UK - Leading engineering technologies company based in Britain with a global network, Renishaw, has openings for 50 engineering apprentices for the company's sites in Gloucestershire and South Wales.
Renishaw offers a very attractive opportunity and benefits package for apprentices to earn while learning. The company provides an award-winning scheme, where apprentices can attain nationally recognised qualifications, some right through to achieving degrees, while winning on-the-job experience.
GCSE qualifications is a prerequisite for applicants interested to join Renishaw's Technical and Manufacturing Schemes at its Gloucestershire-based HQ. Successful applicants will commence an Advanced Apprenticeship through the attendance of the Gloucestershire Engineering Training, with most going on to HNC and HND studies.
Here openings are 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 for its Miskin site.
The scheme in South Wales is an apprenticeship for applicants who are in the first year of an Engineering BTEC or EAL Level 3 with a PEO Level 2 in Engineering. They will study the second year of their qualification through Bridgend College, with most apprentices undertaking a HNC and HND level qualification. The programme requires that the apprentices move onto rotating placements in different sections of the company. For those who demonstrate future potential, there will be an opportunity for possible continued study for a degree.
More than a stepping stone
Renishaw also offers degree-level apprenticeships in software and embedded electronic systems design, for 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. 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.
Communications Head Chris Pockett says: ““In addition to our degree-level apprenticeships, around 70% of our apprentices on our standard schemes go on to achieve a full honours degree. This means they can be considered a route into further education – with no debt – as well as the first step to a rewarding and challenging career.”