Renishaw recruits for record number of UK graduates and over 50 apprentices

Posted on 19 Jan 2021 by Tom Lane

Global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, has opened applications for a record 70 graduate positions, 51 apprenticeships and over 60 placement opportunities across its Gloucestershire and South Wales sites.

This represents a major investment in the future development of Renishaw, including roles in engineering, manufacturing, embedded electronic design and development, software and IT. The apprenticeship applications, including those for degree apprenticeships, will close on February 12th, 2021, during national apprentice week, and graduate and placement applications will close on February 19th, 2021.

As an equal opportunities employer, Renishaw is looking for applicants from diverse backgrounds who have a clear passion for engineering. The virtual selection process will include interviews, group work and early careers talks from Renishaw employees. As well as this, applicants will be chosen for their stand-out CVs and covering letters as much as their academic ability, to ensure they are the best fit for the positions.

Renishaw graduates and apprentices
Renishaw graduates and apprentices – image supplied by Renishaw

“Apprentices and graduates futureproof the workforce, which is why we have invested so heavily in our early careers programmes since 1979,” explained Julia Russell, Apprentice Lead at Renishaw. “At Renishaw, apprentices are heavily involved in projects from the outset and they always bring innovative and fresh ideas to the team, helping our company to adapt in a rapidly changing industry. As they move around different departments, apprentices also have the opportunity to network, which can be a real plus during their long-term career.”

“Graduates have the opportunity to work across different departments in the company to develop transferable skills and find their passion,” commented Becca Hiorns, Graduate Lead at Renishaw. “Our graduates, apprentices and placement students go on to have careers in a wide range of engineering and commercial functions, including senior and managerial roles. For example, Gareth Hankins, Director of the Group Manufacturing Services Division, joined the company as an apprentice.”

As well as gaining on-the-job experience and nationally recognised qualifications, apprentices and graduates at Renishaw receive tailored programmes and training to ensure they get the best possible experience. They are also eligible for Renishaw’s comprehensive benefits package, which includes a nine per cent non-contributory pension, private medical insurance and a competitive salary.

To apply for an apprenticeship or a graduate scheme at Renishaw before mid-February, visit