Renishaw searches for record number of apprentices

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

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

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.

Explains Renishaw’s head of communications Chris Pockett: “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.

“In addition to our degree-level apprenticeships, around 70 per cent of 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.”

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.

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