Apprentice Maintenance Engineer BPI Recycled Products

This is an amazing apprenticeship opportunity to work within the engineering maintenance team which supports the UKs largest manufacturer of recycled plastic products based in Heanor.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.00am - 4.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

The Apprentice Maintenance Engineer will report to the site’s Engineering Manager.  Close working relationships will be needed with the entire site’s engineering team and all Shift Managers in Refuse and Reclaim.

The role of the Apprentice Maintenance Engineer is to train to support the Engineering Team with the electrical and mechanical planned preventative maintenance (PPM) work for the extrusion and conversion machines and minor site tasks within the Refuse manufacturing site to aid in the productive and efficient running of the Refuse factory.  To also train to support the Engineering Team within the Reclaim factory.

  • To train towards being competent with all the electrical and mechanical PPM work within the refuse factory.
  • To train towards undertaking general site maintenance where necessary
  • To train towards assisting with project installations

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Team player
  • Good communicator
  • Flexible
  • Practical approach
  • Attention to detail
  • Organised
  • Methodical
  • Good Timekeeping

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude
  • Willingness to learn and attend relevant training course
  • Approachable
  • Would enjoy taking things apart and putting them back together
  • Flexible

Qualifications required

The entry requirement is a minimum of GCSE grade C/5 in Maths and English (or equivalent qualifications).

Level 2 in Engineering

Future prospects

Possible progression onto HNC Level 4

Things to consider

Must be able to travel to employer premises on a daily basis and to the College in Derby for the day release.

About the employer

BPI Recycled products have an enviable reputation as the leader in the field of polyethylene recycling. We are the largest recycler in Europe with the ability to reprocess in excess of 80,000 tonnes each year of post-use material from commercial, retail, industrial and agricultural markets across our Environment Agency Accredited Sites. Over the last five years BPI has invested significantly in the recycling of waste polythene and particularly in the washing and recycling of farm films such as bale wrap and crop cover that would otherwise go into landfill or be burnt. The Visqueen business is the largest supplier of waterproofing products into the construction sector.


BPI Recycled Products


Heanor Gate Industrial Estate


DE75 7RG

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Training provider

Your apprenticeship will include:

  • BTEC Level 3 Technical Certificate in Engineering 
  • NVQ Level 3 in Engineering Maintenance 
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (if applicable)
  • Employment Responsibilities and Rights
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training Services 2000 Ltd


James Lund 01332 296995

Other information

The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017