Working at GKN
GKN is a multinational engineering company, with opportunities all across the globe. From cars to planes and everything in between, we produce millions of vital components that help make our lives better in thousands of ways.
GKN people are making a difference all over the world. From engineering a new solution for a customer to ensuring, once manufactured, it is delivered on time and to the highest standards of quality, GKN succeeds becuase all its employees work together.
We are a network of over 55,000 people, across over 30 countries, that delivers cutting-edge technology and engineering to our global customers.achievements.
Why choose GKN
Choosing a career at GKN means you are joining a truly global company that is positively affecting the lives of people around the world every day.
Each of our four divisions is a market leader in its sector, with unrivalled expertise and experience. Our global approach focuses on building our already strong geographic presence, aligning it with our customer needs and creating a platform to exploit the fastest growing markets.
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.
It goes without saying that we offer competitive packages. However, we believe the main appeal is the opportunities GKN provides for you to develop your career, gain an unrivalled breadth of experience and achieve your true potential.
Learning and development
GKN has a structured approach to career and personal development, and supports all employees to develop their capabilities and realise their aspirations.
We are constantly looking to improve our people, processes and products to help deliver superior value to our stakeholders. GKN is committed to the development of its employees, offering leadership programmes to facilitate continuous development among its management and a focus on its people at the core of GKN’s growth strategy.
Who we look for
We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented individuals with the skills and passion to become leaders of the future in what they do.
Whether you envisage a career as an engineer innovating to overcome technical challenges or as an executive helping to lead the business, choosing GKN means you are joining a global engineering network with wide-ranging opportunities.
We recruit across all levels of the organisation through centrally run programmes and locally through our global operations, in a wide variety of functions.
We are incredibly proud of our culture and are looking for like-minded people that share our values. The GKN DNA underpins what we do, how we behave and helps us to do business the right way. The GKN DNA is supported by our Leadership Behaviours. These make clear what is expected of all leaders in GKN to ensure we live the GKN DNA every day right across the Group.
GKN is growing and we need great people to help us keep the world moving.
Diversity and inclusion
As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.
A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.
We treat all our employees fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or prospective employee on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, colour, race or national or ethnic origin.
In 2015 we set a goal for 2020 that 20% of GKN’s leadership should be women, and in time, 20% should be from under-represented ethnic groups. We want GKN to be a great place to work and we pride ourselves on being unique so we need our employees to be different too.
To celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD), we talked to some our female engineers about their experience of being a woman in engineering.