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Trainee Workshop Engineer / Craftsperson

(Scale Motorsport, Amusements) 

Permanent - Full Time Positions


Trainee Roles at £18,200 pa + Overtime

Through to more advanced roles up to £25400 pa + Overtime


Thornborough, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire MK18

The business operates throughout the UK and Overseas.

Driving Licence Required:

Full driving licence & own transport required.

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



Design, build, maintain and operate world leading “cool stuff” as part of a great team developing new skills every day. 


We are expanding our multi-skilled 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:

(We regret that we are not able to respond to applicants whose application fails to clearly identify the following attributes)


  • Professionally presented

  • Reliable & Punctual (see below)

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Practical and HANDS-ON in nature

  • Experience of commonly used hand and power-tools.

  • Flexibility and Enthusiastic to constantly innovate and adopt new skills, techniques and materials.

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


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 can be given, include but are not limited to:


Mechanics (vehicle / machinery / agricultural), Carpentry, Metalwork, Welding, Design Engineering, CNC Machining, HGV Bodybuilding, Vehicle Bodywork, 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, IT & Coding skills, CCTV Installation, Audio design etc.


Skills or experience in any of these areas should be highlighted in any application.

The Company - The Racing Bug 

The Racing Bug Group undertakes a broad range of activities within the leisure, events and agricultural industries with a blue-chip client base and several trend leading venues.  The company is respected worldwide for innovation, engineering excellence and unrivalled smile delivery. 


Products and services include scale motor racing systems, racing amusement machines, design and manufacturing services, and an ever-growing range of unique products.  All output involves advanced development in mechanical, electrical, vehicle and computer engineering. 


The Racing Bug is in the business of putting smiles on faces and always over delivers in every respect. 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 & leisure system 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 with regular opportunities for extended working hours including weekends, and extended work at venues & overseas.


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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