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, benefitting from a competitive salary and benefits package.
Applications are now open until Friday March 9th, 2018, the end of National Apprenticeship Week.
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. 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.
Chris Pockett, head of communications at Renishaw, said: “An apprenticeship at Renishaw gives you the opportunity to work on ground-breaking engineering projects. As well as gaining hands-on experience in innovative and exciting industries, our apprentices have access to expert training and support, to continually build on the skills they are learning as part of their studies.”
For its Gloucestershire-based headquarters, Renishaw is searching for 20 technical apprentices, 10 manufacturing apprentices, 10 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.