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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.

Applications for our work experience programme for 2020 are now open

Applications are now open and will close Friday 22nd November. We offer four schemes:

  • Engineering – Gloucestershire
  • Engineering – South Wales (opening at a later date tbc)
  • Software – Gloucestershire
  • Commercial – Gloucestershire

Please only apply for one scheme, the one you feel would be most appropriate for your skill set.

We only offer work experience during a fixed two-week period, the weeks commencing the 6th and 13th of July 2020, unfortunately we cannot accommodate any placements outside of these dates.

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.


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

Click the links for more information on the schemes and to apply: