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Apprentice Electro-Mechanical Assembler Marel Ltd

Duties and responsibilities will vary from time to time and the post holder will be expected to perform other such duties that are reasonably comparable. The post holder must adhere to Company health, safety and environmental policies at all times; maintain a safe working environment and ensure work activities are safe.

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Closing date: 04 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday from 7:00am - 3:30pm and Fridays from 7:00am - 2:30pm. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    48 months

  • Possible start date

    18 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    19 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As part of this role you will be required to study towards the Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard at Colchester Institute.

You will be responsible for the assembly, wiring and calibration End Of Line machinery in an efficient and timely manner while following an apprenticeship scheme.

Main tasks:

  • Install assemblies according to engineering drawings (3D model and Mechanical drawing)
  • Wire machinery according to according to electrical drawing, routing diagram and UK electrical legislation
  • Test the wiring to ensure safety at power-up stage. Report any fault to the technician team
  • Calibrate the machinery according to the product specifications
  • Be responsible for the quality of the product at all stage s of the assembly/wiring
  • Inspect parts and reject if outside of specifications
  • Operate within standard operating procedures in accordance with ISO 9001, Company guidelines, procedures and relevant international standards (e.g. CE) and other job safety parameters 
  • Convert engineering drawings and models to complete products
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date records on database
  • Comply to Time Registration procedure
  • Communicate with supervisors, managers and colleagues on the production floor
  • Attend college and work toward your apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The position demands an individual with problem solving and analytical skills. 
  • The ability to understand, synthesize and organise technical information

Personal qualities

  • Analytical 
  • Strong interested in Engineering 
  • Can do attitude
  • Flexible
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good team player
  • Support the company’s vision, and exhibit Marel’s core values of Unity, Innovation and Excellence

Desired qualifications

  • Essential: GCSEs or equivalent, grades A*-C/9-4 including maths and English or equivalent
  • All candidates will be required to complete Colchester Institute's mandatory initial assessment process before being put forward to the company. This will consist of online assessments and interview with the relevant department

Future prospects

  • Upon successful completion although not guarenteed you may have a full time position within the company with potential progression to other roles, further qualifications and career development

Things to consider


  • Colchester Institute – Apprenticeship Team manage the applications to this role and you will be required to complete our initial assessment process before your application gets sent onto the employer
  • Please be advised that the closing date for this role could be brought forward or extended if this vacancy receives a high number or low number of applicants and/or the company recruit before the closing date
  • Whilst there are possible closing and start dates should you be available earlier this can be negotiated with the employer
  • The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

Marel is the leading global provider of advanced equipment, systems and services to the fish, meat and poultry industries. Our brands - Marel, Stork Poultry Processing and Townsend Further Processing - are among the most respected in the industry.

Together, we offer the convenience of a single source to meet our customers' every need. With offices and subsidiaries in over 30 countries and a global network of more than 100 agents and distributors, we work side-by-side with our customers to extend the boundaries of food processing performance.


Marel Ltd


Wyncolls Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Colchester Institute


Colchester Institute - Apprenticeship Team 01206712043

  • All delivered within the work place via online training and at Colchester Institute Campus
  • Candidates will undertake the Engineering Technician Level 3 apprenticeship standard

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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