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KMF Apprenticeships

KMF is one of the most successful Precision Sheet Metal and Engineering companies within the UK, our Apprenticeship programme has been recognised by the National Apprenticeship Service as 'World-Class' and has hundreds of applications every year.

We know that apprentices are essential in providing the next generation of new technology-led engineering specialists and have brought innovation, increased productivity, and improved staff retention to all departments within KMF.

Our industry-leading apprenticeship programme offers:

  • Competitive salary
  • World-class on-site training
  • Endless career opportunities
  • Unrivalled growth & progression opportunities

As a KMF apprentice, not only will you gain valuable 'on the job' experience and work towards professional qualifications but you will also earn a substantial salary from day one. Here at KMF, we pay more than the national minimum wage and in the first year you will earn £6.50 per hour, £254.00 per week. This will then increase in the second year in line with age, skills and National Minimum wage.

KMF is passionate about apprenticeships.Our apprentices are the future of our business, and as such, we provide the very best training through our in-house Apprenticeship Programme; which is recognised by the National Apprenticeship Service as world-class.

We see apprenticeships as an investment in our future and so work continually with our apprentices to develop their skills and maximise their career progression.

Recruitment timeline

  • Nov – Feb:Applications Received
  • Mar – Apr:Aptitude tests taken
  • Apr – May:Interviews
  • June:Work Experience
  • Aug:Commence Employment

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More on KMF engineering apprenticeships

Who is KMF Precision Sheet Metal?

KMF is one of the most successful Precision Sheet Metal and Precision Engineering companies within the UK.
As a subcontractor, we work with brand-name companies across several industry sectors to manufacture products that you will probably come across in day-to-day life.
Formed in 1971, the KMF Group has grown significantly and now employs over 400 members of staff, with multiple UK manufacturing facilities as well as a division in Slovakia.
Our apprenticeship scheme is essential in providing the next generation of new technology-led engineering specialists and is now a significant strategy within our recruitment plan.

What qualifications does KMF offer?

KMF currently offer level 2 and level 3 diplomas in Engineering Technology and Fabrication and Welding qualifications, along with bespoke hands on training in both Machining and Sheet Metal Fabrication.

What does an engineering apprenticeship involve?

An apprenticeship at KMF includes both practical and theory elements. The primary incentive for many who choose this option is that apprentices earn as they learn.
Time spent in the commercial and production elements of the business is written into each training programme from the start. Spending three months in each department, trainees gain a comprehensive yet detailed set of manufacturing skills.
Apprentices at KMF now score significantly higher than the national average. We teach in classes of up to eight, with in-house lecturers having time to address any problems that may arise. Being on-site throughout the KMF apprenticeship also allows greater involvement in the broader aspects of the business.
Apprentices must work to a standard required by both KMF and the national curriculum. Daily work is observed, and a small amount of your own time should be set aside for revision, involvement in local community projects and charity fundraising.

Benefits of working and learning with KMF

KMF is an award-winning employer. Our Welding & Fabrication, Engineering Technician and Degree apprenticeships offer many benefits for young people looking to pursue a career in engineering. You can expect:

A high standard of training – small class sizes, one-to-one mentoring and lectures from industry experts
Excellent progression routes – personal development plans to ensure the best career path
Practical approach – a unique offering of practical learning in a purpose-built workshop
Earn while you learn – KMF offers outstanding rates of pay
Job security – a guaranteed job with the KMF Group

Wider opportunities after graduating

The KMF programme offers more than world-class training. Apprentices get opportunities to improve their skills, experience new things and support the wider community. Examples of wider opportunities include competing at the infamous World Skills Competition and attending the annual apprentice out-of-bounds trip in France, with mountain biking, hiking and canyoning in Luchon.

During the programme, apprentices also undertake an annual community challenge where they are asked to carry out a minimum of 50 hours of community service. This can include a broad range of community projects, from constructing a water feature for a local school to entertaining young carers on well-deserved breaks.

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