Renishaw offers award-winning apprentice scheme

Posted on 23 Jan 2018 by Jonny Williamson

Global engineering technologies company, Renishaw is recruiting a record number of 50 apprentices across its Gloucestershire and South Wales sites.

The company is recruiting for a record number of 50 apprentices – image courtesy of Renishaw.

The company offers an award-winning scheme, where apprentices gain nationally recognised qualifications, some up to degree level, alongside on-the-job experience.

Renishaw’s apprentices earn while they learn, and they are benefitting from a competitive salary and benefits package.

Applications are now open until Friday March 9th, 2018, the end of National Apprenticeship Week.

Apprentices to undertake HNC and HND studies

The Gloucestershire-based Technical and Manufacturing Schemes require applicants to be GCSE qualified. They will commence an Advanced Apprenticeship through attendance at Gloucestershire Engineering Training, with most going on to HNC and HND studies.

For the South Wales apprenticeship scheme, applicants are required to be in the first year of an Engineering BTEC or EAL Level 3 and must have a PEO Level 2 in Engineering. They will study the second year of their qualification, via Bridgend College, with most apprentices undertaking a HNC and HND level qualification.

Apprentices then move onto rotating placements in different sections of the company. The opportunity for possible continued study towards a degree exists for apprentices who demonstrate future potential.

Renishaw also offers Degree-level apprenticeships in software and embedded electronic systems design, open to young people who have completed their A Levels.

Studying alongside hands-on projects

From the first year, apprentices on these programmes will study for their degree alongside working on projects at Renishaw, gaining theoretical knowledge that can be applied during hands-on projects.

Embedded Electronic Systems Design Apprentices work towards a BEng (Hons) in Electronic and Computer Engineering, accredited by the University of the West of England (UWE).

Software Engineering Apprentices study for a BSc (Hons) in Digital and Technology Solutions in partnership with the University of Exeter, one of two Russell Group universities offering this Degree Apprenticeship in 2018.


For its Gloucestershire based headquarters, Renishaw is searching for 20 Technical Apprentices, ten Manufacturing Apprentices, ten Degree-level Software Apprentices and four Degree-level Embedded Electronic Systems Design Apprentices.

The company is also recruiting for six Manufacturing Apprentices at its Miskin site.

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