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Working in engineering

Working in engineering means making a real difference in the world. You're helping to make lives better, easier, healthier, safer.

Working in engineering in the UK, you become a part of an awesome community of professional engineers.

With your creativity, imagination and knowledge of maths and science, you'll be tackling real-world problems and finding the best solution.

The positive contribution that the engineering community makes to society in this country, and all around the world, is simply breathtaking.  Just consider for a moment these mind-blowing facts:

  • Almost a third of the UK's GDP is generated by engineering - that's more than £450 billion…
  • UK engineering and manufacturing businesses account for a quarter of the nation's total turnover – that's more than £1 trillion…
  • More than 5.5 million are employed in engineering here – that's nearly a fifth of the total working population…
  • To meet demand for engineers in the UK, we need to double the number of engineering apprenticeships and graduates – more than a million new engineers are needed...

Working in engineering means making a real difference in the world. You're helping to make lives better, easier, healthier, safer. Without engineering there'd be no internet, smart phones or computers; no power, clean water or medicine; no cars, planes, bikes or trains.

As the biggest private sector employer in Gloucestershire Renishaw wants to inspire local girls and boys, young men and women.  We want to help them to realise the tremendous importance of engineering and the many rewards a career in engineering provides. 

Who knows, one day they – or maybe you - might be working as an engineer at Renishaw.

Find out more about your career in engineering