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Mechatronics Maintenance Apprenticeship Level 3 BIGHAMS LIMITED

We require a Mechatronics Maintenance Engineering Apprentice to begin a journey with us to become a skilled maintenance engineer. You will be working with a skilled maintenance team working on the machinery that produces and packages Charlie Bighams fabulous food range for distribution nationwide and beyond.

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

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Closing date: 29 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - 08:30 to 17:00 (Some overtime may be expected)

    Total hours per week: 42.5

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    23 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Read & interpret data & documentation used to maintain components, equipment, & systems.
  • Carry out condition monitoring of plant and equipment.
  • Carry out planned maintenance activities on plant & equipment.
  • Carry out complex fault diagnosis & repair activities on high technology engineered systems.
  • Maintaining mechanical equipment.
  • Maintaining fluid & pneumatic power equipment.
  • Maintaining electrical & electronic equipment.
  • Maintaining process control equipment.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Apprentices will be required to attend college at least x 2 days per week for the first 12 / 18 months at Uxbridge Campus completing necessary mandatory training and units associated with the apprenticeship.

Our Account Manager, tutors, industry-trained assessor and Learning Advocate will support apprentices to deliver our high-quality training programmes.

The apprentice will be required to complete:

  • Work towards gaining a full Level 3 Mechatronics Maintenance Apprenticeship.
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours.
  • Standard and End Point Assessment.
  • Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT (if required).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Skilled engineer / Team Leader / Manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9 / C-A*) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5-9 / B-A*) Essential

Things to consider

You must not have done a Level 3 Engineering course full time in MECHATRONICS at a college or training provider – apprenticeship rules mean that we cannot take an ex full time learner in MECHATRONICS on to an apprenticeship because you will have done at least 50%+ of the learning & we cannot gain funding from the Governments Skills Funding Agency

About the employer

Charlie Bigham’s is the number one brand in the chilled pre-prepared meal category. With over 50 dishes available in major supermarkets, our distinctive wooden trays and illustrated packaging make us instantly recognisable on-shelf. We continue to grow in a sustainable way.  We now employ over 500 people across two thriving kitchens in London and Somerset. 




Bighams Global Gastronomy, 2 McNicol Drive


NW10 7AW

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Aug 2022