Technical Engineering Apprentice

competitive + comprehensive benefits package
16 Feb 2021
28 Mar 2021
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Are you looking for an apprenticeship close to home? Do you like problem solving? If so, Essity’s technical engineering apprenticeship could be for you. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn while you learn. 

At Essity we manufacture and sell products that are used every day, we break taboos and challenge convention, all with the intention of breaking down barriers to health and well-being globally. 

We own and manufacture many leading brands. Cushelle toilet tissue, Plenty kitchen roll and TORK are three of our leading tissue brands, all manufactured in the UK for use in the home and industry.  

About the role 

It takes a lot of people to make one toilet roll and our engineers and technicians play a key role in maintaining and improving our manufacturing equipment to do just that. 

Join Essity as a Technical Engineering Apprentice and you will have the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to become an electrical or mechanical technician. 

On site our converting lines turn semi-finished goods manufactured at our paper mills into the finished product for onward despatch to a variety of customers. The site runs 24/7. Key to its success is the reliability of the machinery. Innovation and sustainability are important to us. 

Our Technical Engineering Apprenticeship is designed to create our engineers and technicians of the future – a great opportunity to launch your career. 

What you will do 

The Technical Engineering Apprenticeship blends college and work based technical skills training. Whilst at work you will have the opportunity to put your learning into practice with the support of knowledgeable and experienced teams. 

Over four years you will obtain a nationally recognised apprenticeship as a Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician.  

You will study to gain the following qualifications  

NVQ Level 2 key skills in working with others  

NVQ Level 2 Key skills in improving own learning and performance  

NVQ Level 3 extended diploma in Engineering Maintenance  

BTEC Level 3 in engineering 

If you demonstrate the right level of knowledge, growth and commitment during your apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to study for a Level 4 HNC Engineering qualification in the final two years. 

You will work Monday to Friday during your apprenticeship which will include a day per week at  our partner college, Waterside College, St Helens.   

You will complete your apprenticeship with a robust set of qualifications, knowledge and skills providing a strong platform to work in our production teams and develop a long-lasting career with Essity. 

Who are you? 

We would love to hear from you if you can show the following 

  • A minimum of GCSE grade 6/B in maths (essential) 
  • A minimum of GCSE grade 5/C in English, science and two other subjects 
  • The ability to solve problems from information gathered by yourself 
  • You can work collaboratively with others and communicate effectively – both verbally and in writing 
  • You like to take on new challenges and work outside of your comfort zone 
  • You can successfully balance study whilst participating in other activities 


What we can offer you 

In return we offer an excellent starting salary (above the national minimum apprentice wage), plus competitive pension scheme, annual bonus earning potential, health cash plan, workwear and discounted products. 

Most importantly we offer the opportunity for you to work for a global company and gain first-hand experience of world class maintenance techniques within the fast-moving consumer goods market.  


We will shortlist your application based on you meeting the academic criteria, together with demonstrating how you meet the behaviours that are important to us.  

Your start date if successful will be September 2021. 

At Essity, we believe every career is as unique as the individual and empower employees to reach their full potential in a winning culture motivated by a powerful purpose.  

Collaborative and caring culture | empowerment & engaged people |work with impact and powerful purpose | individual learning & career growth | health & safety priority | sustainable value together | innovation | sustainable working life | total reward 

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