Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply for a job at The Cartwright Group?

You can apply for a job with us through our career pages, just click on the vacancy that you wish to apply for and at the bottom of the page will be an 'apply now' button. Alternatively you can send your CV and a covering letter to

Do I need to complete all sections of the application form?

Please complete all details to the best of your ability. Any additional information you can supply alongside your application would also be beneficial. 

How can I find out what it's like to work at The Cartwright Group?

Click through our careers pages and you will be able to read about our award winning Apprentice Scheme as well as testimonials from current employees. You can also take a look through our social media accounts and keep up to date with us here on our news feed. 

What happens once I have submitted an application?

One of our in-house recruiters will review it and once they’re done, they’ll contact you via email or phone to let you know the outcome of your application. 

How do I apply for an Apprenticeship?

You can apply for an Apprenticeship in the usual way through our vacancies page. Alternatively, we attend local schools, colleges and host open days to share our award winning scheme with both students and parents. 

What does being an Apprentice involve?

This is the start of a long-term career opportunity where you will gain the experience of building our products from scratch. You will learn the whole build process, working in all the major manufacturing stages before you select an area to specialise in. You will be supported throughout your training by working alongside skilled employees. Our Production Managers and Supervisors will coordinate the programme and they all have extensive experience in engineering and manufacturing, with many commencing their working career as a Cartwright Apprentice.

Where do I train as an Apprentice?

Working through our production process you will work 2-3 months at each of the major manufacturing stages including fabrication, chassis building, chassis assembly, body building, finishing and testing. Following your rotation through the departments, you will be able to specialise within one area and develop your skills further.

As part of the apprenticeship you will go to college on day / block release where you will receive workshop training to assist you with achieving the required standards for the Level 2 apprenticeship. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a qualification with long term prospects while being paid a salary (above the current minimum wage for Apprentices!). Learning how to work in a business through day-to-day practical work combined with college workshop training.

What do The Cartwright Group look for in an Apprentice?

We look to employ people who are looking to commit to a career in engineering and manufacturing and who want to develop their practical skills to obtain a qualification and future career. If these criteria describe you, please do get in touch:

  • An interest in Engineering/Manufacturing and a desire to work "hands on"
  • Commitment to hard work and continued assessment in order to develop your skills
  • 5 GCSEs (passes)

Something we haven't answered?

If you have any other questions, please contact us on 0161 928 0966 or email our HR Team below.