Apprenticeships with GKN Group
The GKN Apprenticeship programme offers Apprenticeships in a range of Business support roles at its UK head office in Redditch. The GKN Group is an industry-leading engineering and technology company with a network of over 55,000 people in more than 30 countries.
GKN works at the cutting-edge of manufacturing, creating new technologies and innovative products for customers across many industries and markets. The company is at the forefront of technology, and it continually invests in developing innovative technologies for the future. Furthermore, GKN Group is an expert in the development and manufacture of electric and hybrid vehicles, lightweight materials, and fuel-efficient systems. It is also a leader in 3D printing, electric hybrid vehicle technology, advanced composites, future wing designs and energy storage.
GKN Group’s primary business is split into 3 divisions:
A leading tier one supplier of aerostructures, as well as engine products and systems and electrical wiring systems to the global aerospace industry.
The leading tier one supplier of automotive driveline systems and solutions to the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers.
GKN Powder Metallurgy
The world’s largest manufacturer of sintered components and a leading producer of metal powder.
GKN Group also has two additional businesses which supply a range of products to off-highway markets:
GKN Wheels & Structures
The world’s leading manufacturer of off-highway wheels, and also a major supplier of chassis frames and structural assemblies. GKN Wheels & Structures is a global supplier with a local presence in the world’s major markets, with technology which delivers efficient products to harvest crops, move earth, mine resources and handle materials.
GKN Off-Highway Powertrain
Manufactures and supplies a range of components for a diverse multitude of off-highway applications. These include: antivibration systems, clutches, driveshafts, gearboxes, hitch systems, as well as tractor attachment systems.
So, whether you are interested in designing a new aircraft wing, developing more efficient drive systems, or understanding how powders can change components, a GKN Apprenticeship offers an exciting and challenging opportunity for the best engineering minds.
GKN and Formula Student
Formula Student is the world’s largest student motorsport competition, aimed at supporting the next generation of young engineers. Engineering students from across the globe are challenged to design, build and race their own Formula style racing car. GKN is an official partner of the UK event, while GKN also supported over 130 international teams with driveshaft kits for their race cars. Students who have competed in the Formula Student competition should have an advantage when applying for a GKN Apprenticeship.
In addition to the GKN Apprenticeship roles summarised here, GKN Group also offers a range of Engineering and Business Graduate Jobs:
Roles Available with GKN Group
The GKN Apprenticeship programme at their Head Office in Redditch offers opportunities in a range of important business support functions, including:
- IS and IT
- Finance and Accounting
- Health, Safety and Environment
- Human Resources
- Purchasing and Supply Chain
GKN Apprenticeship roles are usually 1 to 3 years in duration, depending on the specific field chosen.
Education Requirements for GKN Group
To apply for a GKN Apprenticeship, candidates will be expected to demonstrate having acheived the following qualifications:
- Entry requirements vary by role, and you may need up to five GCSEs at grade A* to C, including English and Maths.
When can I apply for an apprenticeship at GKN Group?
Please refer to the GKN Group Careers website for details of the latest GKN Apprenticeship roles available and when to apply.