What will the apprentice be doing?
- You will learn how to maintain machinery and equipment and find and resolve faults to optimise production levels.
- You will conduct planned and predictive maintenance to prevent issues occurring, as well as reactive maintenance, responding to breakdowns.
- You will also contribute to the installation and decommissioning of equipment.
- You will work as part of a team or alone, depending on the task - On a daily basis you will interact with other technicians and engineers, as well as with operational and site teams, and colleagues from Technical, Development, Finance & Planning.
- You will get involved in technical performance reviews and continuous improvement activities.
- You will learn how to employ engineering practices that ensure food safety in line with food safety legislation, keeping machinery and equipment running to meet production needs and outputs.
- You will ensure that our practices comply with food safety, health and safety, environmental, sustainability, and engineering regulations and standards, as well as taking account of business operation considerations such as cost and service level agreements.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- You can expect to attain a level 3 Diploma in Food and Drink Engineering Maintenance.
- A great part of our programme is that all of our Engineers from all of our sites get to learn together at one of the UK's leading Engineering colleges. We do this using a six week block release and residential model. This is 3 x 6 week training blocks every academic year. Accommodation, food and travel is paid for by the company. Everyone gets individual secure accommodation and safeguarding measures are in place.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
At the end of your programme, if you have successfully completed your apprenticeship and achieved the performance targets the we have set for you, you are guaranteed a permanent role with us as an engineer.
Desired skills and personal qualities
- Communication skills
- Attention to detail
- Problem solving skills
- Team working
- GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A* - C or 9 - 5) essential
- GCSE or equivalent English + 3 others (Grade A* - C or 9 - 4) essential
Expected apprenticeship duration: 4 years
Apprenticeship Standard: Food and drink maintenance engineer
Apprenticeship level: Advanced Level Apprenticeship Level 3 (A level)
Training provider: Birmingham Metropolitan College
Expected start date: 04 Sep 2023