Apprenticeships with Prodrive

There are a wide range of Prodrive Apprenticeship roles available across the business, depending on the needs of each department throughout the year. Prodrive Apprenticeship roles include opportunities in Composites, Machining, IT, Electrical Engineering and Motorsport.

Prodrive is the world’s leading independent motorsport company. No one else has been as successful across so many different motorsport categories. In the last three decades Prodrive has run motorsport programmes for some of the greatest names in motorsport: Porsche, Aston Martin, Subaru, BMW, MG, Ford, MINI, Honda, and Alfa Romeo. With an unrivalled experience in race and rally vehicle design, engineering and programme management, Prodrive has won:

  • 6 FIA World Rally titles
  • 6 FIA World Sportscar titles
  • 5 Le Mans titles
  • 4 British Touring Car titles
  • Le Mans Series title

Prodrive has run the Aston Martin Racing works programme in the FIA World Endurance Championship since 2004. The Team are the reigning Le Mans GT Champions and FIA World Endurance Championship GTE Am champions. Prodrive also runs the all new Renault Megane RX in the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship for the GC Kompetiton team as well as the works VW programme in the Chinese Rally Championship. The company has also helped Subaru set new lap records for the Isle of Man TT and the Nurburging.

Prodrive’s Advanced Engineering Division combines the company’s motorsport culture with robust engineering processes and quality procedures to produce solutions in the automotive, aerospace, marine, transportation, renewables and other industry sectors.

​The company works on ground-breaking projects, such as the creation of the first electric hybrid Transit van for Ford. Prodrive has also designed electrically-powered fuelling systems for the world’s largest commercial jet engines. The company also designed the most advanced active aero systems for the McLaren P1, as well as and luxury interior systems for executive chauffeur-driven cars. In addition, Prodrive has a particular technical specialism in electric and hybrid vehicles, as well as electro-hydraulic and electro-mechanical actuation systems.

Prodrive’s Composite Engineering expertise means it can design and manufacture advanced lightweight structural and non-structural composites for a wide range of applications across the automotive, motorsport, aerospace, marine, defence and other specialist sectors. The company is the UK’s largest manufacturing operation using state of the art processing to deliver the highest quality parts made from autoclave-cured pre-impregnated materials. Prodrive has the skills and experience to offer a one stop solution with in house design & engineering, tooling production, prototype & first off manufacture leading into volume production.

​Prodrive has also created first class cabins for the Boeing Dreamliner, as well as components for helicopters, drones and satellites. In the marine sector, Prodrive supplies the Royal Navy with structural composites, as well as various components for racing yachts.

Roles Available with Prodrive

There are a wide variety of Prodrive Apprenticeship roles available across the business, depending on the needs of each department at any particular time. Roles can include:

  • Machinist
  • Fabricator
  • Composites Technician
  • IT Support Technician
  • Electrical Technician
  • Engine Technician
  • Race Technician
  • Car Build Technician
  • Workshop Technician

Candidates interested in a Prodrive Apprenticeship should contact the company for details of current vacancies.

Education Requirements for Prodrive

To apply for any of the Prodrive Apprenticeship roles summarised above, candidates will need to demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • 3 GCSEs Grades A-C in Maths, English and Science.

Candidates should also demonstrate an interest in the relevant department, preferably through volunteering, work experience or similar.

When can I apply for an apprenticeship at Prodrive?

The Prodrive Apprenticeship roles listed above are available as and when the roles arise within each department.

Candidates interested in a Prodrive Apprenticeship should contact the company for details of current vacancies.

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