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Industrial measurement - very techy high-end stuff, with a range of spin-offs. Using science to solve manufacturing problems. The engineering apprenticeships are as yet all lower level, but the software apprenticeship - working on the software that drives Renishaw's devices - sounds a dream job for the right person. That sort of IT is mission-central for this sort of firm. The degree is from Exeter University: Ex-cellent. Renishaw also offers what it calls higher apprenticeships in "Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineering", which end with a BEng from UWE: that sounds a pretty good option too, if you know that that's your billet, though I'd want to be sure that Renishaw would support me for the follow-on Masters degree - required for professional membership in engineering.


Software engineering



Degree offered

BSc. (Hons) Digital & Technical Solutions


University of Exeter


Wotton-under-Edge, Glos


4 years

Entry requirements

3 A-levels (AAB or above), 1 Maths or Physics, 1 Computer Science related)

Working hours

4-5 days per week

Study hours

Up to 1 day per week + 3 residential blocks of 3-4 days

Starting salary


Permanent job offer


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Another one found on the University of Exeter website. Congratulations on a particularly detailed explanation of what they clearly advertise as a job. Two small gripes, they don't give details of when to apply for 2018 or the timings of the residential study blocks. Are you on campus in term-time with plenty of people to party with or just slogging away on your own in the holidays?


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