Level 6 (Degree) Control Technical Support Engineer Apprentice

Unilever UK Limited
Sunlight Way, Port Sunlight, Wirral, CH62 4XN
£18,758.70 annually
17 Feb 2021
02 Apr 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
  • Control Technical Support Engineers primarily assist with the smooth running of manufacturing activity
  • Typically, they work closely with other production roles in a fast-paced and cost-conscious manufacturing environment
  • Complex problem solving is key
  • Site maintenance

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Curiosity: A passion to learn how things work and a desire to actively participate in seeking solutions / improvements
  • Problem solving:Ability to approach problems in a logical and structured manner aiming to generate effective solutions
  • Communication skills: Convey or share ideas and feelings effectively using verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrate effective listening and questioning skills
  • Teamwork:Work well in a team and contribute towards individual and team goals
  • Computer Literacy:Knowledge of Microsoft office programmes including Word and Excel

Personal qualities

  • Purpose and Service: Works from purpose for the good of others. Knows what their own purpose / what motivates them.Communicates with enthusiasm about the specific role requirements/programme applied for.Has a realistic understanding of the programme requirements and expectations
  • Personal Mastery: Always brings their best self. Makes an immediate and positive impact on others. Manages own emotions, remaining calm and effective during stressful times. Present and focused in the moment, attends to tasks and people to make conscious decisions. Acknowledges their limits of personal knowledge, skills, and expertise
  • Agility: Constantly curious and courageous. Sharing success and failures with others, reflecting on learnings. Proactively taking actions to constantly learn and improve, seeking feedback from colleagues.Adapts quickly to change by modifying behaviour and approach

Desired qualifications

  • A minimum of two A-Levels at grade B or above, including a mathematical based subject and a science, technology, engineering or an additional mathematics related subject; an Engineering BTEC Level 3 with 120 credits at distinction and merit level; or equivalent qualifications such as Cambridge Technicals
  • Plus, five GCSEs at grades 4 to 9 including mathematics, English and a science, technology or engineering related subject
  • Applicants are also required to successfully pass assessment before being offered an apprenticeship

Future prospects

Specialist Controls Technical Support Engineer.

Things to consider

The Level 6 (Degree) Control Technical Support Engineer apprenticeship programme includes a series of placements within the factory environment.

Please note: Candidates with prior engineering qualifications and or experience may be exempt from the initial 23 week block training.

Unless as mentioned above an exemption applies, during the first year candidates are required to attend the University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre in Sheffield, full time for an initial 23 week block. This will require you to stay away from home in University accommodation. 1 Friday per month candidates return to the workplace.

After the initial 23 week block candidates will be required to attend the AMRC Training Centre for 1.5 days each month for a full day of classroom teaching alongside remote online learning during the month.


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