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 bicycles 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.
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Personnel Department
Freeman Automotive (UK) Ltd.
EBC Brakes World Headquarters
Upton Valley Way East

Careers Northampton
Production Operative (Motorcycle Disc)

EBC Brakes are looking for a Production Operative at EBC Brakes HQ in Northampton to work as part of the Motorcycle Disc Production team in the Aluminium Hub Production section. You will operate various equipment and machinery (may include lathes, pillar drill, levellers, linishing machine, surface grinders, shot blaster & punch press) to produce parts in accordance with the relevant drawings and specifications.

Hours of work: Monday-Thursday 08:00-17:30 (30 minutes unpaid lunch break each day) and Friday 08:30-13:00. Total hours per week 40.5 hours.

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Date Added: July 2021

Security Operative 

Position filled: August 2021

Warehouse Operative (Picking & Packing)

EBC Brakes are looking for an individual to join the Automotive Warehouse Picking & Packing team as a Warehouse Operative. The primary responsibility is to provide an efficient and accurate service in the dispatch of automotive parts. Duties involve regular repetitive light, medium and heavy lifting, carrying of weights up to 25 kilos.

Previous experience of working in a warehouse environment is an advantage but not essential as full training will be provided.

Hours of work: Monday-Thursday 08:00-17:30 (30 min unpaid lunch) and Friday 08:30-13:00 (40.5 hours per week).

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Date Added: July 2021

Production Operative (Laser)

EBC Brakes are looking for an individual to join the Laser Department as Production Operative. Full training will be provided therefore, no previous experience is required. Will be suitable for a school leaver who is looking to learn the basics, with the opportunity for progression in future (e.g. obtain counterbalance forklift licence and progression could include up to training to operate and set a 10kw laser cutting machine).

Hours of work: Monday-Thursday 08:00-16:30 and Friday 08:00-13:00 (36 hours per week).

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Date Added: July 2021

Apprentice Warehouse Operative

An excellent opportunity for a keen, enthusiastic and committed apprentice to join our busy, experienced and friendly Motorcycle Logistics team at our EBC Brakes HQ in Northampton. Working towards a Level 2 Supply Chain Operator Apprenticeship Standard.

Hours of work: Monday-Thursday 08:00-17:30 (30 minutes unpaid lunch break each day) and Friday 08:30-13:00. Total hours per week 40.5 hours.

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Date Added: July 2021

Forum Administrator

EBC Brakes are looking for a Forum Administrator to work as part of the sales team at EBC HQ in Northampton. You will be actively involved in promoting EBC Brakes presence within Automotive, Motorcycle and Cycle Forum groups on a global basis. This position would ideally suit anyone who would consider themselves a ‘Petrol Head’.

Hours of work: Monday-Thursday 08:00-17:30 (30 minutes unpaid lunch break each day) and Friday 08:30-13:00. Total hours per week 40.5 hours (Part time hours would be considered)

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Date Added: July 2021

Production Operative (Motorcycle Disc)

Position filled: July 2021

Engineering Technician

EBC Brakes are looking for a CAD Technician to join us to create & modify 2D drawing using AutoCAD. The position will be based at our World HQ in Pineham, Northampton, NN4 9EF.

An exciting opportunity for the right candidate to come and expand their knowledge. The successful applicant must be able to use AutoCAD competently, as the role will involve creating working drawings to a high standard and using those drawings to produce programs for our machinists using our CAM software (full training provided). There will also be the opportunity for the candidate to gain “hands on” experience, working closely with our machinists to see the projects through to completion.

Hours of work will be 40.5 per week: Monday-Thursday 07:15-16:30 or 08:00-17:30 (30 min unpaid lunch) and Friday 07:30-13:00 or 08:30-13:00.

Date Added: June 2021

Purchasing Analyst

We are seeking to recruit a Purchasing Analyst to work in Northampton but working on our US system and liaising with colleagues both in the two US and UK divisions. As our (US) Purchasing Analyst your main tasks will be to plan, forecast, and procure stock, whilst ensuring the highest level of stock availability is maintained and excess stocks are at a minimum.

Working hours: Monday – Thursday 8.00-17.30 and Friday 8.30-13.00. Total 40.5 hours per week.  Slight variation on these hours will be considered.

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Date Added: June 2021

Brake Technician

Position filled: July 2021

Power Press Setter/Operator 

The Job is within a steel and aluminium press works facility serving the Motorcycle and Automotive industry in the Pineham/Swan Valley Northampton district. This involves the use of power presses for mass production blanking out of steel and alloy components and their processing to final product involving a variety of presses including form and blank pressing, second operation press works, de-burring and inspection.

As part of presswork’s production team, you will set up and operate coil feed mechanical presses, ranging from 30-200 tonnes.

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Date Added: April 2021

Experienced Tool Maker 

We are looking for an experienced Tool Maker to work in a busy Tool Room that makes and repairs tools for our in-house presses, manufacturing back plates for a variety of vehicles. Press Shop and Tool Room established in 2011 and undertakes work for three companies within our group.

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Date Added: March 2021

Careers Bristol
Production Operative

We are looking for an individual to join Production team at EFI in Bonnville Road, Brislington to work in various stages of production to manufacture brake pads to high standards of quality and efficiency.

Previous production/manufacturing experience preferred but not essential.

Hours of work: “Two shift” pattern Monday-Thursday 06:00-14:00/14:00-22:00 and Friday 06:00-13:00/13:00-20:00 (30 minute paid lunch break included). Total 39 hours per week.

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Date Added: July 2021

Maintenance Engineer

We are looking for an experienced Maintenance Engineer to work at EFI Limited, 6/7 Bonville Road, Brislington.

  • Full time position (39 hours per week).
  • Mechanical engineer.
  • Apprenticeship served.
  • Hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical experience an advantage.
  • Day role at current time.
  • Live within easy reach of Bristol.
  • The role does have a call-out rota after training.
  • Full driving licence required.

Date Added: June 2021

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.