Apprentices

Overview

Overview

An apprenticeship with GKN combines learning practical skills with classroom studies, preparing you for a future career at the heart of engineering.

We have a dedicated training team, who, along with our partnership colleges, will provide specialist skills training, tailor-made for our apprentices. Our experienced training advisors support you throughout your apprenticeship, and are committed to helping you achieve your full potential.

We are looking for people who share our passion for engineering, who are curious about how things work and want to make a real difference. If you’re looking for a challenge and are keen to develop your career, search our apprenticeships now and open up a world of possibilities!​​​​​​​

Why choose an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship with GKN gives you the opportunity to learn real job skills with one of the world's leading engineering companies. 

Earn while you learn

Earn while you learn

As an apprentice you will earn and learn on the job from experienced colleagues to gain job specific skills.

Receive world class training

Receive world class training

Throughout your apprenticeship you will work with highly skilled engineers from different areas, you will have the opportunity to build your professional skills and receive personal development, supplemented with formal learning at school/college and in-house training.

Gain industry-recognised qualifications

Gain industry-recognised qualifications

GKN apprenticeships lead to many different qualifications and, in some cases, there is also the opportunity to go on and study for a degree.

Learn subject-specific skills

Learn subject-specific skills

Your training will be tailored to teach you the skills you will need in future roles, dependent on your interests.

Develop in a growing company

Develop in a growing company

As a successful global company, GKN offers excellent career opportunities for people with the ability and drive to help us to deliver our exciting growth strategy. We offer challenging and rewarding roles across multiple disciplines, and opportunities to develop professional technical and leadership career paths.

Opportunity for onward employment

Opportunity for onward employment

Many of our apprentices go on to join our team and build long-term careers with GKN. Depending on your performance as an apprentice, at the end of your training we hope to offer you a position at one of GKN’s sites.

Get involved in community projects

Get involved in community projects

Apprentices across GKN are supporting their local communities through a variety of different social projects. These are fantastic opportunities to make a difference to causes that matter to you.

Training and development

Training and development

We know our people are central to our success. That’s why at GKN we are committed to helping you grow, to developing our team and enabling everyone to reach their potential.  

We have a structured approach to career and personal development, and support all employees to develop their capabilities and realise their aspirations.

When you join any of our schemes, you will be assigned a mentor who will be able to offer advice and support with any issues – work or study based – that you might have during your time as an apprentice.

At GKN, we are committed to the on-going development of all our employees, so your apprenticeship is only the start. If you go on to join our GKN team, we will continue to support you through investment and training throughout your career.

Meet our apprentices

An apprenticeship with GKN combines learning practical skills with classroom studies, preparing you for a future career at the heart of engineering.

“An Aircraft Fitting apprenticeship with GKN has enabled me to gain both a theoretical and hands-on experience of engineering.  As part of my apprenticeship programme I have had opportunities to participate in events such as Cool Aeronautics. I enjoy interacting with students to give guidance in the hope of inspiring future engineers. Upon completion of my apprenticeship I would like to continue working for GKN and develop into a Team Leader role enabling me to reinvest my dedication back into the company in recognition of GKN’s efforts in developing me as a skilled employee.”

Arthur Brock, Third Year Aircraft Fitting Apprentice, GKN Aerospace-Filton
Arthur Brock, Third Year Aircraft Fitting Apprentice, GKN Aerospace-Filton

“During my apprenticeship at GKN Sinter Metals I have had various practical experiences and have been part of different projects. I feel that GKN really takes care of me and through the variety of experiences, my apprenticeship is very interesting. To others I would recommend to put much effort into the application, it will be worth it."

Tobias Müller, Production Apprentice, GKN Sinter Metals
Tobias Müller, Production Apprentice, GKN Sinter Metals

“It is a sum of inexplicable emotions: the adventure of work experience, the learning process, and the opportunity of having new good friends….Thanks a lot for giving me the opportunity to belong to the generation of new talent from 2015-2016 and now belong to the group of employees of GKN Driveline México.”

Deyanira Arias, GKN Driveline, Mexico
Deyanira Arias, GKN Driveline, Mexico

“Participating in the SENAI program is a unique opportunity and I have been learning a lot. Classroom knowledge, practical experience and technical drawings development are activities that challenges me to learn more and more every day. The SENAI GKN project is a great initiative for the entire local community, it offers technical learning opportunity for many young people.”

Arielli Vasconcelos Machado (SENAI – GKN Charqueadas), Press Operator SENAI student at Forging plant, Brazil
Arielli Vasconcelos Machado (SENAI – GKN Charqueadas), Press Operator SENAI student at Forging plant, Brazil