Manufacturing Engineer Year in Industry

To apply for this appreniceship please submit a covering letter and CV to Recruitment at:

Closing Date:- 5th April 2019

GKN Luton sits within the Aerospace Group and is a world leader in the production of transparencies and ice protection systems for both civil and military markets. Our customer’s trust GKN to deliver the critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full coaching, guidance and mentoring.

The Role:

GKN Aerospace Luton are recruiting a year in industry student to join a high performing manufacturing engineer team. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn in a real world environment and gain a high level of responsibility and technical understanding early in your career.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining engineering compliance through management of process specification, change requests and internal production permits.
  • Leading small manufacturing improvement projects e.g. process development or purchase of small capital items.
  • Contributing to practical problem solving activities using lean tools, particularly in relation to scrap and rework cost reduction.
  • Contributing to process improvement activities, with a vision of creating world class, 6-sigma manufacturing processes through elimination of waste and process variation
  • Compliance with Environmental, Health & Safety and Energy Legislation and Company’s Policies.
  • GKN is compliant with the Company’s Environmental, Health & Safety and Energy Awareness procedures and ensures that all relevant legislation is complied with by effective implementation and management to all employees.
  • Any other reasonable duties


  • Applicants must be extremely dedicated and motivated by a challenging role in a high performing value stream.
  • Applicants must be willing to embrace and contribute to a changing environment where assumptions are challenged based on data driven, well-reasoned arguments.
  • Applicants must be able to communicate effectively at all levels within an organisation and be flexible in approach.
  • Applicants should be studying for an engineering qualification in an applicable engineering discipline, these could include manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineer, aerospace or aeronautical engineering or electrical engineering.
  • Any experience in a manufacturing or engineering environment would be seen as desirable