Need help answering some questions about developing your career at Xtrac?

What is the selection process?

In the first instance a member of the talent and acquisition (T&A) team will reach out for an initial screening call, not a technical interview, but more of a discussion of the role and a review of relevant skills and experience pertinent to the role.

T&A and the hiring team will agree on shortlisted candidates to formally interview.

Shortlisted candidates will usually be invited to an initial Microsoft Teams call with the hiring manager.

The second stage of interviews vary for each role, but candidates will be informed whether they are shortlisted. This second stage will usually be onsite at our headquarters in Thatcham, Berkshire.

Due to the volume of applications, it is not always possible to provide individual feedback on CVs alone.

Do you offer sponsorship?

Yes, we do offer sponsorship and we have a licence to sponsor candidates who meet the criteria for our roles.

Who can I contact if I have further questions?

Our Talent Acquisition Partner will be happy to help with your queries –

Do you support hybrid/flexible working?

We embrace the concept of flexible working, and we support hybrid working between home and office for appropriate roles. We also operate a core hours policy to enable flexible working hours where possible.

Do you offer training and development?

At Xtrac we encourage learning and development as they are critical components of our success and play a huge part of our employee growth and skill enhancement. Through targeted training programs, employees are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform their roles effectively and efficiently.

What is the culture like at Xtrac?

The culture at Xtrac is defined by a spirit of innovation, collaboration, and excellence. At its core, our culture is driven by our shared commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in our industry and beyond. We foster an environment where creativity is celebrated, and individuals are empowered to challenge the status quo and explore new ideas.

Collaboration is fundamental to our culture at Xtrac. We believe that working together across teams and departments is key to unlocking our collective potential and driving innovation. We promote open communication, mutual respect, and a willingness to listen to diverse perspectives, fostering a collaborative atmosphere where ideas can flourish.

Are you active on social media?

Yes, we are active on social media, and we would love you to join us!

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What benefits do you offer?

You can find details of our benefit and reward package here.

What are Xtrac’s values and vision?

Our vision is to design and manufacture the best-in-class motorsport and high-performance automotive transmissions. For more information on our values and visions, click here.

Are there opportunities for engineers to get involved in community / outreach initiatives?

Yes, we encourage our engineers to participate in community engagement projects, STEM programmes and industry associations to give back to our community and to provide an insight to our next wave of engineers.

Can you provide examples of the projects/technologies your engineers work on at Xtrac?

Xtrac offers engineers the opportunity to be at the forefront of transmission technology, collaborating on exciting projects that demand precision, innovation, and a passion for motorsport and automotive engineering. With the growing demand for hybrid and electric vehicles, Xtrac engineers are involved in the development of transmission systems tailored to the unique requirements of these powertrains. This includes developing compact and lightweight gearboxes, integrating electric motors, and optimising power delivery for maximum efficiency.

We continue to develop multispeed transmissions for internal combustion engine vehicles, exploring the use of innovative materials and manufacturing processes to enhance the performance, as well as integration of control systems and software for managing gearbox functions, such as gear change and clutch operation.

To deliver class leading products each engineer has access to sophisticated design and simulation tools and an extensive range of test rigs to develop and verify the performance of our transmission systems.

What opportunities are there for career growth and advancement at Xtrac?

We favour organic growth and hence if you are ready for your next step/ challenge we will favour internal promotion. We are advocates for professional development of our staff.

What qualifications / experience do you look out for in engineering candidates?

For some key roles it will be experience in the design, testing, or production of transmission systems.
For our production arena we will favour individuals who have experience in CNC Machining, ideally within STUDER or Kapp.

We Offer A Comprehensive Benefit Package

A Rewarding Career

Our people are our passion, and we depend on their knowledge, experience, and profound commitment. We offer a wide range of benefits that go well beyond the monthly pay package.

Why Work With Us?

We Put Our People First

We foster a collaborative environment where creativity and initiative are valued, empowering you to make meaningful contributions to our future; a future that our customers support us to achieve. We prioritise growth and development, offering opportunities for skill enhancement and career advancement. We embrace diversity and inclusivity, recognising the strength that comes from different perspectives and backgrounds. By joining us, you become part of a community committed to making a positive impact and driving success.