Applications are now open! The closing date is Friday 1st March 2020 at noon.

Are you an Engineer of the Future?

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Reliance is a world-leading company, based in Huddersfield, manufacturing engineering solutions for customers in a diverse range of industries. For sixty years, we have offered an apprenticeship scheme to support young engineers starting their careers.

We are looking for strong academic achievers who enjoy practical engineering work, are computer literate, and want to further their education whilst gaining practical skills. You should have, or expect to gain, at least five GCSE passes at grade C or above (or equivalent e.g. above level 5) including maths and science.

You need a positive approach to training and a genuine enthusiasm towards developing a career in engineering, as well as being determined to work hard in order to improve your skills throughout the apprenticeship. Places are strictly limited.

A Four Year Full-Time Engineering Apprenticeship

Learn skills for the future

During your apprenticeship with Reliance Precision, you will:

  • Work alongside fellow apprentices in an accredited training facility at our Huddersfield site.
  • Receive training in a range of manufacturing and engineering disciplines
  • Learn to fully operate manual machinery
  • Learn to program machines using CNC (Computer Numerical Control)
  • Gain recognised Further Education qualifications
  • Have the opportunity to apply for Higher Education sponsorship

Although apprentices at Reliance are training in mechanical engineering, the opportunity to build a career in other departments is also available. We are proud to have employees who joined the company through our apprenticeship scheme working in mechanical engineering, design engineering, manufacturing operations, sales, and supervising our apprentices.

You can read our Reliance Precision Engineering Apprenticeship overview leaflet here.

Upcoming events in the Huddersfield and wider Kirklees area:

C&K Careers Get Inspired Event John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield (16 October 2019) 4.30pm – 7.30pm

MMN the Joy of Engineering Event 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (21 October 2019)

King James High School Careers Convention (06 November 2019)

Shelley College Careers Fair (06 November 2019)

Whitcliffe Mount School Careers Fair (14 November 2019)

Newsome High School Careers Convention (20 November 2019)

Colne Valley High School Apprenticeship Evening (16 January 2020)

Scissett Middle School Careers Fair (05 May 2020)

More coming soon…

Applications are now open! The closing date is Friday 1st March 2020 at noon.

If you would like to discover what a career in engineering at Reliance Precision can offer you, please contact our Training Officer, Mr Robert Farrell. You can do this via the contact form, email ( or telephone (01484 601000).

Download an application form here.

For other vacancies visit our Careers page.

You can find out more about the Reliance Precision Apprenticeship Scheme and what our apprentices are doing by following our Apprentice Twitter Feed.

Follow @RP_Apprentices.

To read case studies about our current apprentices you can download our Reliance Precision Limited Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme brochure.