Ricardo offers apprenticeships in a number of disciplines, including:

  • Business Administration
  • Finance
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering NVH
  • Engineering Mechanical Development
  • Manufacturing
  • Reprographics
  • Technician – Test
  • Technician – Electrician
  • Site Services
  • Carpentry
  • Health and Safety.


Apprenticeships at Ricardo

The Ricardo Apprenticeship Scheme consists of an integrated pattern of formal vocational training, work based skills development and appropriate NVQ.
Successful applicants are invited to an Assessment Centre involving interviews and group exercises together with a site tour to help familiarise applicants with what we do.

Key features of the Ricardo Scheme include:

  • Allocation of a departmental coach/manager who provides support and guidance during their initial career development period with the Company. They will formally set and review objectives, goals and milestones and feedback on a regular basis
  • A schedule of work place rotations enabling apprentices to build a wider perspective of business activity and application
  • On the job training and development
  • Formal college based learning

In addition the programme requires apprentices to achieve the relevant vocational qualifications. As part of this process our apprentices receive support from a local training provider, who mentors and monitors progress.

Typical courses attended at college are:

Years 1 & 2 – City and Guilds Level
Years 1 & 2 – BTEC NC Engineering, Mechanical/Electrical
Years 3 & 4 – BTEC HNC Mechanical Engineering
Following the achievement of the apprenticeship, many progress their learning by gaining an HND or other relevant qualification.

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