Embedded Electronic Systems Design & Development Engineering Apprentice

21 Nov 2017
31 Mar 2018
Role Type
Start Date
24 months+

Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineering Apprenticeships

The 2017 starters were our third intake of apprentices onto this Higher Apprenticeship in embedded electronic systems design and development. 

The application process for the 2018 intake will open in December.
This is a unique apprenticeship designed to meet the specific requirements of our growing business.

The Apprenticeship

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This structured Higher Apprenticeship will give successful candidates the opportunity to study for a degree whilst working on exciting and challenging work placements.

Earn while you learn with a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including pension, private medical insurance and onsite gyms.

Renishaw helped create this apprenticeship scheme as part of Trailblazers, a Government initiative which allows companies to create bespoke programmes based on their specific requirements.

What will I do?

In year 1 your time will be split between university, attending the Renishaw Academy (our dedicated product training facility for apprentices and graduates) and specialised courses where you will be trained by software engineers who are experts in their fields.

The training is designed to allow you to continually build on the skills that are being taught which range from electronic schematic design, printed circuit board (PCB) layout, structured programming for embedded systems (software and firmware), mathematical modelling, design for purpose; testing methodology to product transition into production.

Years 2 and 3 will be dedicated to placements within the electronics groups across Renishaw which allow you to work on real projects and products.

Years 4 and 5 will allow you to specialise in a specific field within the company.

You will be based at our Charfield site, close to Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire.  During the apprenticeship you may be required to work at other Gloucestershire sites, as well as our Miskin plant in South Wales.

What qualifications will I gain?

You will study towards a BEng in Electronic and Computer Engineering, accredited by the University of the West of England, with two days a week being spent at college.  The degree is split into two levels, Foundation Degree and BEng Top Up, which you will work towards over a 5 year period. This allows each apprentice to build on their qualifications and provides defined milestones within the apprenticeship.  There will be ongoing reviews with the teams from college and Renishaw.

What are the entry requirements?


  • Three A levels which must include Maths, and can include two of the following subjects: Computing/Computer Science; Design and Technology; Electronics; Engineering; ICT; Further Maths
  • Applicants must have the minimum of 120 UCAS points (in the new tariff system) which equates to BBB
  • Other qualifications will be considered as long as they meet the points level requirement
  • Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate practical exposure to programming and electronics
  • Good written and excellent communication skills
  • A genuine desire to become an exceptional engineer
  • A full UK driving licence, as travel to college and other sites will be required

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