The JobCrowd rankings are based on anonymous reviews from graduate employees at companies across the UK. Renishaw’s high ranking recognises the successes of its one- to two-year schemes, which mentor and train graduates before they take on a permanent position at the company.

Some 12 schemes are offered by Renishaw, which provide graduates with hands-on experience through a series of both rotational placements in different company divisions, as well as static schemes in key areas, ranging from electronics and manufacturing, to project co-ordination and software engineering. Every graduate at Renishaw receives a tailored induction programme, a competitive salary, 21 days’ holiday and a 9% non-contributory pension.

“Graduates are an essential part of Renishaw as they bring fresh ideas to the business,” states Becca Hiorns, graduate lead at Renishaw. “We nurture graduates through all stages of development to help them begin a successful career. In addition, we have a positive company culture and a real family ethos that makes new employees feel welcome. At Renishaw, we give our graduates the freedom to be creative and push boundaries to create new, innovative products.

“Renishaw works hard to make its graduate programmes as effective as possible,” she adds. “The consistently high JobCrowd ranking shows that graduates are invested in the programme, and are having a positive experience.”

Gaby Jenvey, manufacturing engineering graduate at Renishaw, says: “My time on the manufacturing engineering scheme has exceeded my expectations. My first placement was in production engineering, where I helped to introduce the RenAM 500Q additive manufacturing machine to our Miskin site. I’ve also rotated into roles such as mechanical design engineer, to further my skills and broaden my knowledge.

“During each of my placements, I’ve been treated like I’m a valuable part of the team,” continues Jenvey. “Having so much flexibility has allowed me and other graduates to explore our areas of interest, and helped us to shape our own career paths. I’d rate the graduate scheme as 10 out of 10, and I look forward to the rest of my career at Renishaw.”

Following the success of this year’s programme, Renishaw will be taking on another set of graduates across its 12 schemes in 2020. The company will be recruiting for commercial graduates, operational management roles, software engineers, mechanical engineers, applications engineers, electronic engineers, manufacturing engineers, physics and scientific roles, project co-ordinators, and process engineers. Renishaw is also recruiting for two new schemes in 2020, adding manufacturing electronics engineering and embedded software engineering to its existing graduate portfolio.

Applications for Renishaw’s 2020 graduate scheme begin in September 2019. The programme is open to graduates with a minimum 2:2 degree (or expected) in a relevant discipline.