Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Software Development Engineer

Woodchester, Gloucestershire

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Renishaw is offering an exciting opportunity for a recent Graduate Engineer within the Assembly Systems Group (Manufacturing Services Division). Applicants will be considered from a wide range of STEM subjects, such as mechanical, integrated, and manufacturing engineering to physics / scientific, computer programming / software and maths. Our aim is to develop an ambitious, talented, and self-motivated graduate into a skilled and highly capable technical engineer.

Who is Renishaw?

Renishaw is a global, high precision metrology and healthcare technology group.

The Opportunity

This role offers a multi-disciplined and highly technical opportunity working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. The successful applicant will be an integral part of the wider manufacturing team, delivering technical solutions such as complex test rigs, introducing new equipment to production, supporting current assembly processes, and designing and developing processes for high precision optical and electro-mechanical product assembly.

This role provides the chance to learn more about what a career in a modern manufacturing facility really means and an excellent insight to how a manufacturing organisation interacts with the entire business. There will be exposure to all levels of management, giving a great opportunity to appreciate the importance of this role and the tangible output it gives to the business.

To enable you to get fully integrated into the team, you will be mentored and supported by our management staff. You will be encouraged to participate in the relevant areas associated with manufacturing and assembly operations of our highly complex and varied range of products. Contributing to, and developing in, areas such as project management, cost and budget management, technical specifications, validation testing and design, automation opportunities and real life, time-pressured problem solving.


  • Degree qualified (2:1 or above) in a STEM subject such as Electronic, Systems Engineering, Physics, Mechatronics or Automation Engineering
  • Excellent problem solving and practical skills
  • Good communication and social skills
  • Accomplished IT skill set
  • Be an engaged, enthusiastic, and motivated individual
  • Genuine interest for a career working in a world leading engineering company working on high-tech, high complexity products and processes.

Desirable requirements

  • PCB design
  • CAD modelling
  • LabVIEW, C#, VB, HMI and PLC logic
  • Ability to use instrumentation to support testing and diagnosis of electronic circuits and systems
  • Process and Design PFMEA
  • Six sigma principle awareness

What you will gain:

  • A broad and developing range of highly technical skills
  • A true experience of being an integral part of a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in contributing to cutting edge product and process design and implementation.

As Renishaw is based quite rurally, it is essential that applicants have their own form of transport or they are willing to relocate to the local area.


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.

We also want to promote a healthy work-life balance as much as possible, so we have introduced a Homeworking 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 4 times annual salary, enhanced maternity pay subject to qualifying criteria, the option to join BUPA Renishaw health trust after 1 years service and an Employee Assistance Programme for employees and family.

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Job ID Number: R2425
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