Renishaw offers a variety of opportunities for students of all ages. Take a look at the option that may suit you.
Engineering and Software Apprenticeships
Please note the application process is now closed but you can still read about the schemes we offer.
An apprenticeship is an excellent foundation on which to build your future career.
A Renishaw apprenticeship comes with over 30 years of our experience and commitment in training and developing people as part of our award winning scheme. You will gain hands-on experience and nationally recognised qualifications through work-based placements and supported education. Through our scheme you will get the opportunity to learn from and work with experienced colleagues and be part of exciting and challenging work placements, working on real projects and products that shape the future of engineering.
An apprenticeship is the first stage of your journey to excellent career opportunities with a leading-edge internationally-respected company.
Read the case studies below and watch to the video to hear from some of our current and former apprentices and their experiences of the schemes.
In-house training, tailored induction programme and excellent support throughout your apprenticeship
Engineering Apprentices - Gloucestershire
This is a four year commitment during which you will learn and develop engineering skills and knowledge through onsite work placements, whilst also studying for nationally recognized qualifications.
Years 2 and 3
Years 3 and 4
The opportunity for continued study towards an HND and possibly a degree exist for the right individuals dependant on success and future potential
Engineering Apprentices - Miskin
This is a three year commitment during which you will learn and develop engineering skills and knowledge through onsite work placements, whilst also studying for nationally recognized qualifications at Bridgend College.
Work placements will be undertaken throughout the 3 years, based in the Machine Shop, Works Engineering (Maintenance) and Production facilities at both our Gloucestershire sites (in the first year only) and the Miskin site (years 2 and 3). Please note there will be a requirement to spend some of this time working a double day shift pattern - alternating each week between a work pattern of 6am to 2pm and 2pm to 10pm.
Successful applicants will be required to relocate to Stroud, Gloucestershire for up to one year, in order to spend time training at our main Machine Shop and Production facilities, before transferring back to our Miskin plant near Llantrisant. A property is provided, with apprentices required to make a subsidized contribution to rent and bills. Applicants must be able to travel from Gloucestershire to Bridgend to attend day release in the first year.
Years 2 and 3
This structured apprenticeship will see successful candidates working in Group Engineering Software where they will learn core programming skills, in addition to general software design techniques, such as object oriented programming, design methodologies, project management, business analysis and formalised software development processes, including the Agile process.
What you will do:
The Apprenticeships place successful candidates into development groups where candidates contribute directly through on the job learning. At appropriate project milestones candidates will be rotated around different development groups allowing them to experience a wide variety of skills such as:
Other skills will also be taught these include:
A real career
Learning 'on the job' is key to the Apprenticeship scheme as we believe there is no greater job satisfaction than seeing your own work playing an actual contribution to real product being sold in the field. Working at Renishaw PLC means working for a world leader in the supply of highly accurate measurement solutions within the industrial and biomedical sectors. Our products* are many and diverse and we supply a wide variety of customers such as:
Of course software exists at many levels from embedded code written on chips, through to middleware (typically the motion control code in our products) and the front end User Interface software required by our customers to program our products. Our Software Apprenticeships allow you to experience all these areas and to build your skills within your chosen career. So, if these products excite you and you want to be a Software Engineer, this is the opportunity for you.
Opportunities for career development and training:
Successful candidates will study towards a BSc in Computer Science at the University of South Wales.
Charfield in South Gloucestershire and Miskin in South Wales.
Learn more about an engineering apprenticeship
Meet our Engineering Apprentices