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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.

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. 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.

We offer four schemes:

  • Engineering Gloucestershire
  • Engineering South Wales
  • Software Gloucestershire
  • Business and Marketing Gloucestershire

We can only offer work experience during fixed weeks and cannot accommodate any placements outside of these dates.

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

  • Opportunity to see what its like to work in a high-tech company
  • Work on and complete a project
  • The chance to hear from some of our staff about their roles in the business
  • Problem solving skills
  • Team building skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Knowledge of career opportunities at Renishaw

2022 work experience programme

Applications are now closed for our 2022 work experience schemes and we are unable to take any more applications. We will open applications for our 2023 programmes at the end of the year, if you would like to be informed when then applications open please join our education outreach mailing list.


With the exception of any virtual work experience, our on site and hybrid 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.

Work experience video