Apprentice Technical Engineer (Mechanical) Pacepacker Services Limited

To co-operate & communicate with all other employees & departments, assisting them when required. To be responsible for the quality of your own work. Build good customer relationship and be customer focused.

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Closing date: 22 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    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).

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm 30 minutes lunch break and free refreshments throughout the day.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Technical Drawings

  • Assist in the creation and amendments of mechanical related 2D drawings & 3D models using AutoCAD, Draftsight and Solidworks.

Processing Orders

  • Assist in the creation of all build documentation for customer sales orders using Sage Bill of Materials software to create listings of parts to build a machine.

Technical Documentation

  • Assist in producing risk assessments of systems being designed & built where necessary. Also help create operating manuals and any other relevant documentation like exploded parts drawings & installation packs.

Site Visits

Answer Phones & Enquiries

  • To answer some of the incoming customer queries for the Technical Department, passing on to the required person and / or resolving themselves getting back to the relevant client.

     Product/Technical Support

  •  Must be able to take on a certain amount of product knowledge fairly quickly (training will be given)
  • Use Of PC Packages To Conduct The Role.

Training would be given to use Sage, ACT, Word & Excel. As well as AutoCAD & Solidworks. Some prior basic knowledge of any of software mentioned would be beneficial.

Responsible To

  • The Commercial & IS Manager

Health & Safety

  • To comply at all times with Pacepacker’s current Company Handbook, Health, Safety & Environment policy. To report any violations of health and safety immediately.   

Other Tasks

  • To co-operate & communicate with all other employees & departments, assisting them when required. To be responsible for the quality of your own work.
  • Build good customer relationship and be customer focused.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Good telephone manner.

An interest in how things work, especially mechanically.

You must be able to demonstrate reading and writing skills & use of the computer.

Personal qualities

We are looking for self-motivated, quick learner, reliable person with a positive attitude who can use their initiative. Someone who wants to get on in life. Good inter personal skills

Qualifications required

Pass in English & Maths

Future prospects

Eventually we would like to see this role progress into a self sufficient project manager, which would mean taking on complete machinery orders and processing them from start to finish, including any mechanical design work required for new parts or machinery. If you have been keen, energetic throughout the apprenticeship & have reached the targets set by Pacepacker you would be offered a position within our team.

Things to consider

Weekend work, bank holiday or shift work not usually required. Up to date computers & equipment. Free parking Full induction & training plan Corporate clothing supplied after probation period Perkbox discount scheme for employees after probation period. This role will involve you spending most of your day in the office at your desk. It’s a varied role that is office based. Most of the day is spent using a PC but NOT for long periods just inputting data, you would be in & out of different PC packages. It’s a varied job role. The pay will be National Minimum Wage for age group plus an additional 50p per hour.

About the employer

Pacepacker Services Ltd are a leading design and manufacturer of bagging, case loading and palletising solutions. We are a "Fanuc Strategic Partner", specialists in the supply & programming of Fanuc robots. Pacepacker offer a complete service to their clients from sales, design, manufacturing, building, control systems, programming, insdtallation & servicing. The company employs 27 staff and due to expansion set to increase this by an additional 5 people..


Pacepacker Services Limited


Unit 16

Bluegate Hall

Braintree Road



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Training provider

There is a choice of two Manufacturing Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship pathways:

  • Technician – involved in technical matters and problem-solving
  • Craft – skilled in practical trades including fabrication and welding

The VCQ (NVQ) Level 3 will relate to your specific trade, e.g. manufacturing, maintenance or design.

The course also includes:

  • Technical Support
  • Engineering Leadership

As part of the Manufacturing Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship framework you will also study Employment Rights and Responsibilities, and Functional Skills/GCSEs in English and maths, plus ICT.

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Colchester Institute


Business Solutions 01206 712727

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Closing date: 22 Oct 2017