ACE Winches is a global leader in the design, manufacture and hire of hydraulic winches and marine deck machinery for the offshore oil and gas, marine and renewable energy, construction and cable lay markets. The company’s unique project solution offering, underpinned by the four ACE divisions, namely, Manufacturing, Hire Equipment, Hire Personnel and Winch Academy, enables ACE Winches to tailor products and services to clients’ precise requirements.

The Norwegian division, ACE Winches Norge AS, began operating in 2010, offering hire fleet services, specialist wire rope spooling services and bollard pull testing up to 700te. The Norwegian base has brought bespoke winching solutions and high quality products into the market in Scandinavia, reflecting the company’s drive to extend its reach worldwide.

Contact ACE Winches

Global Headquarters
Towie Barclay Works
AB53 8EN
T: +44 (0) 1888 511600
F: +44 (0) 1888 511601

Engineering Apprenticeship

Engineering Apprentices at ACE Winches will have the opportunity of working in the following careers:

  • Mechanical Fitter
  • Hydraulic Technician
  • Engineering Machinist
  • Welder/Fabricator
  • Spray Painter
  • Electrical

Applicants wishing to pursue the Engineering Apprenticeship scheme should have, or expect to attain good Standard Grades in subjects which include English, Maths and a Science subject.

At the end of the four-year apprenticeship you will have achieved and gained a Modern Apprenticeship Certificate consisting of:

  • SVQ level
  • 2 SVQ level 3
  • NC in Engineering or Engineering Practice

In addition, apprentices can study towards a HNC in Engineering or HNC Engineering Practice.

Technician Apprenticeship

Technician Apprentices at ACE Winches will have the opportunity of working as a Draughtsman/CAD operator

Applicants wishing to pursue the Technician Apprenticeship scheme should have, or expect to attain good Standard and Higher Grades in subjects which include English, Maths and Physics.

At the end of the four-year apprenticeship will have achieved and gained an HNC in Mechanical Engineering

During the apprenticeship, candidates must attend college.

Engineering Graduate Opportunities

ACE Winches provide a tailored programme for their Engineering Graduates consisting of formal training within the highly experienced design/project team, and secondments to operational divisions.

The Company is committed to developing and assessing the ongoing competence of their personnel.This is carried out by setting competency and training targets through the company’s appraisal system and providing every employee with their personal training plan.

What are ACE Winches looking for?

  • Candidates should hold or expect to attain a Degree at 2:1 or above and be seeking to develop a career within the worldwide Offshore Oil and Gas, Marine and Renewable Energy Industry.
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate they are forward thinking, innovative, highly-motivated with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and Inventor drawing systems would be an advantage.
  • Excellent PC skills are required.

Graduate positions available at ACE Winches

  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Draughtsman
  • Project Engineer

What will you gain from joining ACE Winches?

  • Graduate training programme with considerable scope for personal development.
  • Opportunity for international travel.
  • Further education sponsored by ACE Winches.
  • An attractive salary and benefits package Career Development.
  • ACE Manufacturing

    ACE Manufacturing is a turnkey solution provider with a proven track record in the design, manufacture, testing and installation of high quality standard and bespoke winching equipment and deck machinery. ACE Winches manufactures equipment to meet clients’ specific accreditation and statutory requirements, including DNV, Lloyds and ABS.

  • ACE Hire Equipment

    ACE Hire Equipment supplies a comprehensive range of winch and deck machinery equipment for use on floating vessels, fixed offshore installations and land-based projects. All equipment is subject to comprehensive FAT testing prior to despatch.

  • ACE Hire Personnel

    ACE Hire Personnel offers multi-disciplined personnel who are qualified to commission and operate all types of deck and platform equipment worldwide.

  • ACE Winch Academy

    ACE Winch Academy aims to be the unrivalled provider of competent, certificated personnel for all aspects of winch operations, providing training that is targeted to meet the needs of clients, enabling enhanced performance.

  • ACE Project Solutions

    ACE Winches is an expert partner to manage the total project solution from design through manufacture, test, installation, commission, operation, training and ongoing customer support. ACE Winches delivers exceptional service and performance for our clients in the world’s harshest operating environments and always endeavours to exceed clients’ expectations.