Virtual Careers Fair
Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, we are unsure when we will be able to attend careers fairs again in person. We have therefore created this hub to allow you to access all the information that would have been available to you at your school's or local careers fair.
Who is Renishaw?
Renishaw is one of the world's leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare. We supply products and services used in applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, through to dentistry and brain surgery. We are also a world leader in the field of additive manufacturing (also referred to as 3D printing), where it designs and makes industrial machines which ‘print' parts from metal powder. Please visit here to find out more about our products.
Is a career in Engineering for you?
There is so much to learn about engineering. To find out what engineering is, what makes great engineers and why it is a great career click here.
What opportunities do we have?
Follow the links above to find out more information about the schemes we offer or download the leaflets below.
Hear from our colleagues
If you're not sure which path into Engineering might be the best option for you, then listen to our colleagues talking about the route that they chose and some of the projects they have been working on since joining us at Renishaw.
Please remember that when making careers decisions, you may need to apply for some of our opportunities 6 – 12 months in advance, so planning is essential.
CV writing tips
We have put together an example CV layout document 'CV Writing Tips' with some tips on what to include.
Diversity in Engineering
As one of the world's leading engineering and scientific technology companies, we understand the importance of having a diverse workforce. We encourage people from all backgrounds to consider a career in engineering. In this video you will hear from a few of our female engineers who share their career stories as a way of encouraging more girls to think about a career in engineering – whatever your gender, it gives you a good opportunity to see what a day in the life of an engineer is like.
What grades do you need to get on to Renishaw's apprenticeship schemes?
If you download the apprenticeship brochures it outlines which subjects you need to have studied and what grades you need in order to be accepted on each of schemes, as they all differ.
Is it better to do A Levels or start an apprenticeship after GCSEs?
There is no ‘better' option! We have a range of apprenticeships which have different minimum requirements - for our Level 3 apprenticeships the minimum requirements are GCSEs and the Level 6 apprenticeships require A Levels. Often, we have students that have completed A Levels that start at Level 3 because the apprenticeship is the right fit for them, they are more mature and independent, and often have a driving licence which alleviates some of the logistical challenges with attending college.
Will there be opportunities to progress?
Yes, no matter whether you join as an apprentice or a graduate you will have the chance to progress through the company. Our CEO, Will Lee, joined Renishaw as a graduate, and we have a number of members of the senior leadership team that joined as apprentices.
What skills are the company recommending new recruits to have?
Our graduate and apprenticeship schemes are designed to deliver the relevant training and skills you will need. As long as you can fulfil the requirements of the scheme you would like to join, we are looking for people with good people skills that are passionate about their particular area and keen to learn more.
Can an apprentice who starts straight after GCSEs eventually progress to a degree via an apprenticeship?
There is a possibility that apprentices can go on and continue their studies to obtain a degree after completing level 3, but this is subject to agreement with the Apprentice Lead.
If you have any more questions please get in touch.