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Work experience weeks

Step into the world of work and join Renishaw for a work experience week

About our work experience

Our work experience is for students in years 10 to 13 (or equivalent), local to our headquarters site in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire and our Miskin manufacturing site near Cardiff in South Wales. We offer three schemes:


Placements available in Gloucestershire and South Wales

  • Design and build a concept model
  • Learn about Renishaw's product development process
  • Gain a greater understanding of what a career in engineering entails
  • Work alongside our engineers


Placements available in Gloucestershire

  • Develop your own programme as part of a team
  • Operate as part of a software team
  • Learn programming and network communications
  • Design and test your software to meet the brief

Business and Marketing

Placements available in Gloucestershire

  • Explore different aspects of the commercial side
    of the business, including HR, Finance, Marketing,
    Legal, Purchasing and Sales
  • Work on a business plan for your own team's project

What will you gain from your work experience week with Renishaw:

  • See what it is like to work in an innovative company
  • Work with team members to complete and present a project

  • Meet and hear from some of our staff about their roles in the business

  • Develop problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Learn how to work effectively in a team

  • Understand more about Renishaw's early career opportunities

  • Use the experience to help you make decisions about next steps/future career plans

Unlike most companies who offer a job shadowing experience, at Renishaw all of our work experience schemes are project based rather than traditional shadowing and will help you to develop key employability skills that will help prepare you for the world of work.

Our 2023 work experience programme

Applications are now closed. We have received a lot of interest for our programmes and will begin to review applications now. Successful applicants will hear back from us shortly.

Duration: 4 (due to bank holidays) or 4.5 days (with an earlier finish on Fridays).

Timings: 9.00am – 4pm (finishing at 12.30 on Fridays).

You must be available on all of the dates specified for any week that you select.

we have 130 places total, spread across 5 different weeks:


South Wales - Tuesday 11th April to Friday 14th April (onsite)

Gloucestershire – Monday 10th July to Friday 14th July and Monday 17th July to Friday 21st July (onsite)


Gloucestershire – Monday 31st July to Friday 4th August (onsite)

Business and Marketing

Gloucestershire - Monday 3rd April to Thursday 6th April (hybrid - Monday and Thursday onsite, Tuesday and Wednesday working from home)

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate any placements outside of these dates. Links to the application forms can be found at the bottom of this page.


Our work experience weeks will involve you travelling to either our Gloucestershire New Mills or Miskin Near Cardiff site.


Gloucestershire - New Mills, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 8JR

South Wales - Miskin Business Park, Miskin, Vale of Glamorgan, CF72 8XY


Here is some of the feedback from previous attendees of our virtual work experience weeks:

Thank you for the wonderful experience this week has been. This opportunity has been very helpful and has taught me about the industry and Renishaw. What I've learnt will help me make better informed education and career decisions.

It was such a nice work experience week and I wanted to thank you for the opportunity. It really broadened my knowledge on the different routes I could take in the future, so thank you very much.

I have really enjoyed this week and have learnt so much. This experience has helped me a lot and I now have a much better understanding of what a career in engineering looks like.

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