Applications open for Carfulan Group and JCB Academy apprenticeship scheme

The Carfulan Group is pleased to announce that applications are now open for its highly-successful apprenticeship scheme run in partnership with JCB Academy.


The scheme offers young people the chance to earn while they learn, taking their first steps into the world of engineering and gaining invaluable real-world experience.


Carfulan Group Managing Director, Chris Fulton, said: “For over 30 years, the Carfulan Group’s most import asset has been its people and that continues to be the case to this day.


“The apprenticeship scheme gives young people an excellent opportunity to step into the world of engineering, learn from experienced professionals and start their career at the Carfulan Group.


“We would like to thank the JCB Academy for its continued support of this scheme, with many apprentices developing into full-time employees at the Carfulan Group and excellent engineers thanks to the successful partnership.”



The Carfulan Group specialises in providing the most advanced manufacturing technology solutions on the market.


Across four divisions – OGP UK, SYS Systems, ZOLLER UK and VICIVISION UK – its work covers supplying and servicing multi-sensor measuring equipment, 3D printing, tool presetting and inspection, as well as turned part measurement solutions.


Based in Foston near Derby, the Carfulan Group’s most important asset is its people with 80 per cent of the loyal and skilled workforce hailing from the Derbyshire area, offering unrivalled engineering expertise to help businesses improve production performance.


The Group is now looking for the next intake of engineering apprentices passionate about pursuing a career in engineering with a dynamic and forward-thinking company.


Applicants must be fast learners, up for a challenge and willing to bring a fresh enthusiasm to the table.


The role:


  • Three-year specialised programme designed to develop formal engineering knowledge and skills
  • Two of those years include spending time at the JCB Academy to acquire a general engineering certification, with an additional bolt-on year following the initial training to earn an NVQ qualification
  • Work will be carried out alongside vastly experienced professionals to provide knowledge on a wide range of subjects including health and safety, advanced mathematics, computer-aided design (CAD) software techniques and machine installation and calibration
  • Both practical and theoretical methods will be utilised to ensure apprentices develop the wide range of skills they will need to succeed in the engineering profession
  • Apprentices will be required to support customers in real-world scenarios, establishing new relationships and maintaining existing ones


Ideal candidates:


  • Driven and self-motivated
  • Smart and professional
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Positive and flexible outlook
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good time management skills
  • Willing to travel to customer premises with members of staff when necessary
  • Good GCSE and/or A-level grades, particularly in science, technology, English and mathematics
  • Keen to follow a future career in engineering


What we will offer you:


  • A guaranteed junior role in sales, service or applications with the Carfulan Group upon the successful completion of an apprenticeship
  • Competitive salary
  • Access to personal development training
  • Use of a company vehicle when necessary
  • Use of a company laptop and mobile phone when required
  • Pension scheme with company contribution upon completing an apprenticeship and entering employment


If you are interested in finding out more and applying for the apprenticeship scheme, click here.