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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.

Opening of our 2021 applications

Due to the ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 we have decided that we will be running our 2021 work experience virtually and will be opening applications at end of the year, if you want to be the first to hear when applications open join our education mailing list.

The format of our work experience is project-based

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. Unlike most companies who offer a job shadowing experience, at Renishaw all our schemes are project based, allowing students to get a real understanding of what working life is really like.

We offer four schemes:

  • Engineering – Gloucestershire
  • Engineering – South Wales
  • Software – Gloucestershire
  • Commercial – Gloucestershire

We only offer work experience during a fixed two-week period, the weeks commencing the 5th and 12th of July 2021, unfortunately we cannot accommodate any placements outside of these dates.


Gloucestershire - Renishaw's headquarters, New Mills near Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire

Wales - Renishaw's Miskin manufacturing plant near Cardiff

Applications are welcome from all students who have an interest in engineering, software or commercial and enjoy a range of subjects that might include maths, science, design & technology, computer science or art.

What will students gain from their week at Renishaw?

  • Opportunity to see what it's like to work in a high-tech company
  • Work on and complete a 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 found last week very useful, as I learnt a great deal about the engineering industry and career paths I could take within that job sector. It has shown me that engineering is the best path for me and also that I thoroughly enjoy working on these types of projects.

2019 attendee

Work Experience Video