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Multi Skilled Engineering Apprentice - MOET Level 3 SMURFIT KAPPA UK LTD

We are looking to build technical skills for the future and are looking for a multi-skilled engineering apprentice to join the existing maintenance team to support the Yate site operations by providing high quality and on time services for the production department that requires engineering specific knowledge and skills.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday TBC with some weekend working required

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We expect the apprenticeship programme to be provided by City of Bristol College to ultimately obtain a Level 3 Engineering Technician Standard of Apprenticeship covering both electrical and mechanical disciplines.  Once the training element is complete successful apprentices will have an ability to understand electrical drawings to fault find, have a working understanding of PLCs, Drives, Hydraulics and Pneumatics.


The engineering apprentice role involves carrying out both planned maintenance work and attending to machine breakdown repairs, using both electrical and mechanical skills.  In addition the engineering apprentices will have a role in reviewing existing systems and advising on methods that could improve operations. 

Main duties will include:

  • Learn and develop behaviours that drive a health and safety culture to create a healthy and risk free working environment.
  • Demonstrate the right attitude and behaviours to succeed in the engineering apprenticeship programme.
  • Learn and develop core behaviours:
  • Act with integrity – be respectful to others
  • Work as one team, whilst focus on doing it better.
  • Ensure compliance to policies, rules and procedures.
  • Work with internal mentors and external trainers to meet the assessment criteria of the multi-skilled engineering apprenticeship programme on time and to the required standard.
  • Commit to personal and team development through application of the Performance Development Plan.
  • Provide up to date high standard and accurate records of your work throughout the programme which will be subject for review and assessment.

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

Maintenance and operations engineering technician Level 3



What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibility to take Multi-Skilled Engineer position once qualified

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Enthusiastic, Flexible, Committed


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Engineering and Technology (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
A Level or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Things to consider

Uniform will be provided, Working with machines, Canteen available onsite, free parking, 25 days holiday a year excluding bank holidays.

About the employer

Smurfit Kappa is a world leader in paper based packaging and is the European leader in containerboard, solid board, corrugated and solid board packaging. The organisation strives to be a customer orientated, market led company which satisfies the personal development of its employees.




Woodward Avenue



BS37 5AP

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Training provider



Apprenticeship Team


Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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