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Trainee Workshop Engineer/Crafts Person

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The Racing Bug

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JOB TITLE: Trainee Workshop Engineer / Crafts Person



Trainee Roles at £18,000 pa + Overtime

through to more advanced roles at up to £23660 pa + Overtime

LOCATION: Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

We are currently based in Amersham but are currently in the process of relocating to Thornborough, Buckingham. To be considered, you would need to be comfortable travelling to both locations (Amersham possibly just for interview then very occasionally in the short term only). This role is in a rural location with limited public transport so the applicant must have own transport.

DRIVING LICENCE REQUIRED: Full Driving Licence Required

(Additional licence categories particularly C1 and /or experience of driving larger vehicles would be a distinct advantage)


We are expanding our multi-skilled workshop team with hands-on roles in the design, manufacture and delivery of our world leading range of event and amusement equipment. We require individuals who prefer being hands-on, have flexibility and a 'can do' attitude.

We work with a vast range of materials and techniques including metals, timber, plastics and composites. Innovation runs through everything we do ensuring that our equipment performs to the highest possible standards.

Applicants must be/have:

  • Professionally presented with outgoing personality and excellent communication skills

  • Practical and hands-on in nature with experience in the use of commonly used hand and power-tools.

  • Able to maintain flexibility and enthusiasm to constantly innovate and adopt new skills, techniques and materials to keep our business at the leading edge of the events industry.

  • Ability to assist in the loading and assembly of large event equipment and able to work in various environments including regular work outdoors

Also fundamental is Reliability & Punctuality – In our industry there is no room for anything other than exceptional Reliability and Punctuality – Please do not apply for any role unless you can demonstrate a proven record of unblemished attendance and timekeeping.

Practical Skills that would be desirable, but not essential as full training will be given:

Mechanics (vehicle or machinery), Vehicle Bodywork, Metalwork, Welding, Design Engineering, HGV Bodybuilding, Sign-making & Wrapping, Wiring Installation, Set building, Painting and decorating, Model Making, Plastic Moulding, Electrical Assembly, Intricate Soldering, Electrical Diagnostics (with multimeter) / Basic GRP (Fibreglass) Laminating, Creating Engineering Drawings, CAD and 3D Printing, Carpentry, IT skills etc. Applicants processing skills or experience in these or any other areas that would seem relevant should highlight and detail this information in their application.

THE COMPANY - The Racing Bug Group

The Racing Bug Group undertakes a broad range of activities within the leisure and events industries representing many of the world's leading, high profile brands. The company is respected worldwide for innovation, engineering excellence and outstanding event delivery. Our biggest growth area surrounds our scale motor racing systems; the World’s Number 1 Mobile Motorsport Experience. We design and manufacture every element of these systems involving advanced manufacturing processes in vehicle, mechanical, electrical and computer engineering.

The Racing Bug is in the business of putting smiles on faces and always over delivers in every respect. Through the quality of our equipment and delivery we offer clients the most vibrant and exciting element of any event or venue. The business operates throughout the globe.


This is a unique opportunity to join the team of one of the UK’s most successful, innovative and fastest growing event providers. We target our recruitment at finding great people. Our outstanding team love creating awesome things and everyone is on the front line of the innovative and creative process.

We offer ‘fast track’ opportunities for outstanding employees to grow and progress within the company. In return for hard work the role offers variety, independence and the chance to work with great people, serving blue chip brands and a delighted public.


The foundation of the role is a 40 hour, 5 day week Mon-Fri. However, this role includes regular extended working hours and weekends (with weekdays off in Lieu) within our busy events program


If you’re a creative, hands-on, ambitious person that would like to work in an innovative, fast moving, and exciting position where life is all about putting smiles on faces then we would be delighted to hear more from you.

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