Maintenance Engineering Apprentice Greencore

A terrific new opportunity to join the Engineering department of a 24/7 food manufacturer has been made available.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    6:00am to 2:00pm Mon to Fri

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    4 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This new opportunity will initially involve providing a significant level of support to the more experienced engineers. As you progress your knowledge and skills will grow and you will be given increased responsibility. The main areas of this will be;

  • Carry out preventative planned maintenance
  • Monitor process control systems
  • Resolve mechanical breakdown issues
  • Resolve electrical/electronic breakdown issues
  • Evaluate machine efficiency and performance
  • Promote team working 
  • Any other roles related to job

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You will need to be able to show skills in the following areas;

  • Communication on a number of levels
  • Learn quickly
  • Demonstrate dexterity
  • Attention to detail

Personal qualities

You will need to be able to demonstrate;

  • Punctuality
  • A positive attitude
  • Focused approach
  • Motivation 
  • A willingness to participate
  • Commitment

Qualifications required

GCSE Grade C and above (or equivalent) in Mathematics, Science and English

Future prospects

As indicated in vacancy description this role will develop to one with a very high level of responsibility. Greencore are keen to recruit and develop a maintenance engineer to stay with the employer for many years to come.

Things to consider

Greencore are a food manufacturer and as such this will require you to work in cold environments, you need to be prepared for this.

About the employer

Greencore Group plc is a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods. We have 22 convenience foods manufacturing sites in the UK and the US; and employ around 11,000 people.

The Convenience Foods Division provides a wide range of chilled, frozen and ambient foods to major retail, manufacturing and foodservice customers in the UK and Ireland, as well as many in Continental Europe, the US and beyond. We have long-standing experience in customer brands as well as providing a selection of house and licensed brands. The Division consists of six manufacturing category businesses comprising 16 sites in the UK and six in the United States. We also operate a UK nationwide chilled van distribution fleet to service individual outlets.

The Ingredients and Related Property Division comprises Trilby Trading and associate molasses companies as well as a specialist property team that is working to maximise the value of the Group's property assets.

At Greencore, we aim to provide a distinctive approach that combines consumer understanding with customer care and a passion for providing the very best products and service. Through our Food First programme we involve all Greencore colleagues in developing an understanding and interest in good food, while our TLC (Total Lowest Cost) philosophy is targeted at making Greencore the best there is.

In 2011 Greencore became a founding member of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce.




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Training provider

You will undertake an Advanced Apprentice in Engineering Maintenance consisting of NVQ, Technical Certificate, Functional Skills, Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS). The Technical Certificate will include off the job training on a day release programme. 

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Nital Training & Development Ltd


Apprenticeship Recruitment 01536 408188

Other information

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The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £2.73 per hour from 1st October 2014. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017