Apprenticeships with SMC Corporation

SMC Pneumatics offers Apprenticeships in Engineering at the company’s European Technical Centre in Milton Keynes.

SMC Pneumatics is part of the SMC Corporation, an international operation with five Technical Centres which are located in Japan, China, USA, UK and Germany. The European Technical Centre is based in Milton Keynes, where approximately 60 experienced engineers from SMC European subsidiaries handle projects from their respective countries.

Established in 1978, SMC Pneumatics in Milton Keynes has 300 employees, including 115 on the sales team. Experienced engineers from the design department support the manufacture of many types of actuators, assembly work for special orders, and the operation of control systems in the Milton Keynes factory. The head office building also incorporates a warehouse which serves as SMC Pneumatics’ distribution hub for the UK market.

Key facts about SMC Pneumatics:

  • A comprehensive product line that offers 12,000 basic models with 700,000 variations. One supplier for all your needs
  • Global production facilities – 6 key factory location s in Japan. 12 in Asia,1 in Africa 5 production centres in America. Global Supplier & Local Production facilities.
  • 12 production facilities in Europe: Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland and Turkey.
  • European Central Warehouse strategically placed in Antwerp that supports European Delivery with over 30,000 part numbers ready to be shipped directly to the customer.
  • 500 Sales offices in 83 countries, with subsidiaries in 28 countries in Europe.
  • Sales force of over 8,200 and a  30% market share.

SMC Pneumatics operates in the following markets:

Automotive
SMC has been working for 40 years to meet the requirements of this highly demanding industry, fulfilling standards such as CNOMO, DIN, ISO, VDMA, ATEX or NAAMS. The company can provide a range of tested solutions that will endure harsh working conditions, products that are strong and solid, as well as compact and light components for robotics applications, such as Press, Body building, Painting, Enginees and transmission, and Final car assembly.

Electronics
SMC’s commitment to the Electronics industry is rooted in its close collaboration with the Semiconductor & Flat Panel Display industries. This valuable experience, coupled with sound application know-how, has enabled the company to provide solutions for the new emerging markets such as Photovoltaic.

Life Science
Offering Materials to deal with all sorts of fluids, Fluid handling systems, Quiet temperature control equipment, Acrylic products for high purity applications, Specialist pumps, and Miniature valves.

Food
Offering Hygienic-design washable components, Corrosion-resistant materials, Special seals and lubricants, and Materials to guarantee non-toxic final consumer products

Mining/Resources
Offering a wide range of solid solutions: heavy duty actuators, ISO cylinders, positioners; Custom-made solutions: special cylinders adapted to specific working requirements or control cabinets to fit specific needs; and Materials that withstand high temperatures and durable components

Energy Saving
SMC can support energy cost reductions initiative through the use of online software and specialized technical support

Roles Available with SMC Corporation

SMC Pneumatics recruit Apprentices across the company with an Engineering bias. Roles are based at the company’s Milton Keynes head office in Crownhill. The successful candidates will work towards gaining a full apprenticeship qualification with the eventual aim of specialising in an area of the business.

Education Requirements for SMC Corporation

Candidates interested in applying for an Apprenticeship with SMC Pneumatics should be able to demonstrate having achieved the following qualifications:

  • 3 GCSEs, Grade C or above in English, Maths & Science
When can I apply for an apprenticeship at SMC Corporation?

Please refer to the SMC Careers website for details of the latest Apprenticeships available with the company.

To find out more about this Apprenticeship at SMC Corporation register now:

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