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Mechanical Engineering Degree Apprentice

Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering (BEng)

About us

John Crane is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of a wide range of products and services for global process and industrial markets. These include oil and gas (both offshore and refineries) petrochemical/chemical plants, LNG and fertiliser facilities plus the pulp and paper sector.

Meet John Crane

John Crane has the experience and technical expertise needed to keep global industries ready to meet the ever-changing needs they face.

Products are principally related to the rotational machinery market and include mechanical seals, seal systems, couplings and filtration technologies. This role will be predominantly based in the Product Line Engineering department in Slough, United Kingdom.

We are part of Smiths Group a global technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange and part of the FTSE100. We apply leading-edge technology to design, manufacture and deliver innovative solutions that meet our customers’ needs. Our products and services – often hidden from view – touch the lives of millions of people every day.

We serve a wide range of end markets – from healthcare, energy, and petrochemicals through to threat and contraband detection, telecommunications, and equipment manufacture. 

The Programme

This isn’t just university! For starters, you’ll be learning in a professional engineering environment as well as in the classroom. You will work with exciting technologies and develop expertise enabling you to grow into a highly capable, multi-skilled mechanical engineer.  

This John Crane apprenticeship provides the perfect opportunity to join a high-performing global engineering team, learning great career skills from a global engineering market leader along the way. In partnership with the University of Hertfordshire, you have the opportunity to gain a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering (BEng).

The candidate will attend university on day release, with block release weeks at the start and end of each University term. The successful candidate will learn about the design, engineering, manufacture, assembly and testing of John Crane products.

This will involve the use of 3D CAD to design components, using analytical tool such as FEA and CFD, collaborating with other departments on projects ranging from manufacturing, commercial and the operation/design of test rigs just to name a few. 

About you

  • GCSE maths and English at level 4/Grade C or above
  • 104 UCAS points from either:
  • A-levels to include Mathematics and either Physics or Technology or engineering based subject excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking or
  • Engineering BTEC Extended Diploma with a Distinction in the Further Maths unit or equivalent, with Distinction or Merit overall.
  • Strong interest in engineering and innovation.
  • Desire to learn to read and understand technical drawings and schematics
  • Good communication skills
  • Self-starter and self-sufficient - will hit the ground running

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics.

We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary
  • Slough (Berkshire)
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