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Software Apprenticeships

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

In addition to the mechanical and electronic engineers at Renishaw, our business requires software engineers to write coding and programmes to support the range of products throughout the business.

As you earn while you learn you will also benefit from a competitive salary, and an excellent benefits package including pension, private medical insurance and onsite gyms.

As you earn while you learn you will also benefit from a competitive salary, and an excellent benefits package including pension, private medical insurance and onsite gyms.

What will I do?

In year 1 you will attend the software apprentice training programme 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. This ranges from core programming skills, general software design techniques (such as object oriented programming and design methodologies), to project management, business analysis and formalised software development processes, including the Agile process.

Years 2 and 3 will be dedicated to placements within software development groups throughout 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 BSc in Digital and Technology Solutions via long distance learning with the University of Exeter.

This is a brand new Degree Apprenticeship approved under the Trailblazer scheme provided by the Government. The University of Exeter is one of only two Russell Group universities offering this Degree Apprenticeships in 2016 and is one of the fastest-rising, fastest-growing universities in the UK. They are a UK top 10 institution and are ranked in the top 100 universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

What are the entry requirements?

   • Three A levels at AAB (340 UCAS points), with at least one in either Maths or Physics, and a second in a Computer Science related subject
   • Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate practical exposure to programming
   • Good written and verbal communication skills
   • A genuine desire to become an exceptional Software Engineer
   • Full UK driving licence