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.
By joining KMF as an apprentice, not only will you gain valuable 'on the job' experience and work towards professional qualifications but you'll also earn a substantial salary from day one.
The KMF Apprenticeship Programme is also approved by EAL Ltd (Excellence, Achievement & Learning), the awarding body for the industry, and has won numerous awards for outstanding achievement.
We offer apprenticeships in multiple disciplines, including Engineering Technology, Fabrication & Welding and Engineering Technician, which are delivered in-house in our dedicated training centre and advanced manufacturing facilities.
You can apply for our 2020 apprentice programme using the link below or download our prospectus.
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 500 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.
KMF currently offer level 2 and level 3 diplomas in Engineering Technology and Fabrication and Welding Engineering as well as an Engineering Technician apprenticeship at KMF Precision Engineering.
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.
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:
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.
Complete our online application form to apply for our 2020 Engineering Apprenticeships.
KMF Group named the UK's 'Large Employer of the Year' by the National Apprenticeship Service.!
Read case studies from current & ex-apprentices and learn about their apprenticeship journey.