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Smurfit Kappa - Level 3 - Electrical Maintenance Apprentice Smurfit Kappa Ltd

An excellent opportunity for a Electrical Maintenance Apprentice to work for an established manufacturing company based in Birmingham.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Year 1 - Monday - Thursday 8.00am - 4.30pm and Friday 8.00am - 12.30pm

    Total hours per week: 36.50

  • Expected duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

We are seeking to employ and train 1 apprentice.

This apprenticeship will teach you electrical core skill principles. You will initially spend your first year off-the-job training at Make UK training centre for 5 days. The second year you will be based at Make UK for one day, and on-the-job training at the company for 4 days to get practical experience with members of our highly skilled Engineering Department.

You will be trained in a wide variety of areas such as:

  • Health and Safety
  • Fork Lift Truck
  • Confined space
  • Working at height
  • Overhead crane

What you could be involved in:

  • Motor changes
  • Working on PLC’s
  • Working with AC/DC Drives
  • Electrical fault finding
  • Specific improvement projects (conception through to completion)
  • Pneumatic maintenance
  • Installation work
  • LEAN philosophy and improvements

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good problem solving methodology with a practical approach

Personal qualities

  • Team player
  • Self-motivated
  • Trustworthy
  • Honest
  • Punctual and conscientious with good attention to detail

Desired qualifications

5 GCSE’s at grade C (4) or above (or equivalent), to include:

  • Maths, English and Science

Future prospects

To become a fully qualified Electrical Maintenance Engineer to HNC standard with potential to progress further in the business within the Engineering department and other departments if desired.

Things to consider

The role may involve working at heights and/or working in confined spaces (full training will be given).

Salary progression:

  • Year 1 - £4.81
  • Year 2 - £6.73
  • Year 3 - £9.81
  • Year 4 - £10.44

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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About the employer

Smurfit Kappa, a FTSE 100 company, is one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world, with approximately 46,000 employees in over 350 production sites across 35 countries and with a revenue of €8.9 billion in 2018. We are located in 23 countries in Europe, and 12 in the Americas.

Smurfit Kappa SSK, is an operating company of Smurfit Kappa and manufacturer packaging paper for the Corrugated Board Industry using recovered fibre as its base raw material.


Smurfit Kappa Ltd


Mount Street


B7 5RE

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Training provider

EEF Apprentices and Skills

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by EEF LIMITED


Make UK Recruitment Team 0121 3447900

Together with invaluable commercial and practical experience, you’ll gain several academic and vocational qualifications throughout your time with us and Make UK, which are fully paid for, including: 

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) 
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) 
  • Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, please follow the link to Make UK's vacancy

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Aug 2022