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Embedded Electronics Apprenticeship - L6

Our Level 6 Embedded Electronic Engineering Apprenticeship provides you with the opportunity to combine exciting work placements with studying for a BEng Degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering.

Applications for the 2020 intake are now closed.

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

In year 1, your time will be split between studying for a degree and working within Renishaw, gaining valuable experience and allowing you to apply theoretical knowledge to practical projects. During this period, you will receive in-house training to give you the fundamental knowledge and skills required for your apprenticeship. You will be supervised by 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 and testing methodology.

Years 2 and 3 will include dedicated placements within the electronics groups across Renishaw, allowing you to work on real projects and products. Studying continues with the degree on a part time basis, allowing your theoretical knowledge to continue to grow.

Years 4 and 5 will allow you to specialise in a specific field of your knowledge within the company, finally completing your studies with a BEng and taking up an appointment within Renishaw.

You will be based at our New Mills site near 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, accredited by the University of the West of England (UWE), with two days a week being spent studying for the first year, thereafter on a day release scheme. The degree is split into two levels, a Foundation Degree followed by the 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. There will be ongoing reviews with the teams from UWE and Renishaw.

What are the entry requirements?

   • Three A levels which must include Maths and can include two of the following subjects: Computing/Computer Science; Design and Technology; Electronics; Engineering; ICT; Further Maths.
   • Applicants must have the minimum of 120 UCAS points (in the new tariff system) which equates to BBB. Applicants must have at least a C in Maths, although a B is preferred. Please provide predicted grades if you are still studying.
   • Other qualifications will be considered if they meet the points level requirement.
   • 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.
   • A full UK driving licence, as travel to college and other sites will be required.