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Working at Emergency One

Emergency One (UK) Ltd. are the UKs largest manufacturer of fire and rescue appliances and currently employ over 250 people at our facility based in Cumnock, Ayrshire.  As leaders of innovation within the industry, the company recently launched the world’s first fully electric fire engine, the E1 EV0. With the company now being recognised by a global audience and international sales increasing, it’s time to expand the work force.

At Emergency One we take employee wellbeing seriously and provide our employees with an Employee Assistance Programme which offers 24/7 confidential support to guide you and your family in times of need.

As well as caring for wellbeing, we also place great importance on the development and progression of our employees and their roles, supported by onsite and off-site training opportunities. We encourage and support employees continued learning and development at Emergency One.

Employee recognition and appraisal is a way in which we show our appreciation for our employees and the work that they put in at Emergency One. We operate an employee performance appraisal system and offer industry leading wage packages as well as annual increments. Opportunities for progression are always available.

Employee Benefits

Our unparalleled commitment to shield everything that matters to our clients and our company values..

Flexible working pattern with the option of a 4 day work week

Flexible holidays

On site subsidised canteen

On site free parking

Professional Workwear and Uniform

Annual Health Checks


Cycle to work scheme

Employee Feedback

"I’ve worked at E1 for 4 years now as a fitter and have never been happier. All my previous jobs have never had as good work/ life balance with 4 day working weeks. It’s also clean work which makes a difference and you’re not going home every night covered in oil. Would highly recommended to any mechanics as it’s night and day compared to working in a car / lorry garage."

Mechanical Fitter (Current Employee) 17th February 2024. Indeed job review. 


We also offer a highly accredited apprenticeship program which has been the backbone of our business in bringing in the new generations of our team. We bring in new members on an annual basis. For more information on our apprenticeship programme contact 

We provide extensive training and opportunities for young people looking to begin their career.  Through interactive learning and training from accredited sources this allows our apprentices to develop and hone their skills to become essential members of our team. Some of the members of our Board of Directors started as apprentices within our company!

Available Positions

Graduate Apprenticeship

From your first day as a Graduate Apprentice, you will be an active engineering team member working as part of our Engineering Project team. You’ll be involved in developing, delivering, and supporting features from start to finish within the full range of our products and engineering services. You will be well supported from each and every employee within the company as you grow into your new career. Our apprenticeships offer a great opportunity for candidates looking to build a successful and rewarding career in engineering.

Through a structured training plan we will enable you to achieve both career progression and your goal of achieving a professionally recognised engineer status in the future. You will undertake a Graduate Apprenticeship BEng Engineering Design and Manufacture work-based degree with our University Partner, Glasgow Caledonian University commencing in September 2024 for 4 years.

You should have a passion for a future career in engineering and see this as a wonderful opportunity to work and study through the next 4 years and beyond. We are looking for a good communicator and team player. Someone with excellent listening skills with energy, drive and initiative.

Standard entry for new employees applying directly from school: SQA Higher: BBCC including Maths, plus Nat 5 English at C. We accept selected Foundation Apprenticeships, in combination with SQA Highers, for entry to our degree programmes. Your Foundation Apprenticeship will take the place of one SQA Higher qualification for our standard entry requirements and will be treated as equivalent to a B grade at Higher. Non-Standard entry applicants with prior work experience and professional qualifications there is a possibility to be considered through the university’s flexible entry system through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This process allows prospective graduate apprentices to claim credit(s) against previously assessed and certificated learning, including informal learning, to be considered and recognised for academic purposes and credit within their programme.

Apply now by sending in your CV to our HR Manager :

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