Technical Engineering Apprenticeships


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We are looking for 20 apprentices for our SEMTA-accredited, award winning Engineering Apprenticeship scheme, based in Gloucestershire.

Starting in September 2018, this is a four-year commitment during which you will learn and develop engineering skills and knowledge through onsite work placements, whilst also studying for nationally recognized qualifications.

Year 1

  • You will be based in full time education at Gloucestershire Engineering Training (GET), a technical facility based in Gloucester

  • You will learn the basic practical and theoretic principles of engineering, studying Performing Engineering Operations at NVQ Level 2, and a Technical Certificate Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technology

  • 20% of your time is spent in classrooms learning the principles of engineering, and developing maths and science skills, and 80% of your time is spent in the workshop learning hands-on skills, using machines and applying theory

  • Renishaw apprentices are dual skilled, learning both mechanical and electrical/electronic elements

    Year 2

  • All apprentices will be required to spend some time in our Machine Shop and Production facilities top get an appreciation of manufacture and production.

  • Continued day release each week to GET to study the second year of the Technical Certificate

  • Continued study towards the NVQ Level 3, supported by regular review meetings with GET tutors

  • Meet regularly with our apprentice team to assess ongoing performance

    Years 3 and 4

  • On-going work placements of 6 months each spent in different areas of the company, to gain a broad knowledge base and determine your area of interest for your future development

  • Study towards a HNC


  • The opportunity for continued study towards a HND and possibly a degree exists for apprentices who demonstrate future potential and have a need to go on to further study when they transfer off the apprenticeship scheme

  • The chance to specialize in a specific area of the business

    Application and recruitment process

  1. Apply online with a covering letter and CV (as one document) – the deadline for applications is Friday 9th March 2018.
  2. Assessment – if you are selected to attend you will spend half a day at Gloucestershire Engineering Training (GET), an off-site training facility. Your skills in Maths and mechanical aptitude will be assessed. These will be held in February or March 2018.
  3. Interview and assessment day– if you are selected you will be invited to attend a full day at Renishaw's New Mills site. You will have an interview, individual practical assessments, and a team exercise and site tour, along with the opportunity to talk to some apprentices currently in the scheme. To be held in April 2018.
  4. Offers will be made in May 2018.

Applicants must have:

  • At least 5 GCSEs, including the minimum of a B or level 5 in Maths, and Cs (or level 4) or above in four other subjects including Science and English

  • Other relevant subjects such as D&T, Resistant Materials or Engineering would be an advantage. Please note that if you have PEOs or BTECs in Engineering, you may be required to repeat certain modules. Please ensure your CV is up to date with details of qualifications you are currently studying towards, including full titles and levels. You can include predicted grades if you have not completed your studies yet.

  • A current or recent job, this does not need to be relevant to engineering and can be a paper round or Saturday job, as this demonstrates maturity, responsibility and independence

  • Relevant work experience done through school or college would be beneficial although is not essential

  • A genuine interest and enthusiasm to undertake a practical, hands on role in a manufacturing environment

  • Enthusiasm, motivation and a positive attitude, pride in a job well done, and the commitment to put in the time and effort during the apprenticeship in order to reap the benefits when the apprenticeship ends

  • Use your covering letter to tell us:
    • why you want to do an apprenticeship and why engineering
    • what interests you have away from school/college or work that support a mechanical aptitude and interest in the principles of engineering
    • how you plan to travel to college and your place of work at the various site, bearing in mind that some time will be spent following shift patterns

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