Engineering that moves the world

GKN is a global engineering group. Every day we drive the wheels of hundreds of millions of cars, we help thousands of aircraft to fly, we deliver the power to move earth and harvest crops, and we make essential components for industries that touch lives across the globe.

Approximately 48,000 people work in GKN companies and joint ventures around the world. Together we use our footprint in over 30 countries, harnessing our technology and our considerable manufacturing resources, to supply the highest quality systems, structures, components and services.

We have four operating divisions: GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy that focus on the automotive market; GKN Aerospace; and GKN Land Systems. Every division is a market leader, each outperforming its markets, giving unrivalled expertise and experience in delivering cutting-edge technology and engineering to our global customers.

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09_MW_logo_RGBThe MATLAB and Simulink product families are fundamental computational tools at the world's educational institutions. Adopted by more than 5000 universities and colleges, MathWorks products accelerate the pace of learning, teaching, and research in engineering and science. MathWorks products also help prepare students for careers in industry worldwide, where the tools are widely used for collaborative new product development. 

Employing a Model-Based Design approach to automotive design process for the Formula Student Competition enables teams to design, test, validate and share their models within one environment.  Competitions like Formula Student present a unique engineering challenge that requires months of intense focus and hard work. Using industry - standard tools such as MATLAB and Simulink helps students tackle real engineering problems and acquire the collaboration, time-management, and leadership skills they will need for careers in industry. 

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This is one of the best opportunities within the Motor Sport/Automotive industry that not only lets you engineer creative solutions from a clean sheet, but also allows you compete against some of the best engineers in world, where your end product is put to the test weekly and viewed by millions on global stage. 

At Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains we are responsible for the design, manufacture and testing of the championship winning Formula 1 racing hybrid power units used by the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 team. We are also proud to supply power units to the Sahara Force India and Williams Martini Racing.

Our student programmes offer you the opportunity to start your career with a world-class engineering team. We are looking for talented, intelligent and committed people to join us at our state of the art Technology Centre in Brixworth, Northamptonshire.

Whether you’re with us for a placement year or on our two year graduate programme, we offer you the training, guidance and support you need to build on your studies and accelerate your development.

Our next student intake will be in Autumn 2018, for which we will be taking applications from July 2017. To apply please visit and click on ‘Careers’.

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