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Engineering Apprentice (Multi- Skilled) Food and Drink MOY PARK LIMITED

To undertake a formal, structured apprentice training programme over 4/5 years with the objective of qualifying as a Multi-Skilled Food and Drink Maintenance Engineer on completion of the apprenticeship programme.

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Closing date: 29 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Remainder of time in the work place Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm / 9am to 5pm (36.4 hours per week) moving onto continental day shifts by year 3. (Shifts to be confirmed) and Continental days and nights in year 4

    Total hours per week: 36.4

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To complete a programme of training to be conducted by the appropriate engineering training organisation.
  • Electrical installation, electrical maintenance, electrical testing and PLC’s.
  • To become proficient in the application and use of a wide range of machine tools including, but not restricted to turning and milling, grinding and drilling.
  • Carry out planned work including PM’s, predictive maintenance, calibrations, routine inspections, projects.
  • Attend breakdown repairs.
  • Plus additional duties.


Please note, you will need to attend an assessment in Birmingham on Wednesday 29th June 2022. All travel costs will be covered by the employer.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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

You will undertake four years of multiskilled maintenance engineering tailored to the food and drink manufacturing industry.

You will gain a level 3 City and Guilds Diploma in Food and Drink Maintenance.

You will undertake and complete a series of food and drink workbooks as part of your in company assessment.

At the end of your apprenticeship you will undertake an “End Point Assessment” with an independent body to validate your apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Fully Qualified Food and Drink Maintenance Engineer

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Confident, Enthusiastic


GCSE or equivalent any subject (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent any subject (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

First year – 18 weeks Block Release at college (3 x 6 Week Blocks) 9am to 5pm. Second year – 18 weeks Block Release at college (3 x 6 Week Blocks) 9am to 5pm Third year – 18 weeks Block Release at college (3 x 6 Week Blocks) 9am to 5pm. Fourth year – Revision Blocks at college

About the employer

Moy Park is one of the UK’s top 15 food companies, Northern Ireland’s largest private sector business with over 12,000 employees and is one of Europe’s leading poultry producers. With 12 processing and manufacturing units in Northern Ireland, England, France and the Netherlands, the company processes over 300 million birds per year, in addition to producing around 200,000 tons of prepared foods per year.




Blenheim Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire


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Training provider



Lisa McDonnell

Apprenticeship standard

Food and drink maintenance engineer

Level 3 (A level)

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