Renishaw is a market-leading, global provider of manufacturing technologies, analytical instruments and medical devices. 

We work closely with our customers to solve complex engineering and science challenges. Our unique blend of pioneering research and product innovation helps our customers to solve complex engineering and science challenges, meaning we touch billions of lives around the world. 

Our Early Careers cohort consists of around 90 Graduates, 210 Apprentices and 60 Placements. You are the people who can make a real difference. By bringing your new and innovative ideas you will help keep Renishaw at the forefront of the industry, and that’s why we invest if your continuous development and success from day one.  

Our values 

At Renishaw you’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. 

We are proud of our strong working culture and work hard to promote diversity and inclusivity. We encourage our people to act in line with our core values of: 

  • Innovation 
  • Inspiration 
  • Integrity  
  • Involvement  

Scheme overview  

Renishaw offers exciting opportunities for graduates within our Manufacturing Services Division. The graduate development programme for Manufacturing Engineers aims to develop talented graduates into the skilled technical experts and managers required to grow and advance our manufacturing organisation.    

What will I gain from this graduate scheme?    

  • Length: 2.5 years 
  • Placements: 5, 6-month rotations  

Placements and projects will be aligned to your ambitions and always involve work on real activities and projects delivering tangible business benefits. The scheme will prepare you for a meaningful role within our division upon completion, by which time you will be possess both strong technical and core enabling skills. By investing in and supporting your personal development, we will build up and broaden your knowledge and experience to create a confident and highly capable professional.      

What type of things will I be working on?  

The Manufacturing Mechanical scheme encompasses high-precision, complex component manufacturing, precision electro / mechanical / optical assembly, digitisation, automation / robotics, and the development of entirely new and innovative solutions to manufacturing challenges.   

Engineering experience will be gained in: 

  • Process improvement 
  • New product introduction 
  • Project engineering 
  • Supply chain engineering 
  • Operational management 

Renishaw’s manufacturing and associated engineering takes place in a challenging, high variety, high complexity, rapidly changing environment.   

What career opportunities are available?  

Based on specific performance areas, personal preferences, and business requirements, there will be opportunities within: 

  • Assembly Engineering 
  • Project Engineering 
  • Process Development Engineering (including Automation, Robotics. and Mechatronics) 
  • Subtractive and Additive Component Engineering 
  • Supply-Chain Engineering 
  • Operational Management.    

Where will I be working?   

We run schemes at our sites in Gloucestershire (with some possible business need / preference rotations to Miskin, South Wales). 

  • Renishaw is in a semi-rural location therefore it is essential that you have your own form of transport or are willing to relocate to the area 
  • Hybrid working options available, role-dependent 

What skills and qualifications do I need?  

Applicants must have 

  • A 2-1, or higher, degree in a STEM field such as: 
  • Manufacturing Engineering 
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Integrated Engineering 
  • Medical Engineering 
  • Biomechanical Engineering 
  • Biomedical Science 
  • Electronic Engineering 
  • Chemical Engineering 
  • Mathematics 
  • Physics 
  • Process / Production Engineering 
  • Robotics / Automation  


When you join Renishaw, we're committing to your future career. That's because we believe in developing our people's skills and promoting them internally. We also offer a benefits package that's highly desirable; including a 9% non-contributory pension, discretionary annual bonus, *subsidised onsite restaurants and *coffee shops, free parking, *car sharing scheme and *24 hour fitness centres. (*not available at our Castle Donington, Exeter, York & Edinburgh sites).

We also want to promote a healthy work-life balance as much as possible, so we have introduced a hybrid working policy which allows for a combination of home and office based working depending on the nature of your role. We also offer a variable working programme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, Life Assurance policy of 12 times annual salary, Cycle to Work scheme, enhanced maternity pay subject to qualifying criteria, Health Cash Plan, the option to join BUPA Renishaw Health Trust and an Employee Assistance Programme for employees and family.