Automotive apprenticeship

Kick start your automotive apprenticeship

If you want to embark on an exciting career early, our Ricardo automotive apprentice schemes enables you to learn while you earn, working on real-life projects.

An early career in the automotive industry

Our apprentice recruitment differs each year but most recently we have recruited apprentices in: 

  • Manufacturing and assembly
  • Engine and transmission testing
  • Engineering: design and airflow simulation
  • Powertrain systems development

When you join Ricardo, we will match you with a departmental supervisor who will support and guide you during your initial career development period. They will formally set and review your objectives, goals and milestones and give you feedback on a regular basis so you know where you are growing. A local training provider will support and mentor you as you work for your vocational qualifications.

The successful applicant is required to possess the following qualifications:

GCSE at grade 4 or above:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Science
  • Technical/engineering apprenticeships you may already have Level 2/3 in automotive, electronic, mechanical or manufacturing engineering
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