Degree level apprentice makes his mark at Renishaw
By Sarah Wood
Not sure what a degree level apprenticeship is? Jack Chapman is an embedded electronic engineering apprentice at global engineering technologies company Renishaw, based in Wotton-under-Edge.
Jack joined Renishaw in 2017 as a degree level apprentice and is currently in the fourth year of his five year level 6 apprenticeship. He splits his time between studying a BEng in electronic and computer engineering and working at Renishaw, where he contributes to embedded programming, software design and electronic projects. Alongside his apprenticeship, he has also been mentoring two other apprentices as part of the scheme and is personally working towards professional registration, aiming for chartership from the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
Pete Leonard, electronic design manager at Renishaw, said: "Jack has worked diligently and resourcefully on various projects, demonstrating his determination and quickly showing his ability to understand both the tasks and demands from the business.
"He has been instrumental in enhancing the degree apprenticeship scheme, attending stakeholder meetings and working on STEM activities. Jack has also passed his last three years at university with strong results and has had very good feedback regarding his performance from his placements, reflected in both his enthusiasm and his records of development."
Jack said: "Degree level apprenticeships are a great opportunity for anyone who wants to gain recognised qualifications while developing their skills in the workplace. Getting to work on a range of devices and being involved with real world projects helps develop my engineering skills set. I can then apply what I've learnt to my academic work."
Renishaw offers a range of award-winning apprenticeship programmes in engineering, manufacturing, software, IT and embedded electronics engineering. An apprenticeship at Renishaw is an opportunity to earn-while you learn, and degree level apprentices are able to obtain their university qualifications with no student debt. Further benefits include a competitive salary and an extensive benefits package, with onsite gyms, medical insurance and pension.
Jack recently picked up the Outstanding Apprentice of the Year for Engineering, Manufacturing, Energy & Electrical award at the virtual Gloucestershire Apprenticeship awards. He received the award for his dedication to his course, his work at Renishaw and his mentorship of other apprentices. With so many world-class engineering businesses in the county, it was a tough category to win.
For more information about Renishaw's apprenticeships, or to apply please visit www.renishaw.com/apprentice .
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