Careers & Apprenticeships

EBC Recruitment – Vacancies in Northampton UK Area

Established in 1983, EBC Brakes is a privately owned company and a world leader in the manufacture of sport, high performance and race brake components for automotive, motorcycle and even mountain bikes with a large range of trademarked products. EBC Brakes is proud to be able to say that 100% of its brake pad range is produced in its own factories in the UK and USA with 100% of its motorcycle brake discs/rotors being produced in its UK facility. A huge proportion of its automotive brake discs are also produced in the UK and USA. We currently have the following exciting and interesting positions available.
Please apply for the vacancies below using the relevant application form
for your location remembering to attach CVs (UK) or Resumés (USA):
Or you can post CVs and applications (for UK positions only):

HR Department,
Freeman Automotive (UK) Ltd.
EBC Brakes World Headquarters,
Upton Valley Way East,
Pineham, Northampton. NN4 9EF

Careers Northampton
Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) Manager 

An experienced Safety, Health & Environment Manager is required to work at EBC Brakes’ Northampton HQ.

The primary responsibilities include ensuring procedures are compliant with all statutory environmental requirements, providing accurate and timely H&S data to the management team, and undertaking site audits and inspections.

Successful candidates must possess NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent and be a member of IOSH with experience in providing proactive and professional first line health, safety and welfare support and advice to a diverse workforce;

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Date Added: December 2018

Senior Production Engineer/CADCAM Programmer

EBC Brakes are looking for a Senior Production Engineer/CADCAM Programmer to support the business through the handling, delivery and supply of products, design jigs, fixtures and tooling equipment required for production.

The position will involve producing and amending programs for all CNC machines using CAM systems, as well as implementing and maintaining the drawings register/system.

The successful candidate will possess significant previous experience of programming using CAM systems and setting CNC’s, along with a good understanding of engineering and machining principles.

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Date Added: December 2018

Press Tool Design Engineer

EBC Brakes require a Press Tool Design Engineer to work at our World Headquarters in Northampton, UK.

The position will involve using AutoCAD to draw new products and design various power press tools such as pierce and blank tools, form tools, jigs and fixtures.

The successful candidate will have five years of experience in a similar or comparable role; preferably with a formal apprenticeship or certificates and knowledge of CAD packages, AutoCAD, VISI Vero and Solidworks.

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Date Added: November 2018

Maintenance Supervisor

EBC Brakes require a Maintenance Supervisor to work at our World Headquarters in Northampton, UK. Reporting to the Group CEO, the main duties will include ensuring all maintenance activities are carried out safely and securely, planning preventative maintenance schedules, advising of any safety issues that need action, and carrying out routine maintenance work.

The successful candidate will have experience as a multi-skilled engineer and possess the ability to work on their own initiative.

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Date Added: November 2018

Sales & Marketing Assistant

Position Filled: December 2018

Brake Technician

An experienced Brake Technician is required for a position at EBC Brakes’ state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence at our World Headquarters in Northampton.

The primary responsibilities of the role will include the installation of brake pads, brake discs, brake lines and oversize brake caliper kits onto customer cars, as well as identifying faults with the braking system on customer cars and then rectifying these faults.

The successful candidate will have experience as a mechanic, brake technician or quick-fit centre technician working on cars or similar, with an NVQ or equivalent in Engineering preferred but not essential.

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Date Added: November 2018

Mechanical Engineer

EBC Brakes is looking for a Mechanical Engineer with an interest in cars and motorcycles to work in our state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence.

Primary responsibilities will include playing a leading role in the development of Big Brake Kit upgrades, following the “Design Procedure” for the BBK’s document guidelines, and ensuring that Health & Safety regulations are adhered to.

The successful candidate will preferably have an NVQ or equivalent in Engineering, but not essential.

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Date Added: November 2018

Race Production Team Administrator

Position Filled: November 2018

CNC Mill and Lathe Operator

A CNC Mill and Lathe Operator is required to work at the EBC Brakes Centre of Excellence, located at the World Headquarters in Northampton, UK.

Along with operating CNC mills and lathes, the primary responsibilities will include assisting with maintaining raw material stock, ensuring machines are kept in good working order, and ensuring that health and safety guidelines are followed.

The successful candidate will be able to read and understand 2D drawings, confidently use a computer including Sage 200, AutoCAD, and MS Office programs, preferably possess a fork lift licence, and have working and operating knowledge of section machinery and processes.

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Date Added: October 2018

Tool Room Engineer

We are currently looking for a Tool Room Engineer who will be responsible for service and repair tooling, supporting new project tooling from commissioning to production stages and improving and developing current and new project tooling.

Successful candidates will be able to work to engineering drawings, posses excellent knowledge of machining to exact tolerances, and attend to press breakdowns and identify causes to ensure minimal downtime.

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Date Added: October 2018

Quality Manager

We are currently looking for a Quality Manager who will be responsible for the Quality function, leading the development and implementation of appropriate Quality related procedures and processes to ensure effective compliance.

The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge of ISO9001:2015 as well as knowledge of the automotive and motorcycle parts and the industry.

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Date Added: September 2018

Rail Sales Engineer

We are currently looking for a Rail Sales Engineer to the railway and commercial vehicle industry. This will be a technical based role and customer facing.

The ideal candidate must come from a rail and commercial background with the ability to lead, possess the ability to cultivate excellent working relationships with other departments, companies within the Group and suppliers/contractors.

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Date Added: September 2018

Tool Maker / Precision Engineer

An experienced Tool Maker/Precision Engineer is required in our Press Works Department to provide an efficient maintenance, repair and new tooling service. Experience of working with wire eroders, jigs and fixtures, bench fittings, turning, milling, drilling and welding is required.

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Date Added: Permanently active – details kept on file.

Careers Bristol
No vacancies at present
Careers USA
No vacancies at present

EBC Recruitment – Vacancies in Northampton UK Area

We are pleased to announce that we have completed the intake for apprentices for 2017 and are no longer accepting applications. We will review the apprenticeship scheme for 2019 in Spring of next year.

EBC Brakes are offering a unique opportunity to young people in the Northamptonshire area to enter the engineering industry or the finance sector via a new apprenticeship programme.

Our apprentices will have the opportunity to contribute to the future growth of a successful British company and learn a range of new skills.

We are looking to secure our future in the braking industry by ensuring our apprentices of today have the skills required to support the company in its long term growth plans.

EBC Brakes has continued to expand over the last 12 months and will require the resources to continue this growth and success into the future.

If you are interested in a career in engineering, all the information about our Intermediate and Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship programmes are here:

EBC Brakes Engineering Apprenticeship

For anyone who wishes to join our Accounting Apprenticeship programme, all of the information you need is here:

EBC Brakes Accounting Apprenticeships

As part of any recruitment process, EBC Brakes collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. EBC Brakes is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations.

What information does EBC Brakes collect?

EBC Brakes collects a range of information about you. This includes:

  • your name, address and contact details, including email address and telephone number;
  • details of your qualifications, skills, experience and employment history;
  • information about your current level of remuneration, including benefit entitlements;
  • whether or not you have a disability for which the organisation needs to make reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process;
  • information about your entitlement to work in the UK

EBC Brakes collects this information in a variety of ways. For example, data might be contained in our online recruitment form, CVs sent via post or email, obtained from your passport or other identity documents, or collected through interviews.

EBC Brakes will also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as references supplied by former employers. The organisation will seek information from third parties only once a job offer to you has been made and will inform you that it is doing so.

Data will be stored in a range of different places, including on your application record and on other IT systems (including email).

If you apply for a job vacancy via an external third-party website (for example Indeed), please note the following:


Why does EBC Brakes process personal data?

EBC Brakes needs to process data to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you. It also needs to process your data to enter into a contract with you.

In some cases, EBC Brakes needs to process data to ensure that it is complying with its legal obligations. For example, it is required to check a successful applicant’s eligibility to work in the UK before employment starts.

EBC Brakes has a legitimate interest in processing personal data during the recruitment process, and for keeping records of the process. Processing data from job applicants allows EBC Brakes to manage the recruitment process, assess and confirm a candidate’s suitability for employment and decide to whom to offer a job. EBC Brakes may also need to process data from job applicants to respond to and defend against legal claims.

EBC Brakes processes health information if it needs to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process for candidates who have a disability. This is to carry out its obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment.

Where EBC Brakes processes other special categories of data, such as information about ethnic origin, sexual orientation, health or religion or belief, this is for equal opportunities monitoring purposes as permitted by the Data Protection Act 2018.

If your application is unsuccessful, EBC Brakes will keep your personal data on file in case there are future employment opportunities for which you may be suited. EBC Brakes will ask for your consent before it keeps your data for this purpose and you are free to withdraw your consent at any time.

Who has access to your data?

Your information will be shared internally for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. This includes members of the Personnel Department, interviewers involved in the recruitment process, managers in the business area with a vacancy and IT staff if access to the data is necessary for the performance of their roles.

EBC Brakes will not share your data with third parties, unless your application for employment is successful and it makes you an offer of employment. The organisation will then share your data with former employers to obtain references for you.

The organisation will not transfer your data outside the European Economic Area.

How does EBC Brakes protect data?

EBC Brakes takes the security of your data seriously. It has internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.

For how long does the organisation keep data?

If your application for employment is unsuccessful, EBC Brakes will hold your data on file for up to three months after the end of the relevant recruitment process. If you agree to allow the organisation to keep your personal data on file, EBC Brakes will hold your data on file for a further three months for consideration for future employment opportunities. At the end of that period or once you withdraw your consent; your data is deleted or destroyed.

If your application for employment is successful, personal data gathered during the recruitment process will be transferred to your personnel file and retained during your employment.

Your rights

As a data subject, you have a number of rights. You can:

  • access and obtain a copy of your data on request;
  • require EBC Brakes to change incorrect or incomplete data;
  • require EBC Brakes to delete or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing;
  • object to the processing of your data where EBC Brakes is relying on its legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing; and
  • ask EBC Brakes to stop processing data for a period if data is inaccurate or there is a dispute about whether or not your interests override EBC Brakes’ legitimate grounds for processing data.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact the data protection officer via email to:, or in writing to EBC Brakes, Upton Valley Way East, Pineham, Northampton, NN4 9EF. You can make a subject access request by completing a subject access request form.

If you believe that EBC Brakes has not complied with your data protection rights, you can complain to the Information Commissioner.

What if you do not provide personal data?

You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide data to EBC Brakes during the recruitment process. However, if you do not provide the information, EBC Brakes may not be able to process your application properly or at all. If your application is successful, it will be a condition of any job offer that you provide evidence of your right to work in the UK and satisfactory references.

You are under no obligation to provide information for equal opportunities monitoring purposes and there are no consequences for your application if you choose not to provide such information.

Automated decision-making

Our recruitment processes are not based solely on automated decision-making.