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As a British Engines Group employee, you’ll have access to our range of benefits. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your car or fancy buying extra holiday, we’ve got you!View all benefits
Giving back to our communities
We believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to our communities by supporting local community groups, encouraging STEM education for young people and supporting future engineering talent.
The British Engines Community Fund provides funding to local charities, youth and community groups that need support to keep up their good work.
Each year, our employees have the chance to nominate a cause to receive funding, allowing us to support initiatives that are close to their hearts.
Last year, we donated over £11,000 to support a wide range of projects. From providing equipment to children at local sports clubs, to helping students deliver disability awareness training to local employers.Find out more
Since 2022, we have sponsored a teacher who provides technical education at schools in disadvantaged areas of the North East. We hope the scheme introduces more children to engineering subjects, opening up and improving their future career prospects.
Since 2008, group company, Michell Bearings India has sponsored two local schools in India, supporting the development of the local community in Bangalore. The sponsorship has helped the schools to carry out repairs, build extra classrooms and create new facilities, including a computer room and outdoor play equipment. We also provide funding for an English and IT teacher!Find out more
In partnership with the Greggs Foundation, we sponsor breakfast clubs at two local schools to help the children get a nutritious start to their day. The funding helps each school run a free, daily breakfast club by providing fresh bread and a grant to help with running costs.
To celebrate our 100 year anniversary, we asked children at our breakfast clubs to design posters showing what the world might look like in 100 years’ time. A winner from each school was chosen, each receiving a Kindle for kids and Greggs vouchers!Find out more
Each Christmas, we come together to donate food, toys and money to local food banks as part of Christmas Jumper Day.
For the last three years, these donations have been boosted by an annual donation of £10,000 from the British Engines Group, to help support disadvantaged people in the local area.Find out more
We believe it’s important to support those who protect our nation. That’s why we are proud to sponsor the Armed Forces Covenant, which helps members of the armed forces community to access discounted services as well as support with education, wellbeing, home ownership, starting a new career, healthcare and financial assistance.
We play an active role in the Reserve Forces and Cadets by supporting military reservists who work for us. We are also a Bronze Award holder on the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which recognises support from UK employers for defence personnel.
We work with local education providers to encourage students to consider a career in engineering. As part of this, we organise school visits where our employees help students to gain an understanding of the opportunities available to them in engineering.
In 2021, we donated £100,000 to the TDR Trust to boost STEM training in the North East. The donation was used to improve TDR’s training facilities, including the development of a STEM conference centre, and to support the trust’s school programmes which are designed to engage young people in STEM activities.Find out more
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
We want our people to feel free to be themselves without fear of discrimination or prejudice. We are committed to providing a safe, inclusive and respectful working environment that recognises our people as individuals. We believe that building a diverse and inclusive workforce that celebrates our differences is key to solving the complex challenges facing our changing world.
BRITISH ENGINES ANNUAL AWARDS 2023
We love to recognise the achievements of our people. Taking place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, our Annual Awards Night is a glittering evening where we come together to celebrate our people, highlight exceptional innovators, recognise outstanding apprentices and say a big thank you to our longest serving employees.Find out more
Simon has worked at the British Engines Group for over 16 years. Originally from Slough, Simon moved to the North East in the early 2000s where he joined Rotary Power as a CNC Machinist.Read the full story
I really enjoy the variety and the fact that there’s always a new challenge. I also like seeing a tangible product at the end of the manufacturing process. It makes me feel a real sense of achievement!
Steve started as an apprentice at Michell Bearings and went on to hold various roles in design, research and development, as well as studying for a first class honours degree and an MBA.
There is no substitute for physically handling the tools and materials to accelerate your understanding. The skills you learn during an apprenticeship last a lifetime and transfer from the workplace into hobbies and everyday projects. I firmly believe that the combination of education and practical experience gives you a head start against your competition!
Karen Lyons, a Production Supervisor at Stephenson Gobin, makes it easy to see why those that she manages trust her and find her so easy to talk to.Read the full story
I’ve worked hard to improve the shop floor culture, and I’ve tried to build a community. People want to come to work because they enjoy it and not because they have to.
Nicholas Scorer, a Mechanical Engineering Apprentice at British Engines Group company, CMP Products, was awarded TDR Training‘s Apprentice of the Year Award in 2022.Read the full story
My favourite thing about working at CMP is being able to just crack on with my job knowing that, whenever I am unsure about something, there is always someone there to give me advice.
From a Business Apprentice at BEL Engineering to Marketing Assistant at CMP, Mia tell us about her time so far with the British Engines Group.Read the full story
Being able to work closely with the CEO and other colleagues who have influential roles within the business gives me a level of experience that I would have never obtained from college. I feel as though I am seen as an equal and not just given the easy jobs because I’m an apprentice.
Sam began his maintenance apprenticeship at BEL Valves in 2019 before moving to Rotary Power in 2020. He is currently in his final year working towards an HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
As an apprentice, you’ll get to learn on the job while meeting lots of new people. You’ll get to hear different points of view as well which helps you to develop as a person. I’m really glad I chose an apprenticeship because it's taught me how to be accountable and responsible both at work and in my personal life.
Olivia was studying a degree in Maths when she realised she wanted to learn in a more hands-on way. She began her manufacturing apprenticeship at CMP in 2021.
I originally chose to do a degree in Maths because I wanted to get into engineering. However, I didn’t really enjoy it because it wasn’t hands-on, so I dropped out. After doing a bit of research, I decided to apply for a job at British Engines. The highlight so far have been the transition from college to a working environment and the amazing support I have received!
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