Carbon60 & ERIKS: Engineering careers together

Working in partnership with Carbon60, ERIKS – a Specialised Industrial Service Provider – has launched an exciting apprenticeship programme, designed to discover and develop the next generation of engineering talent, help them build a career, and bridge the skills gap in STEM industries.

Whether you’ve recently left school or college or are looking for a new direction in your career journey, this could be a fantastic opportunity for you to gain vital experience in engineering, and learn new practical skills and theoretical knowledge, whilst becoming an important part of leading a leading provider of a wide range of engineering components, technical services, and customisation solutions.

There are apprenticeship placements available with ERIKS in a variety of locations around the UK, and in each engineering placement apprentices will work towards a Level 3 Engineering Fitter qualification, with scope to continue their STEM learning and development into the future too.

Additionally, ERIKS – guided by the experience and expertise of Carbon60 – is looking for Sales & Service apprentices. Chosen candidates for this apprenticeship will be given the chance to learn and develop in one of ERIKS’ busy service centers alongside experienced Advisors, Team Leaders, and Managers, communicating with customers on a day-to-day basis, working towards Level 3 and 4 qualifications and a great career in Sales and Service.


The entry requirements, duration, and benefits

These apprenticeships are open to anyone who wishes to apply, though there is a requirement for applicants to have 3 GCSE’s (Grades 9-4 or A-C) or equivalent for the Engineering programme; or 5 GCSE’s, including for Maths and English (Grades 9-4 or A-C), or equivalent for the Sales & Service programme. ERIKS are not expecting their apprentices to have prior knowledge or experience, just a willingness to work, learn and grow.

The Engineering course will run for 48 months, while the duration for the Sales & Service course is 36 months. During these periods – and during any future employment with ERIKS of course – all successful applicants will benefit from the following:

  • 25 days plus bank holidays annual holiday entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life, money and wellbeing support
  • Unlimited video GP appointments
  • Unlimited Mental Health therapy sessions a year
  • 2 medical second opinion consultations per year
  • Company sick pay
  • Group Income Protection – after a period of sickness absence
  • Onsite parking at all our sites
  • Long service recognition
  • Free unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning
  • Free ERIKS branded workwear
  • Free eye tests

Where are ERIKS recruiting?

ERIKS are looking for candidates across the UK to join their apprenticeships in a variety of locations.

Engineering Fitter locations: Aberdeen, Cardiff, Castle Donnington, Chesterfield, Grimsby, Haydock, Leeds, Leicester, Norwich, Southampton, and Swansea.

Sales & Service locations: Aberdeen, Gateshead, Pensnett, and Swansea


Think you're ready for this opportunity?

Then ERIKS are ready and waiting for your application. They are keen to find the very best, most talented people for this apprenticeship, and in particular people who have a passion for engineering and are keen to make an impact on the future of the industry.

If that sounds like you, make sure you apply now for a chance to become a part of this fantastic, potentially life-changing apprenticeship programme.

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More about ERIKS Before you apply, get your CV just right...

If you’re considering applying for this incredible apprenticeship opportunity with ERIKS, or for any other role for that matter, it is important to represent your skills, passion, and experience in the right way, and present yourself as the perfect candidate.

To do this, it is vital to make sure your CV stands out in the crowd. Thankfully, we’ve a few tips below, and a handy blog, to help you make it count.

  • Keep your CV short, simple, personal to you, and, most importantly, up-to-date and relevant.
  • Provide basic details of previous employment, including former roles, where you worked, and a simple description of your responsibilities. Oh, and if there are gaps in your employment, explain why.
  • Showcase your skills to the very best you can, especially those that are relevant to your application.
  • Shout about your qualifications – you worked hard for them, so be proud of them. They’re impressive!
  • Support your previous responsibilities and performances with data where possible.
  • Be honest. Always.
  • Check over your CV again and again. And again. Attention to detail is key.
  • Finally, make it look good and as eye-catching as possible (within reason!).
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More about ERIKS...

Built over 80 years of passionate hard work and experience, ERIKS has vast technical and engineering expertise in a variety of areas and specialisms, including bearings and lubrications, power transmissions and fluid power, industrial MRO and safety, and much more.

From their UK-wide network of local distribution and specialised engineering service centers, and a new Fulfilment Centre of Expertise and UK Headquarters, in Oldbury, West Midlands, ERIKS offers a truly complete solution, from an extensive product range, comprehensive engineering services right through to supply solutions.