Careers & Apprenticeships
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.
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):
Freeman Automotive (UK) Ltd.
EBC Brakes World Headquarters
Upton Valley Way East
Production Operative – Sprayer
*Temporary 3 month contract*
We are looking for an experienced Production Operative with spraying experience to produce components or products to high standards of quality and efficiency, whilst working as part of a team. Main responsibility is to spray an anti-corrosive finish onto automotive brake discs.
Working hours: Monday-Thursday 07:15-16:30 (30 minute unpaid lunch break daily) and Friday 07:30-13:00. Total 40.5 hours per week.
Date Added: June 2021
Credit Controller (Part time)
We are looking for an experienced Credit Controller to join our Accounts team on a part time basis.
Working hours: Part time 20 hours per week (4 hours per day), preferably Monday to Thursday 09:00-13:00 or 10:00-14:00 and Friday 09:00-13:00.
Date Added: June 2021
**IMMEDIATE START DATE AVAILABLE**
We are looking for a Warehouse Operative for a picking and packing role in our Automotive Warehouse, with emphasis on an efficient and accurate service in the dispatch of automotive parts.
Working hours: 08:00-17:30 (30 min lunch) and Friday 08:30-13:00. Total 40.5 hours per week.
Date Added: June 2021
**PART TIME – 18 hours per week**
An exciting opportunity has become available for an Automotive Brake Technician, who will work in the Centre of Excellence car garage based at EBC Brakes in Northampton. They will be responsible for the installation of Road and Racing brake system components. In addition, they will be involved in the development of EBC Brakes Racing’s Big Brake Kits and assist the Engineering team when required.
Hours of work: 18 hours per week. Working times can be flexible within the normal working hours of Monday-Thursday 08:00-18:00 and Friday 08:00-14:00. This will be discussed at interview.
Date Added: April 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.
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.
Date Added: March 2021
Warehouse Operative (with valid Reach FLT license)
Position filled: June 2021
No vacancies at present
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:
For anyone who wishes to join our Accounting Apprenticeship programme, all of the information you need is here:
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:
EBC BRAKES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INFORMATION COLLECTION, USE, DISCLOSURE OR OTHER PRIVACY PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD PARTY, THIRD PARTY SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM, ANY THIRD PARTY MAKING AVAILABLE THE DEVICES OR OPERATING SYSTEMS FOR WHICH THE SITE IS AVAILABLE, AND ANY THIRD PARTY OPERATING ANY WEBSITE TO WHICH THE SITE CONTAINS A LINK. YOU MAY HAVE RIGHTS DIRECTLY ENFORCEABLE AGAINST THESE THIRD PARTIES, SO YOU SHOULD CONSIDER THEIR PRIVACY POLICIES TO LEARN MORE.
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.
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: email@example.com, 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.
Our recruitment processes are not based solely on automated decision-making.