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

Careers Northampton
Brake Caliper Lead Design Engineer (EBC Racing)

EBC are looking for a talented Brake Caliper Lead Design Engineer to join the dynamic and expanding EBC Racing team. The position holder will be responsible for developing and delivering performance brake caliper systems and associated components, proficiently using 3D CAD modelling and CAM software to develop advanced designs that are suitable for manufacture.

The successful applicant will become a key member of the team, co-ordinating and managing complex yet exciting projects from conception through to completion. Whilst previous experience designing braking components is advantageous, it is not essential. Comprehensive training plan can be provided, thus enabling any applicant with strong CAD/CAM skills to be supported such that they may be successful in the role.

The position requires an intuitive and logically minded individual who possesses a creative and proactive attitude to working. Someone who is passionate about cars and keeps up to date with cutting edge engineering techniques and is able to combine the two to develop innovative engineering solutions.


  • Provide accurate, fully detailed designs for brake calipers and other associated components;
  • Work with the Engineering Supervisor, Brake Technician and Senior Manager to develop new and existing product lines, managing projects from initial design to prototyping and finally manufacturing release;
  • Propose improvements and modifications across all product lines;
  • Stay up to date and research the latest technological advancements in materials and manufacturing processes, then take ownership of integrating these new methods into the business;
  • Produce advanced 3D CAD models (Solidworks) and 2D drawings (Solidworks/AutoCAD);
  • Use CAM (SolidCAM/HyperMill) to produce prototypes and mass-produced parts CNC machines (3 & 4-axis milling and turning);
  • Produce project plans and technical reports;
  • Provide solutions for cost savings, sustainability and quality improvements;
  • Take leadership of assigned projects and direct and lead the team;
  • Integrate best manufacturing practice into the designs;
  • Drawing release and issue/version control for component and assembly drawings;
  • Ability to think through, plan and draw components, jigs and fixtures;
  • Actively contribute in the problem solving activities throughout the manufacturing and testing phases;
  • Drive quality standards, ensure compliance of all products through stringent quality checks and correct use of SOPs;
  • Communicate product information and tasks to team members through team briefings, 1:1 discussions and email;
  • Plan and present a weekly and monthly plan to the Senior Manager, discuss effectively and agree priorities;
  • Assist in recruiting new employees to grow our skill base as the team expands;
  • Accountable for demonstrating and promoting positive behaviours and performance;
  • Oversee the Engineering Supervisor (EBC Racing) in the health & safety practices and ensure that any near misses, accidents or incidents are reported, participating in any investigations and preventative actions;
  • Any other reasonable task as assigned by the manager.


  • Degree or equivalent in Mechanical/Automotive Engineering or other suitable qualification;
  • Minimum 5 years 3D CAD/CAM design and manufacturing experience;
  • Knowledge or experience of operating CNC machinery (3 & 4 axis milling & turning).
  • Work history of overcoming challenges and barriers within a new product development environment;
  • SolidWorks and SolidCAM/Hypermill software experience preferred;
  • Previous project and people management experience;
  • Excellent organisational and decision making skills with the ability to manage and prioritise own workload in addition to coordinating a small team to meet demanding project deadlines;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong attention to detail.


Full time position, 40.5 hours per week. Monday-Thursday 08.30-17.30 and Friday 08.30-15.30 with 30 minutes for lunch each day.

Please click here for a full job description.


1. How are your experience and qualifications relevant to this role?
2. Why are you interested in this job?

Date Added: January 2020


Production Operative

As part of disc production team you will be working closely with colleagues in various stages of production to manufacture motorcycle and automotive brake disc components to high standards of quality and efficiency.


  • 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;
  • Maximise daily output in-line with targets, producing parts to set priorities to ensure high customer service levels are achieved;Count and inspect items, as per the details shown on the works order;
  • Perform physical stock movements (does involve some heavy lifting);
  • Preparing items for collection/delivery;
  • Maintaining the general tidiness of the Production area;
  • Complete paperwork showing daily production;
  • Identify process improvement opportunities;
  • Any other duties as issued by the Disc Production Manager.


  • Previous production, manufacturing or engineering experience preferred;
  • Highly motivated, must have a strong desire to deliver against targets and to a high standard;
  • Must be hard working, able to work as part of a team but also independently;
  • Flexible working attitude, overtime may be required during busy periods;
  • Must be able to form good working relationships at all levels of the organisation;
  • Ability to work independently in line with standard operating procedures and follow instructions;
  • Ability to read, write, communicate and comprehend written and verbal instructions in English;
  • Experience in manual handling.


Full time position, 40.5 hours per week. Monday-Thursday 08.30-17.30 and Friday 08.30-15.30 with 30 minutes for lunch each day.

Please click here for a full job description.

Date Added: January 2020


Mechanical Engineer with an interest in cars and motorcycles

Working in our state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence (COE),  primarily the job will involve the on-vehicle design and development of bespoke high-performance brake systems, commonly known as ‘Big Brake Kits’ (BBK’s).


  • Play a leading role in the development of Big Brake Kit upgrades and follow the “Design Procedure” for BBK’s document guidelines;
  • Ensure that Health & Safety best practices and regulations are adhered to;
  • Ensure a high standard of workmanship and professionalism is maintained to ensure customer research & development cars are treated with the utmost care and attention to detail;
  • Completing the sign off procedure document before handing back customer cars and keys;
  • Raising Purchase Orders on Sage 200 and other general admin such as; filing, emailing and using Word and Excel (training will be provided);
  • Perform other duties as assigned or as the situation dictates, including the assembly of brake calipers and the operation of CNC machinery.


Full time position, 40.5 hours per week. Monday-Thursday 08.30-17.30 and Friday 08.30-15.30 with 30 minutes for lunch each day. Position holder will need to be flexible with working hours. Please submit your CV, along with with an indication of your salary expectations for consideration. We expect to be conducting interviews in January 2020.

Please click here for a full job description.

Date Added: December 2019


Brake Technician (Automotive)

We are pleased to announce a new vacancy in the EBC Brakes Racing division for an experienced and aspirational brake technician, working in our state-of-the-art ‘Centre of Excellence’ garage based at our World Headquarters in Northampton. Primarily, the job will involve the installation of common brake system components (pads, discs and brake lines) along with the installation of complete high-performance brake systems, commonly termed ‘Big Brake Kits’. Other day-to-day activities will include the identification of brake system faults, along with the rectification of these faults, hence candidates able to demonstrate strong experience in any/all of the above primary responsibilities will be regarded highly.

Over time the applicant will learn the design process for our new line of Big Brake Kits, giving a unique opportunity for the technician to progress their career and get involved in the engineering and development of race-inspired performance brake systems, in turn advancing their own knowledge to become an expert in modern vehicle technologies and performance brake systems.


  • Installation of brake pads, brake discs, brake lines and oversize brake caliper kits onto customer cars;
  • Identifying faults with the braking system on customer cars and then rectifying these faults;
  • Making bookings and maintaining the CofE workshop booking calendar;
  • Eventually playing an assisting role in the development of Big Brake Kit upgrades, including performing on-vehicle measurements for caliper brackets and brake disc hubs and making recommendations to the EBC engineering team;
  • Trial fitment of new products (2-piece discs, big brake kits, brake lines etc.) that need fitting to a vehicle and signing off before going into production;
  • Maintaining EBC’s fleet of development vehicles including carrying out routine maintenance, prepping cars for on-track testing and stripping down vehicles post-test;
  • Ensuring the CofE garage is kept clean and tidy and all tools are put away at the end of each working day;
  • Conduct weekly tool inspections, looking for any missing or worn tools and replacing as necessary;
  • Ensure that Health & Safety best practices are followed and that any colleagues/customers entering the CofE garage are made aware of the hazards and are kept safe;
  • Ensure a high standard of workmanship and professionalism is maintained to ensure customer cars are treated with the utmost care;
  • Representing the company in a positive and professional manor whilst providing excellent customer service when customers are on site;
  • Communicate effectively with your line manager and other colleagues in the EBC Racing team, ensuring any potential complications are foreseen, discussed with the relevant personnel and then mitigating suggestions put forward to the line manager;
  • Perform other duties as assigned or as the situation dictates which may include the assembly of brake calipers and the operation of CNC machinery.


Must have City & Guilds Level 3 qualification in light vehicle maintenance (or higher, or equivalent), must have at least three years experience working on vehicles.


Full time position, 40.5 hours per week. Monday-Thursday 08.30-17.30 and Friday 08.30-15.30 with 30 minutes for lunch each day. Position holder will need to be flexible with working hours including infrequently working Saturdays if required. Please submit your CV, along with with an indication of your salary expectations for consideration. We expect to be conducting interviews in January 2020.

Please click here for a full job description.

Date Added: December 2019


Warehouse Operative

Date Filled: January 2020

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.

Please click here for a full job description.

Date Added: October 2018


Careers Bristol
Office Administrator – Part Time

European Friction Industries Ltd have a vacancy for a Part-Time Office Administrator, working at our site in Bristol.


  • Entering orders in sales and purchasing;
  • Stock control;
  • General office administration duties.


  • The successful candidate must be numerically sound and efficient with excellent attention to detail;
  • Good communication skills and previous office administration experience is essential;
  • Skilled in all Microsoft Office applications essential;
  • Knowledge of Sage accounts software preferred, although full training will be provided if required;
  • Must have the ability to use an in-house production system.


Monday-Friday, 4 hours per day (20 hours total per week). Start and finish times to be agreed with successful applicant. Some degree of flexibility needed to provide holiday cover where required.

To apply, please complete the UK recruitment form.


As soon as possible.

Date Added: January 2020

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.