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Apprentice Maintenance Engineer Dreams Plc

This is a brilliant opportunity to join Dreams as an Apprentice Maintenance Engineer – Spending two days a week at Walsall College, working initially towards a level 2 Engineering Operative qualification and spending three days a week at The Dreams Bed Factory putting your learnings into practice alongside our established Maintenance team.

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Closing date: 10 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    The hours of work will be 40 hours, Monday-Friday, between 6am till 11pm (on a rota shift), with the flexibility to work Saturdays as and when required.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    08 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As an Apprentice Maintenance Engineer, you will be working to ensure all static plant and machinery is kept running at all times and serviced at regular intervals to manufacturers specification and guidelines. Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, you will adhere to the Scheduled Maintenance Plan to ensure optimum machine performance, reliability and ensure minimum machine downtime is maintained

Key Responsibilities:

  • Machines and fixed plant are serviced in accordance with written specifications
  • Routine cleaning and oiling is carried out at agreed times
  • Quality Control criterias are adhered to at all stages of repair
  • Machine breakdown logs are correctly filled in and used parts re-ordered
  • Health and Safety Regulations are complied with at all times, highlighting any potential areas of concern
  • Any rectifications or improvements needed are reported to your Manager
  • Your Manager is advised of any quality issues due to operator abuse
  • Ensuring that you adhere to and comply with Health and Safety Guidelines
  • Responding immediately to equipment breakdowns

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Interested in gaining a working knowledge and experience of the repair of Sewing Machinery and general Mattress production plant.

  • Hands on fixer and process improver of plant & machinery
  • Able to work to the Total Preventative Maintenance Plan
  • Electrical fault finding ability
  • The initiative to work on your own or as part of a team
  • An awareness of health and safety legislation
  • Initiative to work on your own or as part of a team
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Have an interest in Mechanical/Electrical equipment
  • Hands on fixer and process improver
  • Previous experience or able to demonstrate knowledge of Electrical Equipment
  •  The initiative to work on your own or as part of a team.
  •  The ability to work quickly and under pressure.
  • An awareness of health and safety legislation
  • Good communication skills

Desired qualifications

Maths and English GCSE A-C ( 4-9 ) grade or equivalent qualifications

Future prospects

Progression to a full time job for the right individual 

About the employer

Established in 1985, Dreams is the UK’s number one specialist bed retailer. The company is backed by Sun Capital Partners, and led by CEO Mike Logue.

Headquartered at ‘Bedquarters’ in High Wycombe, and with 1,900 employees across the UK, Dreams sells 10,000 mattresses, bases and headboards per week to customers nationwide through its store network of over 200 sites and online.

Dreams is a proud British business, committed to continue making its products in this country, as it does now at the Dreams Bed Factory in Oldbury. At the factory, Dreams manufactures around 8,000 mattresses a week. These products are then distributed via nine dedicated distribution centres to customers anywhere in the country via a fleet of over 100 Dreams delivery vans.

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Walsall College - Wisemore Campus


Nichole Jackson

  • Engineering Operative Level 2 Standard 
  • 20% off the job training

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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