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Work experience weeks

Renishaw's work experience weeks provide students with an ideal opportunity to discover what it's like to work at a world-leading engineering company.

Our work experience programme for 2019 is now full

If you want to be added to the waiting list for 2019 please send your CV to, applications will open for the 2020 scheme in October.

The real-life engineering experience for students

For students in years 10 to 13 at schools throughout Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, Bristol and South Wales, Renishaw's work experience weeks provide the ideal opportunity to discover what it's really like to work in one of the world's foremost engineering companies.

The work experience weeks take place during July at Renishaw's headquarters, New Mills near Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire and Renishaw's Miskin manufacturing plant near Cardiff; they are open to applications from all students who have an interest in engineering and a range of subjects including: maths, science, design & technology, computer science and art.

For students interested in programming we also offer a software work experience opportunity to applicants who are interested in working on a coding project.

Successful student applicants will work as a team to research and develop a new product, with each being given a specific role in the following areas of engineering:

  • Design
  • Production
  • Manufacturing
  • Purchasing
  • Project Management
  • Product Marketing

Students work according to Renishaw's product development process and use project plans and timelines in a similar way to professional Renishaw engineers and present their findings to senior engineers at the end of week.

What will students gain from their week at Renishaw?

  • Opportunity to see a high tech company
  • Work on an engineering project
  • Problem solving skills
  • Team building skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Knowledge of career opportunities at Renishaw

You can read about the successful programme here.

Please note public transport services do not run directly to either of our sites, so please consider this before applying.

I just wanted to say thank you so much for offering me a place on work experience this week! It's been really enjoyable and I really have learnt a lot. I found it really well organised and professionally set-up so I just wanted to thank the team and everyone involved in making this programme happen.

2018 attendee

Download our flyer for the Gloucestershire weeks here: