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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. We offer two schemes:


  • 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


  • Develop a programme as part of a software team
  • Learn coding and network communication skills
  • Design and test your software against a brief
  • Plan and achieve your goals using AGILE techniques

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 2024 work experience programme

Applications for our work experience programmes for students in years 10 to 13 (or equivalent) are currently closed. We will open applications for our 2025 intake in mid December.

More information regarding our 2025 work experience programmes will be available below in due course, including dates, locations, and available places.

Please see below for the general format of our work experience placements.

Programmes: Engineering and Software

Duration: 4.5 days (with an earlier finish on Fridays).

Timings: 9am – 4pm (finishing at 12.15pm on Fridays).

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


Our work experience weeks will involve you travelling to our Gloucestershire site in Wotton-under-Edge.


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


Here is some of the feedback from previous attendees of our 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.

Meeting a new set of people who all contributed in create a project was very fun. It gave me a lot of confidence and teamwork skills.

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