Graduate Jobs with Xtrac Transmissions

There are a range of Xtrac Graduate Jobs available at the company’s base in Thatcham, Berkshire. These Xtrac Graduate Jobs take the form of 1 year Industrial Placements in Engineering and Operations. These roles are open to students prior to the last year of University. Candidates are offered 1 year Placements with full-time Xtrac Graduate Jobs offered upon completion of academic studies.

Xtrac is a privately-owned company which was established in 1984. It is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of transmission systems, supporting a wide client base covering top level Motorsport and high performance Automotive.

The company operates from a large purpose-built factory in Thatcham, Berkshire, UK. Here, skilled machinists manufacture complex components for customers throughout the world in the motorsport industry. The company also produces a range of components for high performance automotive customers in the hybrid and electric vehicle sector.

Xtrac also has two facilities in the USA, in Indianapolis, IN, and Mooresville NC. These locations provide technical support and parts distribution to North and South American customers.

Motor Sport

Formula One, Rally, IndyCar, Sportscar, GT, Touring Cars and Moto GP, are just some of the sectors which benefit from Xtrac’s quality, performance and reliability. The unrelenting pace of development in motorsport demands innovative solutions within extremely tight timescales.

Xtrac supplies advanced technology and ultra-reliable transmission systems for arduous events such as the Dakar Rally. Furthermore, since 1989, Xtrac has supplied F1 with ‘make to print’ components and the design and manufacture of complete sub-assemblies and gearboxes.

Xtrac was also the first transmission supplier to provide a running KERS-compliant transmission in the Le Mans 24 Hour race.

High Performance Automotive

Xtrac also supports major OEMs with short run development or limited edition production programmes. The company’s High Performance Automotive business unit services the mainstream automotive industry with Hypercar and Dedicated Hybrid Transmissions (DHT).

In addition, Xtrac’s supercar transverse layout 7-speed automated manual transmission delivers incredible weight-saving and advanced packaging. It also has class-leading noise vibration & harshness reduction qualities for this important class of vehicle.

Roles Available with Xtrac Transmissions

There are two distinct Xtrac Graduate Jobs roles, which take the form of 1 year Industrial Placements.

Engineering Industrial Placement:

Xtrac have several 1 year placement opportunities in Engineering as a Trainee Engineer in either the company’s Design Office or Advanced Engineering Group.

Successful candidates will undergo training on the Siemens NX9 3D CAD system, the company ERP system. You will also receive a thorough introduction to the company’s manufacturing processes, and this may include a secondment for up to two months to the Production Control Office.

Operations Industrial Placement:

Xtrac recently introduced a 1 year placement opportunity in the Operations department as a Trainee Buyer.

Successful candidates will undergo induction including training on the company ERP system, as well as a thorough introduction to the company’s manufacturing processes. Each student will be assigned a mentor who is there to ensure that the transition from student to Trainee Manufacturing Project Manager is as seamless as possible.

Education Requirements for Xtrac Transmissions

The education requirements for Xtrac Graduate Jobs depend on which Industrial Placement for which you are applying.

Engineering Industrial Placement:

  • A student of aeronautical, automotive, mechanical engineering, or similar Bachelors or Master’s Degree in their second (of three) or third (of four) year of study.
  • In addition, any experience or exposure to an engineering, automotive or motorsport environment is desirable.

Operations Industrial Placement:

  • A student of Business Studies Management, Logistics, Supply Chain, Procurement or similar Bachelors or Master’s degree in their second (of three) or third (of four) year of study.
When can I apply for a Graduate Job at Xtrac Transmissions

Applications for Xtrac Graduate Jobs in the form of Industrial Placements open in October each year, with a closing date of mid-December.

Successful applicants will be invited to attend selection days and interviews which take place in January and February.

Xtrac Graduate Jobs in the form of Industrial Placements start in August.

To find out more about this Graduate Job at Xtrac Transmissions register now:

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