Investing for the future
Gilkes is looking for bright enthusiastic talent to join a team of highly skilled and motivated business professionals.
Gilkes offer professional opportunities through apprenticeships and university sponsorships. Gilkes engineering apprenticeship is a four year course. Apprentices are mentored in machining and assembly on the shop floor before being transferred into the engineering offices.
Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Ltd (Gilkes) has been in existence for 160 years. We operate out of our Head Office in Kendal, Cumbria where we design and engineer cooling pumps for high horsepower diesel engines and design, install and commission hydroelectric generation systems. We have a long and proud history of both engineering and manufacturing. We have always been passionate about innovation and engineering and believe in the inherent competence and integrity of British Engineering.
It is against this background that Gilkes seeks to recruit engineers to work in both our Pump and Hydro departments. If you fall into any of the categories below and are interested in joining Gilkes for a varied and exciting career in engineering, please get in touch.
(a) Experienced mechanical or electrical engineers who are either BTech, HND/HNC or Degree qualified who are looking to further their career in engineering. Gilkes offer the opportunity of a variety of responsibilities, interesting projects, further training and international travel.
(b) Engineering (electrical, mechanical or electronic) undergraduates in their final year at university. Gilkes will welcome approaches from undergraduates who are interested in pursuing a career in engineering. Gilkes offers interesting projects, the potential (and encouragement) for further training and development and will push the individual to attain Chartered status. Gilkes offers a competitive salary, a generous pension scheme and a joining bonus that is designed to make a significant contribution to the final year's costs at university.
(c) Those at school or college undertaking either â€˜A' levels, BTech or HND/HNC qualification in engineering, mathematics or science subjects. Gilkes is looking to recruit 17 or 18 year olds nearing the end of their secondary education and interested in a career in engineering.
Gilkes will provide the appropriate training and support to enable the individuals to develop as engineers with the ultimate objective of achieving Chartered status.
Each person joining the scheme will be given a mentor within Gilkes who will provide help and support throughout their training. To contact Gilkes please email Sheila Jones (email@example.com) with a brief CV and an indication of what your aspirations are in joining Gilkes.