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Renesas Electronics is the number one global supplier of microcontrollers and we deliver trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live, securely and safely. Click here to see a short presentation for more information on what we do.


We are actively considering applications from students looking for a 12-month industrial work placement as part of their Engineering degree course, usually after they have completed their first two years at university.
As well as taking students independently, we also work with the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF), where we offer the same 12-month placement opportunity under the ‘Sponsored Scholarship’ scheme for students who attend universities associated with the UKESF. To find out more, visit (link to the UKESF). These one year placements are based at our Bourne End location in the UK near to Maidenhead Berkshire, and start from July each year.


During these placements students will gain experience working within engineering teams who are involved in the development and support of microcontrollers, circuit boards, software and application systems that combine all aspects of electronics design. Projects range from developments for a specific customer engagement, through to the creation of core technologies that go on to be incorporated into multiple Renesas products, used by customers anywhere in the World.


The Different Engineering areas where student placements are available

For the academic year 2018 to 2019 we will have student placements available in two of our main business units that have Engineering departments in Renesas UK

The Industrial Business Group is the Renesas Europe business group focused on the development and supply of microcontroller & system solutions to our customers in the Industrial market place with a focus on our target markets of Smart Home, Smart Energy and Smart Factory markets.

The Automotive Business Group is the Renesas Europe business groups focused on the development and supply of microcontroller & system solutions to our customers in the Automotive market place with a focus on the key Automotive applications of Car Information Systems and Automotive Control Systems.

Our various engineering teams in these areas contribute to Renesas business through the creation, delivery and support of engineering solutions to address these key European markets. Solutions developed by our engineering teams include hardware and software intellectual property design, embedded design services for internal/external customers and the creation/production of board-level and software products that complement Renesas semiconductor device sales.
For our UK location we are you looking for 1 year industry student placements after completing your second year of electrical/electronic engineering, software engineering or equivalent.

We are looking for student Engineers to work within the following teams:


Industrial Application Team

Industrial System Solutions Teams

Automotive Engineering Embedded Software Team

Automotive Engineering Security Team

Automotive Engineering Networking Team

Automotive Engineering Functional Safety Team