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Careers

Apprenticeships

JK Engineering believe in taking on bright, enthusiastic young people, and giving them a real opportunity to develop both new skills and ultimately, a new career in precision engineering.

Since 2008, we have been running our comprehensive Apprenticeship Program and ten of our current full time technical staff members have originated from it. We invest a lot of time in our apprentices and are proud to have a 90% retention rate.

Are you looking for a practical alternative to university (while avoiding a £30,000 debt)? Are you seeking an opportunity to start work now, while acquiring new skills that will always be of real value to you?

If so, JK Engineering can offer you a great opportunity to earn as you learn, and to become part of a motivated team with real prospects of developing an exciting new career.

Precision engineering is certainly at the glamourous end of engineering! No messy tools, no dirty engines, while working in a pristine environment. We manufacture critical components for F1 cars, Aerospace, satellites, the medical industry and even for robots. Our apprentices learn how to make complex parts out of exotic metals like titanium and aluminium, using an array of highly advanced CNC machine tools.

ENQUIRE HERE
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Q & A

What should I do now?
Have a look through our website to learn more about our company. If you like what you see, why not show it to your parents (including this page), and discuss it with them? If you are then seriously interested, we can arrange to meet with you (and your parents should they wish to join you) to show you our operation and to discuss our apprentice program in more detail.

What can I expect?
The great thing about apprenticeships is that you can start earning while you are learning new skills. Once you have completed your three year apprenticeship, and we think you have earned a place within our organisation, we will make you an offer of full-time salaried employment with great career and promotional prospects ahead of you. Needless-to-say, the learning and developing of your engineering skills will then continue.

What will I be doing?
As an apprentice, we will train you how to operate sophisticated CNC machines, multi-axis milling and how to use precise measurement tools in temperature controlled rooms. You will be trained how to use the latest CAD / CAM software to set up an engineering task. You will learn about precision manufacturing, quality control and how different materials behave. As your skills grow, you will be introduced to increasingly sophisticated techniques and how to manufacture more complex components. You will eventually learn how to make precision parts to the highest standards of quality and accuracy, using some of the most advanced machines and tooling available today. You will eventually graduate as a precision engineer while acquiring skills and knowhow that are at the cutting edge of engineering technology.

Sounds great, but how do I know if engineering is really the career for me?
If you like making things with your hands and believe you are mechanically-minded, it’s simple to find out whether you might like to turn this into a career. It starts with a little exploration first – why not come down to our factory for a day, take a guided tour and meet the team? Talk to other apprentices about their experiences and what they have learned with us. Bring your parents along too if you would like. Lunch is also included! Afterwards, you will have plenty of time to reflect on what you have seen, and you can then decide if an apprenticeship with JK Engineering is something that you would like to take further. It is really as simple as that.

I’m interested, so what are the next steps?
Simply fill out the JK Engineering Apprenticeship ENQUIRY FORM we will call you back shortly to answer any questions you may have, and to make all of the arrangements for your visit. We look forward to seeing you soon and welcoming you to our factory.

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Vacancies

We are an continually expanding business and are always on the lookout for great people that can join us and fit in with our operation and team.

We currently have vacancies for the positions that are listed below.

If you are interested in finding out more about any of these roles, please fill out the JK Engineering Vacancies ENQUIRY FORM. Please also send us your CV (using the upload link below) and we will be in touch shortly to tell you more and to answer any of your questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

(NB: if you are interested in becoming an apprentice, please see our ‘Apprenticeships’ section above)

We currently have vacancies for the following positions:
CMM Quality Inspector
CNC Miller Setter/Operator
CNC Offline Programmer

What our clients say:

  • We have taken delivery of the first parts and would like to say that they are the best ones we have ever had manufactured. The service and turnaround has been exceptional.

    Oil and Gas sector company
    Senior Buyer

  • Everything has been perfect - 10 things all needed to key together perfectly and to our surprise it all just went together. The actuator bore/piston was hands down one of the best fitting ones we have ever assembled, and we've built thousands over the years here.

    Robotics Manufacture
    Senior Design Engineer

  • The part really looks fantastic and all our mechanical designers are extremely excited and have been staring at it for the last hour. Thanks for the great work.

    Robotics Manufacturer
    Senior Design Engineer

  • These are probably the nicest finish I have ever seen in titanium and something about their curvature specifically just really made them look incredible. They've gotten a number of looks from all of our engineers who keep constantly asking who made those parts.

    Robotics Manufacturer
    Senior Design Engineer

  • All we can really say is WOW - astounding facility and what a focused and cohesive team. Having been in engineering all my career (35 years), I have had few companies impress me that much

    Turbine Manufacturer
    CEO

  • The parts are perfect. Frankly I'm astonished at the speed that you've turned these parts around, and the exceptionally high standard of the whole experience I've had working with you.

    Surgical Instruments Manufacturer
    Managing Director

  • Thanks for the delivery - on time again! You're making the rest of us look bad! I've seen the parts this morning, and they are once again spot on. Thanks again for helping us out on this one.

    Surgical Instruments Manufacturer
    Managing Director

  • I was approached by one of our inspectors today and asked to pass on my compliments regarding the standard of work he found when he inspected the parts. This is a complex part, and he was impressed with the component you provided, particularly given the additional pressure at this time with the volume of parts being processed and the tight deadlines we require you to work to. Thank you very much for your efforts.

    F1 Team
    Supply Quality Engineer

  • As one of our key Suppliers, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your efforts and commitment over the Winter. The whole team, of which you are a significant part, has responded magnificently to this challenge and the level of teamwork, dedication and professionalism has increased to another level of performance.

    F1 Team
    Lead Technical Buyer