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Engineering Apprentice Valeo Snackfoods

To train as a Multi-Skilled Engineer, by undertaking a structured apprenticeship program of academic study and workshop skills in order to gain the required skills and knowledge to support the requirements of the engineering department.

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Closing date: 17 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday -Friday rotating shifts 6AM -2PM, 2PM - 10PM

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Observing, learning and understanding a wide range of engineering skills across both mechanical and electrical applications and processes whilst under the supervision of qualified staff
  • To maintain the highest standards in housekeeping, adopting a clean as you go policy
  • To demonstrate the skills and processes learned by working independently or as part of a team
  • To undertake tasks as instructed, thereby increasing the overall contribution to the engineering department
  • Learning and understanding the importance of Health and Safety within the workplace
  • To learn how to maintain workshop equipment and to keep it in good repair
  • To maintain ongoing records over the duration of the apprenticeship period, recording all work which has to be assessed
  • To support with breakdowns site wide
  • To support with planned maintenance, breakdown and other engineering issues
  • To maintain and to ensure general good housekeeping in the workplace
  • Undertake a full academic and work based programme of study towards the required apprenticeship qualification
  • Learning mechanical and electrical engineering skills

  • Supporting qualified colleagues with the provision of a first-class engineering service site-wide



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

For this apprenticeship the learner will complete the Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard. There are 2 pathways to choose from :  Electrical and Mechanical.

The apprentice will learn, work, earn and achieve a qualification all at the same time.

To achieve the apprenticeship they will complete the following:

An industry designed and recognised apprenticeship
End Point Assessment (Knowledge Test, Practical Observation and Technical Interview)
The apprentice will work towards the following Functional Skills:

Mathematics up to Level 2
English up to Level 2
Learners who have already achieved GCSEs (A-C or equivalent) in Maths and English may be exempt from Functional Skills.

The apprenticeship is mainly work based, with one day per week in Selby college. The apprentice may also be required to attend College for functional skills if needed.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Prospects are a full time position at the end of the apprenticeship plus further training opportunities and development.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Flexible, Collaborative, Focused, Energetic, Proactive, Decisive, Strong retention, Diligent


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English and Science (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

Experience within a working environment, preferably engineering would be an advantage.

About the employer

As the leading UK and International independent manufacturer of sugar confectionery and supplier of private label products, we're proud of our Valeo name and to be part of the Valeo Foods Group. We keep years of heritage, traditional manufacturing and big flavours at the heart of our business, working around the clock to create the future of confectionery.


Valeo Snackfoods


Low Poppleton Lane


YO26 6BA

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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