Training (GET), with up to another 18 months spent in varied mechanical and electronic placements within our Manufacturing Services Division, at the various sites in Gloucestershire or the Miskin site in South Wales. You will work on a number of real projects and products, gaining essential on the job learning in the difference areas of Manufacturing – assembly production, CNC Machine Shop, and Works Engineering Maintenance – with a view to specialising in one of these areas in the long term. Manufacturing Apprentices will remain exclusively in the Manufacturing Division but will have the same opportunities in terms of development and exposure as Technician Apprentices.

• Year 1
- Full time at GET studying a VRQ (Vocational Related Qualification), where you will learn the basic practical and theoretic principles of engineering; 20% of your time is spent in classrooms learning the principles of engineering, and developing maths and science skills; 80% of your time is spent in the workshop learning hands-on skills, using machines and applying theory

• Years 2 and 3
- You will rejoin the company on site for a 5 week induction placement in the Renishaw Applications Academy learning about the business divisions and Renishaw products, as well as essential team building, report writing, time management and other skills
- Work placements in manufacturing areas to learn key skills of production and gain product knowledge
- 6 months will be spent in the Machine Shop at Stonehouse or Miskin, where you will learn to program, set and run CNC machines (you will be required to work double day shifts – alternating each week between a work pattern of 6am to 2pm and 2pm to 10pm)
- 6 months will be spent in the production and assembly areas at the New Mills, Woodchester or Miskin sites, where you will learn about the products Renishaw manufacture and the processes we use to maintain effective production cells
- 6 months will be spent in the Works Engineering department, learning about all the different aspects of maintenance of plant and equipment
- continued day release each week to GET to study the second year of the VRQ
- Studying for an NVQ Level 3 you will be required to collect information and attend review meetings with tutors from GET on a regular basis

• Years 3 and 4
- You will be required to specialise in one of the areas you have had a placement in and will spend the reminder of your apprenticeship specialising in this area in greater detail
- Study towards HNC, and possibly HND and a degree on a day release basis at an appropriate university, dependent upon success and future potential

Manufacturing (Miskin) Apprentices

Please note that the application process for the Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme is now CLOSED but you can still read details below.

What can we offer?

Manufacturing Apprentices are required for the Renishaw Apprenticeship Scheme, and are intended to fulfil junior engineering and supervisory positions within the Renishaw Manufacturing Division upon completion of the apprenticeships. Your education will be tailored to your academic capabilities as you progress through the scheme.

You will undertake work placements in these areas to learn key skills of production and gain product knowledge:

  • 6 months will be spent in the Machine Shop at Stonehouse (Gloucestershire) or Miskin, where you will learn to program, set and run CNC machines (you will be required to work double day shifts – alternating each week between a work pattern of 6am to 2pm and 2pm to 10pm)
  • 6 months will be spent in the production and assembly areas at the New Mills or Woodchester sites (Gloucestershire), or at Miskin, where you will learn about the products Renishaw manufacture and the processes we use to maintain effective production cells
  • 6 months will be spent in the Works Engineering department (Gloucestershire sites or Miskin), learning about all the different aspects of maintenance of plant and equipment
    - continued day release each week to a college to continue your qualification

You will work on a number of real projects and products, gaining essential on the job learning in the difference areas of Manufacturing with a view to specialising in one of these areas in the longer term. Manufacturing Apprentices will remain exclusively within the Manufacturing Division, although potential future placements are diverse.

Why choose an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice with Renishaw, you will benefit from:
• Our commitment to the training and development of our employees
• An education and qualification in an engineering discipline
• Exciting and challenging work placements, working on real projects and products
• A competitive salary - you earn while you learn
• An excellent benefits package including pension, private medical insurance, and onsite gyms (Gloucestershire sites)

Applications for the Engineering and Manufacturing Apprentice Schemes are currently being reviewed and applicants will be contacted in the coming weeks.

Meet our Engineering Apprentices

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