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Engineering Level 6 SCQF Apprentice

Bo'ness, Falkirk, EH51 9SJ
£16,000. Increasing to £22,000 in Year 2, £28,000 in Year 3, £33,000 in Year 4.
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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FMCG & Manufacturing
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
Start Date
24 months+

Job Details

What will the apprentice be doing?

Our Engineers are problem solvers who ensure that all production runs smoothly and that Bakkavor delivers to its customers. You will use engineering practices to ensure that food safety is in line with food safety legislation and keep machinery and equipment available to meet the production needs of the business.

  • 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 6 SCQF 

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
  • Logical
  • Team working
  • Initiative


  • A minimum of five Scottish National 5 certificates including English & Maths or equivalent.

Expected apprenticeship duration: 4 years

Apprenticeship Standard: Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Apprenticeship level: SCQF Modern Apprenticeship (level 6)

Training provider: Forth Valley College

Expected start date: 04 Sep 2023


We're the biggest name you've never heard of! You've probably eaten our food- you just didn't realise it. Because as global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry, we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and bread for customers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose in the UK. We're ambitious. We're full of ideas and we're ready for more people who share our passion for quality food to join us. Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. We are number one in the UK in the four product categories of meals, salads, desserts, and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy, and convenient food. We have over 19,000 employees, our headquarters are in London and we have 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.

Find Us
5th Floor, 8 Mortimer Street
Greater London
United Kingdom

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