Apprentice Milling Technician Engineer William Nelstrop & Co Ltd

The apprentice will train to become a skilled Maintenance Engineer gaining extensive practical technical knowledge and understanding of the full range of Industrial equipment and Manufacturing Processes carried out on site.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Mon to Thu 8am - 5pm Fri 8am - 1.30pm

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    10 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

An excellent opportunity to become a uniquely qualified highly skilled engineer in a world wide industry with a market leading successful company.

A normal day would include:

  • The successful candidate will learn all aspects of the operation and maintenance of all site plant and equipment.
  • The continual aim will to become a skilled engineer, also with the ability to fully understand the manufacturing processes to fault find and rectify any production or maintenance issues affecting the Mill.
  • The apprentice will follow an electro/mechanical maintenance route, but will also be gaining skills in several engineering areas including Electronics, Pneumatics, Hydraulics and Welding.
  • The role will also develop a high level of knowledge and understanding of the Flour Milling processes and the related Food industry manufacturing and Safety standards.
  • Working correctly at all times to site and customers Environmental, ISO quality and H&S procedures.
  • Producing and maintaining accurate records in accordance with role requirements.
  • Demonstrating continual commitment to develop your skills and knowledge throughout your apprenticeship. 

What you could go on to do:

  • Progress to higher level qualifications and potential to develop within the organisation as a flour milling technician. Nelstrop are looking for people who want to learn, grow and thrive in the company.

How you will be supported:

  • Full support will be provided by our Skilled Engineering Assessors and trainers at The Skills Company.

What will happen next:

New applicants to The Skills Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team.

You will then have the opportunity to find out:

  • More about this vacancy and any other information you need
  • Any Assessments you need to complete
  • What the next steps will be

How you could get there
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Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work in a logical organised manner.
  • Committed to a career in Engineering.
  • Be able to perform assembly work in an accurate manner.
  • Good Communicator – verbal and written (emphasis on reports and documentation).
  • Able to work safely using tools and equipment.
  • Able to interpret drawings and technical information.
  • Ability to work effectively, efficiently and safely to schedules and deadlines.

Personal qualities

  • A presentable young person with a desire to learn new skills.
  • Willingness to work in a hands on engineering role.
  • Good interpersonal/ team working skills.
  • Dependable/ good timekeeping.
  • Positive, adaptable and flexible attitude to work and personal development.

Qualifications required

  • The successful candidate will have achieved GCSE (or equivalent) minimum Grade C in Maths, English and Science.
  • Good I.T. skills with GCSE Grade C or equivalent level of achievement is also required.

Future prospects

Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Nelstrops have been established since 1820 and have continuously offered award winning highest quality and specialist flour product ranges to the Food Manufacturing Industry. Their traditions and family care have maintained the highest industry standards and they are now combining this with the latest available technology to continue their future long term success.


William Nelstrop & Co Ltd


Albion Mills

Manchester Road



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Training provider

  • Full apprenticeship training provided, working towards an Advanced  Level Apprenticeship gaining an NVQ Level 3 qualification in Engineering.

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills Solutions Ltd

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Sep 2017