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:
- Technical/engineering apprenticeships you may already have Level 2/3 in automotive, electronic, mechanical or manufacturing engineering
“I am a third year manufacturing technician apprentice. As a current apprentice, I rotate across the factory and the different sections. I look forward to learning new skills and techniques which I can apply across my role and using my initiative to develop my abilities. I also enjoy interacting with my colleagues and learning and sharing experiences. I find it rewarding to independently solve a task or problem and to develop my skills, and get positive feedback and encouragement from my colleagues or management. I am very proud to work for Ricardo and all of the products I work on give me great interest especially for the customers we provide for.”
Manufacturing technician apprentice