Apprentice Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer

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RENISHAW, New Mills, Wotton-Under-Edge, GL12 8JR
£307.00 per week
17 Feb 2021
03 Mar 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What will I do?

In Year 1, your time will be split between studying for a degree and working within Renishaw, gaining valuable experience and allowing you to apply your theoretical knowledge to practical projects. During this period, you will receive in-house training to give you the fundamental knowledge and skills required for your apprenticeship. You will be supervised by 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 circuitboard (PCB) layout, structured programming for embedded systems (software and firmware), mathematical modelling, design and testing methodology.

Years 2 and 3 will include dedicated placements within the electronics groups in various divisions across Renishaw, allowing you to work on real projects and products. Studying continues with the degree on a part time basis, allowing your theoretical knowledge to continue to grow.

Years 4 and 5 will allow you to begin specialising and develop your skills in a specific field of your knowledge within the company, finally in Year 5 finishing your studies with a BEng (Hons), completing your apprenticeship through an End Point Assessment (EPA) and taking up an appointment within a Renishaw division.

You will be based at our New Mills site near Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. During the apprenticeship, you may on occasion 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 (Hons) in Electronic and Computer Engineering, accredited by the University of the West of England (UWE) on a day release scheme. The course is initially delivered by Gloucester College with the final 2 years delivered directly by UWE. The degree course builds up from foundations to the final BEng (Hons) degree and utilises class based learning and practical laboratory activities delivered at both Gloucester College and UWE.

This allows each apprentice to develop their knowledge year on year, gaining accredited qualifications to achieve milestones for the apprenticeship. There will be regular reviews with the education teams from Gloucester College and UWE, together with support from Renishaw to ensure both academic and apprenticeship qualifications are successfully met.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate practical exposure to programming and electronics
  • Good written and excellent communication skills

Personal qualities

  • A full UK driving licence, as travel to college and other sites will be required
  • A genuine desire to become an exceptional engineer

Desired qualifications

Three A levels which must include maths and can include two of the following subjects (or equivalent) 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. Applicants must have at least a C (or equivalent) in maths, although a B is preferred. Please provide predicted grades if you are still studying.

Other qualifications will be considered if they meet the points level requirement.

Future prospects

Permanent position in one of the company product divisions.

Things to consider

Ideally the candidate should be able to drive or have means to travel to site and college. Working from home may be required at this time.

Holiday entitlement: 28 days including Bank Holidays

Employee benefits: 9% employer contribution pension scheme, free onsite parking, subsidised onsite restaurant and gyms, access to an Employee Assistance Programme.

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