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Apprentice Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Froneri Ltd

To work as part of the Engineering, and Production teams to assist in the provision of a professional, high quality, timely, customer focused Engineering service to the factory.

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Closing date: 07 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 4.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    17 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

Role and Activity:

  • Observing, learning and understanding a wide range of engineering skills and processes while under the instruction of skilled engineering staff
  • To become proficient in the application and use of a wide range of engineering tasks
  • Fitting and assembly skills including the use of hand tools
  • Welding, fabrication, brazing, soldering and other jointing processes. Sheet metalwork including shearing, folding etc
  • Measurement and inspection techniques using a variety of metrology equipment
  • Attendance at training course leading to recognised qualifications over the period of the qualification
  • Carrying out such tasks and duties as directed by the engineering team that require the levels of performance and competence of an engineer
  • 1 of the vacancies will have an Electrical Maintenance bias working alongside the
  • Maintenance Team, with the other 2 vacancies being more multiskilled (elec/mech) working alongside the Production Engineering Team Measurable Outcomes:
  • To complete a programme of training to be conducted within the Factory's Engineering team
  • To be able to demonstrate these skills and processes as the training period progresses by working independently or with a team, to undertake tasks as instructed and increasing overall contribution to the department
  • To learn how to maintain workshop equipment and to keep it in good repair
  • To develop the skills required to undertake jointing tasks
  • To ensure that duties are undertaken with due regard and compliance
  • To undertake training and constructively take part in meetings, supervision, seminars and other events designed to improve communication and assist with the effective development of the post and post holder
  • To carry out duties and responsibilities in accordance with Froneri's Health and Safety Policy and relevant Health and Safety legislation Levels of Responsibility:
  • To learn and gain the required engineering skills
  • To apply skills in the working environment
  • Achieving given targets
  • Getting familiarity with machines, lines, services etc
  • Contribute practically on the reactive and proactive maintenance
  • Contribute practically on the ongoing projects if required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Demonstrable interest in an engineering discipline
  • To be I.T. literate and familiar with Microsoft "Word", "Excel" or equivalent software Ability to work efficiently and accurately
  • Highly motivated
  • Aptitude for practical science or engineering skills

Personal qualities

  • The ability to work as a team member and possess good interpersonal, communication and literacy skills
  • To work with efficiency, accuracy and to be able to meet deadlines
  • To be able to prioritise workload and work under your own initiative High level of flexibility and dependability

Desired qualifications

  • Essential - A minimum of 4 GCSE's, or equivalent, at Grade 4 - 9 (A* to C) including English, maths and a science related subject
  • Desirable - A minimum of 2 "A" levels, or equivalent, in an engineering or science related subject

Future prospects

  • Froneri believe in 'growing its own talent' and many of our senior staff began their careers as Apprentices. We hope that you will choose to start your career with us and, on completion of your Apprenticeship, the opportunities at Froneri could take you anywhere

About the employer

Froneri. A dynamic new global joint-venture in ice-cream and frozen food. In October 2016, Nestlé and R&R successfully launched a new, joint-venture brand in the ice-cream, frozen food and chilled dairy sector. That brand is Froneri. Froneri combines Nestlé and R&R’s ice-cream activities in Europe, the Middle East (excluding Israel), Argentina, Australia, Brazil, the Philippines and South Africa. It also incorporates Nestlé’s European frozen food business (excluding pizza and retail frozen food in Italy), as well as its chilled dairy business in the Philippines. Today, Froneri operates in more than 20 countries across the world, employs around 12,500 people and we have our headquarters located in the UK. At the head of our business, the Froneri leadership team integrates unrivalled industry expertise and business acumen from across the Nestlé and R&R portfolios, with the Company’s board of directors being chaired by Luis Cantarell, (previously Nestlé Executive Vice President, Europe, Middle East and North Africa), while our CEO is Ibrahim Najafi (formerly CEO of R&R).


Froneri Ltd


Richmond House Leeming Bar



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Darlington College


Paul Clark 01325503041

  • Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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