Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Scheme Mechanical Engineer

Electronic/Product Design.

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About Us

Renishaw is a FTSE 250 global engineering and scientific technology company, with core skills in measurement, motion control, additive manufacturing, healthcare, spectroscopy and manufacturing. We supply products and services that push the boundaries of what is possible in applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, through to dentistry and brain surgery. We are also a world leader in the field of metal additive manufacturing (also referred to as 3D printing), where we design and make industrial machines that ‘print' parts from metal powder.

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We currently have 79 offices in 37 countries, with around 4,500 employees worldwide. Over 2,500 people are employed within the UK where we carry out the majority of our research and development, and manufacturing.

With a global presence in a broad range of sectors, we aim to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse global communities we serve. Every year we welcome a wide range of new employees, from apprentices to experienced professionals. By joining Renishaw you will be making a difference to the world in which we live, in a global company that encourages innovation and personal achievement.

Job Description

Graduate Mechanical Design Engineers at Renishaw are involved in all aspects of the mechanical design process; taking ideas from concept, through prototype stages and onto manufacture. With the full array of modern design and manufacturing techniques and tools available, you will ensure Renishaw products are innovative and robust; pushing the limits of mechanical and material properties based on sound engineering principles. 
Renishaw creates products that are used in the manufacture and control of other products throughout industry and in a wide variety of applications all over the world. You will therefore have to take many factors into consideration when designing our products, such as: temperature; high accuracy and repeatability; manufacturing processes and volumes; and integration with complex control systems. This means the design specification can be uniquely challenging - if our products don't work correctly, our customers' products won't work correctly!

Core knowledge 

Graduate Mechanical Engineers will gain understanding of:

Mechanical design

  • Structural design, material failure, etc.
  • Stress analysis techniques: hand calculations, FEA, software tools available
  • Thermal stresses/strains
  • Bending and torsional stiffness 

Process design

  • Mechanism design
  • Materials selection 


  • Vibration, shock, etc.
  • Designing for structural stiffness

Manufacturing techniques

  • Metal casting techniques (sand, die, investment)
  • Injection moulding (plastics, metals)
  • Milling & turning
  • Sheet metal forming 

  Design Verification

  • Experimental procedures
  • Mechanical engineering testing equipment
  • Test rig functional design 

  Mechanisms and Control

  • Linear systems (linear rails, leadscrews, ballscrews)
  • Transmission and drive systems – belt drives, gear systems
  • Dynamic couplings – rotary and linear
  • Kinematic couplings
  • Spring systems: coil spring and beam spring characteristics 



Fluid mechanics 

Promotion within the Mechanical stream is likely to follow a technical route to Senior then Principal Design Engineer, or to a position with more managerial responsibility such as Technical or Design Manager.  


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 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, Cycle to Work scheme, enhanced maternity pay subject to qualifying criteria, the option to join BUPA Renishaw health trust and an Employee Assistance Programme for employees and family.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • All grades
  • Woodchester (Gloucestershire), Wooton-under-Edge (Gloucestershire) and Stonehouse (Gloucestershire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Product Design

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