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Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineering Apprenticeships

Renishaw plc is currently offering a brand new Higher Apprenticeship in embedded electronic systems design and development to smart, bright, and motivated individuals.

This is a unique apprenticeship designed to meet the specific requirements of our growing business.

The Apprenticeship

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This structured Higher Apprenticeship will give successful candidates the opportunity to study for a degree whilst working on exciting and challenging work placements.

Earn while you learn with a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including pension, private medical insurance and onsite gyms.

Renishaw has created this new apprenticeship scheme as part of Trailblazers, a Government initiative which allows companies to create bespoke programmes based on their specific requirements.

What will I do?

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In year 1 your time will be split between university, attending the Renishaw Academy (our dedicated product training facility for apprentices and graduates) and specialised courses where you will be trained by software engineers who are experts in their fields.

The training is designed to allow you to continually build on the skills that are being taught which range from Electronic schematic design, Printed circuit board (PCB) layout, structured programming for embedded systems (software and firmware), Mathematical modelling, Design for purpose; Testing methodology to Product transition into production.

Years 2 and 3 will be dedicated to placements within the electronics groups across Renishaw which allow you to work on real projects and products.

Years 4 and 5 will allow you to specialise in a specific field within the company.

You will be based at our Charfield site, close to Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire.  During the apprenticeship you may be required to work at other Gloucestershire sites, as well as our Miskin plant in South Wales.

What qualifications will I gain?

You will study towards a BEng in Electronic and Computer Engineering 1 day a week at the University of the West of England.  The degree is split into 2 levels, Foundation degree and BEng Top up, which you will work towards over a 5 year period. This allows each apprentice to build on their qualifications and provides defined milestones within the apprenticeship.

What are the entry requirements?

  • Three A levels, with at least one in either Maths or Physics, and a second in a Computer Science or Electronics or Design related Subject
  • Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate practical exposure to programming and electronics
  • Good written and excellent communication skills
  • A genuine desire to become an exceptional Engineer
  • Full UK driving licence

Applications for the scheme are now closed.