Maintenance Apprentice Euro Quality Lambs Ltd

This is a fantastic opportunity for an outgoing individual to start their career within a well known local business. The successful applicant will work alongside a team of 3 maintenance engineers to ensure efficient production.

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Closing date: 27 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, variable start and finish times depending on schedule typically 6am - 4pm.

    Total hours per week: 42.50

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Apprenticeship duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The successful applicant's main duties include:

  • Day-to-day repair and preventative maintenance of machines (checking, diagnosing, replacing, lubrication, fixing etc)
  • Reactive maintenance to any stoppages and any equipment
  • Initiating process improvements as required to maintain/improve effective running of production line
  • Other works include general electrics, pipework, grinding, welding, etc
  • Ensuring appropriate back-up and spares for key faults are readily available as well as responding to emergency breakdown cover
  • Input / update the company computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) all faults, work orders, assets, spares, etc. to create a history and log of all work performed and asset/spares/maintenance notes
  • Ensure safety of self and others by safe working practices during maintenance and repair activities
  • Assisting colleagues with any other duties as required

This list is not extensive and the successful applicant may be required to undertake additional responsibilities as deemed appropriate by management.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful applicant will have:

  • The ability to use initiative
  • Good handy work
  • The ability to work well in a team
  • The ability to work well under pressure

Electrical experience and welding skills would be beneficial however not essential.

Personal qualities

The successful applicant will be:

  • Proactive with a can-do attitude
  • Hard working
  • Punctual
  • Flexible

Qualifications required

The successful applicant should have achieved a minimum of GCSE Grade C (or equivalent) in English and maths.

Future prospects

It is hoped that the successful applicant will continue to work on a permanent basis with Euro Quality Lambs following completion of the apprenticeship (this will be dependent upon performance throughout the duration of the apprenticeship programme). The successful applicant will have access to progressive pay-rises depending on commitment, dedication and ability and will have the opportunity to lead the development of better, smarter and forward-looking maintenance practices in the organisation following knowledge learned from Apprenticeship studies. If it transpires that continued employment with Euro Quality Lambs is not the preferred option, the training, experience and qualifications gained throughout the apprenticeship will stand the apprentice in very good stead to gain future employment.

Things to consider

There is the opportunity to stagger start/finish times working in tandem with other engineers. The successful applicant will need to be able to travel to our centre in Shrewsbury for day release training.

About the employer

Euro Quality Lambs Ltd is a lamb & sheep abattoir capable of processing 15,000 carcasses a week with onsite boning & further processing facilities. We are a family business that has built its reputation around meeting the needs of our customers. Our motto says it all ‘No Compromise on Quality & Service’.


Euro Quality Lambs Ltd


Euro House

Dale Street

Craven Arms


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Training provider

The Food and Drink Maintenance Engineer apprenticeship is an integrated programme of knowledge and skills acquisition, developed alongside core behaviours expected of a competent mechanical maintenance engineer or multi-skilled maintenance engineer working in a food and drink setting. The award of the apprenticeship certificate will signify recognition of competence in the role. Apprentices will typically spend 42-48 months working towards the apprenticeship standard, with the end-point assessment completed in the final twelve weeks. 

Performance in the end-point assessment will determine the apprenticeship grade of fail, pass, merit or distinction.

Prior to the end-point assessment, apprentices will undertake a structured period of on-programme training to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of the standard. Achievement of a Level 3 Diploma in Food and Drink Engineering Maintenance, which includes grading at pass, merit and distinction, is a pre-requisite to taking the end-point assessment.

Apprenticeship standard

Food and Drink > Food and Drink Maintenance Engineer

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by SBC Training Limited


Sam Shaw 01743454810

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Closing date: 27 Sep 2017