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Engineering Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship

Speke, Liverpool
£16,000 starting base salary + 11% benefits fund + bonus.
Closing date
25 Feb 2022

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At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. We’re deeply committed to our strategy of being a great place to work. For us, that includes fostering an environment where everyone can be among inclusive, supportive individuals with curious minds.

A company that genuinely follows the science and values individuals at all levels, you’ll be backed and encouraged to speak up, ask questions, and share ideas to push the boundaries of science and continuously learn and explore.

Embrace the best of both worlds – learn and earn in a supportive team

To truly unlock opportunity in today’s world, you need the combination of education and hands-on, practical experience that employers are looking for. Our apprenticeships offer just that.

Through our apprenticeship programme, you’ll get stuck in on projects and tasks and earn a competitive salary whilst working towards a degree or qualification. Offering you the best of both worlds and a direct route into the career of your choice.

The Engineering Apprenticeship programme is designed to build the engineering technicians and engineers of the future! Engineering apprentices play a hugely important role at AstraZeneca, solving challenges that arise from some of the most advanced equipment in the industry. As an engineering apprentice, you'll be required to maintain complex equipment and ensure that high standards are adhered to for safety, manufacturing quality and documentation.

Under supervision the role holder will work on:

  • Electrical and / or mechanical planned, unplanned maintenance, and process automation support activities.
  • Performing unplanned equipment repairs and complete planned maintenance activities as per the schedule
  • Trouble shooting problems in the event of mechanical and / or electrical failure of equipment and must be able to recommend parts needed for the effective repair of equipment to deliver a timely response to support manufacturing.

In addition to the valuable working experience you'll have the opportunity to study towards professional qualifications, including a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering via our training provider – TTE. 

The first 2 years of your training will be at the TTE Training facility in Ellesmere Port

Site working hours – (08:00-16:45 Mon-Thurs, 08:00-13:00 Fri), totalling 37.5 hours per week.  College hours to be advised by the college on enrolment

Essential skills/capabilities required:

  • Good communication skills
  • Good team working skills
  • High organisation skills and confidence to work independently
  • Logical thinking to be able to apply processes
  • The ability to apply a rational approach to problem solving; making judgments based on sound reasoning, approaching problems in a logical manner
  • Concerns for standards
  • High numeracy and literacy skills
  • Computer literacy
  • The ability to learn
  • Self-motivation
  • Initiative

Entry Requirements:

Will possess a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades 9 - 4, which must include Maths, English and a Science subject, or Level 2 qualification in an Engineering related subject

This is a 4 year Fixed Term Contract opportunity based at our Speke site, offering £16,000 starting base salary + 11% benefits fund + bonus.

Opening date of advert: 24th January 2022

Closing date of advert:25th February 2022

Successful candidates will be notified after the closing date and will be asked to attend a virtual Assessment day on 6th April 2022

Start date for the apprenticeship programme is 5th September 2022

These positions are not open to those already educated to Bachelors degree level or above – for which we have specific Graduate Programmes, see our website for more details


AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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