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Apprentice Maintenance Technician (Electrical Bias) Lanchester Dairies Limited

Lanchester Dairies are looking to recruit an Apprentice Maintenance Engineer to join their team. This role will see the successful candidate work on a variety of maintenance tasks developing their knowledge alongside completing recognised qualifications.

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Closing date: 03 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed between 7.00am - 3:30pm including 30 mins unpaid dinner break

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    28 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties to include:

  • Electrical fault finding on relay logic and industrial control circuits
  • Inverter drive installation
  • Heater PID controller changes and installation
  • 3 phase motor installation stop start and control circuits
  • Understanding of solid-state relays
  • Testing of 3 phase induction motors
  • Installation of lights
  • Building electrical maintenance
  • Medium to strong mechanical knowledge
  • Filling generator
  • Mechanical repairs
  • Welding tasks
  • Building maintenance tasks
  • Ordering parts
  • Small projects mechanical and electrical

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Genuine interest in engineering
  • Flexible approach to tasks
  • Desire to learn with an enquiring mind

Personal qualities

  • Good communication skills
  • Positive approach to tasks
  • Punctual and reliable

Desired qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at C/4 Grade or above, including maths and English

Future prospects

  • There are opportunities for progression within the role for the right candidate upon successful completion of the apprenticeship

Things to consider

  • Candidates must be able to travel to the employer premises, please check travel arrangements prior to applying for the role

About the employer

Lanchester Dairies started out at Upper Houses Farm in 1992 which had always carried out a mixed farming operation of dairy, beef and arable. They have continued to upgrade processing equipment and reinvest year on year back into the business. The two most recent upgrades in 2016 and 2021 increased the dairy’s processing capacity to in excess of 1.2 million litres per week.


Lanchester Dairies Limited


Upper Houses Farm



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Derwentside College


Apprenticeship Recruitment Team 01207 585 914

  • Level 3 Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

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