FAQs

  • What is the best way to search for a job in GKN?

    You can visit and search for jobs by country and function. You will then be shown all current vacancies that match your search criteria. You will be able to click on each one for more details. All our current job vacancies are posted here. Before applying for a job you will need to register your details on our system.

  • What can I do if there are no vacancies that meet my needs?

    If no current vacancies meet your criteria you can register your details and you will be notified when suitable positions become available.

  • Do you accept applications by email?

    We encourage you to use our online application process. If you are using assistive technologies, please email careers@gkn.com and we will advise you what to do next.

  • Is my data protected?

    All your personal data stored in Careers@GKN is protected according to our Privacy Statement.

  • What qualities do you look for in a candidate?

    This depends on the position. We look for a range of technical capabilities and qualifications plus great initiative, communication and team working skills, as well as the ability to inspire others. For senior and managerial positions, you’ll need proven leadership skills.

  • Do I need to speak other languages?

    The business language at GKN is English. Each job posting on our careers portal includes the specific language requirements for the position. Being able to speak other languages is an asset.

  • What is GKN’s policy towards diversity?

    GKN is a truly global company. We aim to create a working environment where abilities, differences and achievements of all our employees are valued: an inclusive workplace. Find our more information on Diversity and Inclusion.

  • What is the working environment like?

    GKN is a global organisation and each one of our locations is unique but we are bound together by a strong culture and company values that are embedded throughout our business. GKN is a company in which the contribution of our people is truly valued. We listen to them and their safety and well-being is one of our top priorities. Our company values inform how we operate every day and we constantly strive to exceed these.

  • What opportunities are there for career progression?

    The size, global scale and diversity of our business mean there are many opportunities for you to progress your career. If you show genuine desire, skill and initiative there will be fantastic opportunities for you to develop your career, gain an unrivalled breadth of experience and achieve your true potential.

  • How can I apply for a job at GKN in another country?

    GKN operates in over 30 countries. You can use our Search and apply page to select the county you’d like to work in. Before you apply, make sure you are eligible to work in that specific country.

  • Do you offer relocation assistance?

    Yes, most of our positions provide relocation assistance. We suggest that you review the job description for any position you’re interested in to see if you’re eligible. 

  • Does GKN offer internships?

    We offer a variety of internships that provide the chance for students to gain real-world experience in different parts of our business. The majority of the internships are posted on the website between September and November. You can search currently available student opportunities by entering Intern as a keyword in your search.

  • Do you recruit graduates?

    Yes we have a range of graduate programmes around the world. Visit our Graduates section to find out more about the opportunities available.