Apprenticeships with Swift Caravans & Motorhomes
The Swift Group offers a number of Manufacturing Apprenticeships each year in Caravans, Motorhomes and Holiday Homes.
The company has a turnover of over £200m and recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, with a workforce which has grown to over 1,080 employees. Swift’s head office is based in Cottingham, East Yorkshire, with additional sites at Hedon Road in Hull and Mexborough in South Yorkshire. As well as being proudly British and a clear leader in the UK, the company also exports to Europe, Scandinavia, Iceland, Israel, South Korea, Sir Lanka, Chile, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand.
As the UK’s leading leisure vehicle manufacturer, the Swift Group undertakes what is probably the most extensive research and testing programme in the industry to ensure the design and engineering of our products set the industry standard for style, value and practicality, including the following testing procedures.
- Timber Studies
- Corrosion Testing
- Component Evaluation
- UV Stability Testing
- Aluminium Studies
- Sealant and Adhesive Studies
Swift Group Engineering Scholarship
The Swift Group also offers a fully funded engineering scholarship programme for ambitious, enthusiastic engineers who wish to continue their education to degree level, whilst in employment, gaining real work experience within a dynamic engineering department.
Candidates can join from A-level, or equivalent status (for example Level 3 BTEC and advanced apprenticeship routes) and updwards (for example HNC / HND) to work in one of the Swift Group’s engineering departments such as advanced design, project engineering or manufacturing engineering.
While employed as a member of the engineering department candidates are fully funded through their training programme tailored to their required development levels which can include progression through HNC, HND (delivered via HETA in conjunction with The University of Hull) and completing with a BEng degree from The University of Hull. All training is provided on University of Hull campus grounds one day per week.
Roles Available with Swift Caravans & Motorhomes
The Swift Group is keen to attract and retain local talent, with the potential to develip within the company, and has therefore developed one of the largest apprenticeship schemes in the area, offering 8 to 10 apprenticeships each year in the following roles
- Manufacturing Technician
This is a bespoke Level 3 Engineering Manufacture Apprenticeship programme, delivered through HCC Training (Hull Training and Adult Education), which provides a firm foundation for developing highly skilled Manufacturing Technicians throughout the Swift Group’s production manufacturing operations in East and South Yorkshire.
Education Requirements for Swift Caravans & Motorhomes
To apply for an Apprenticeship with Swift Caravans & Motorhomes, candidates should be able to demonstrate the following qualifications:
- 3 GCSEs Grades A*- G, preferably in English, Maths and IT
The Swift Group also offers fully-funded Engineering Scholarships for candidates interested in pursuing careers in the following areas:
- Advanced design
- Project engineering
- Manufacturing engineering
When can I apply for an apprenticeship at Swift Caravans & Motorhomes?
Please refer to the Swift Caravans & Motorhomes website for details of the latest Apprenticeship vacancies with the company.