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Engineering Technician Apprentice GEA MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT UK LIMITED

We seek a dynamic engineer with an outgoing personality to become an internal technical sales engineer and product specialist. This business unit offers several key process technologies for the many liquid process industries.

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Closing date: 25 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    4% bonus – globally aligned scheme Private medical insurance Group income protection Death in service benefit Pension scheme – company contribution up to 5% when employee contributes 4%

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 37.5hrs - Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

·       Intensive theoretical product training both on and off site e.g., at factories or installed locations

·       Practical training, in house and on site

·       Technical selection training – engineering tools etc.

·       Process training (general processes and the application of our equipment)

·       Fluid dynamics training applicable to our technologies and processes 

·       P&ID training – what they are, how to read and develop

·       Support technical sales team with customer technical and commercial proposals

·       Support the sales managers with sales and technical support

·       Specific product training objectives e.g., create a presentation and deliver to our team or a customer

·       Basic electrical knowledge including field bus systems

·       Basic automation training. Understanding the application of our technologies and how automation is integral to its operation

·       Health and Safety knowledge both in the office and when working on site

·       Understanding the portfolio

·       Maintaining a structured and logical approach to working with good housekeeping practices for paperwork / mails etc.

·       Understanding GEA’s sales software tools (e.g. SAP, CRM etc).

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


Day release will be at Warrington & Vale Royal College.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

External sales manager

Internal sales department manager

Service sales engineer or manager

Around our organisation, there are many other roles which could be of interest years down the line.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4 or above) Essential

Things to consider


About the employer

GEA is one of the world's largest suppliers of systems and components to the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. The international technology group, founded in 1881, focuses on machinery and plants, as well as advanced process technology, components, and comprehensive services. With more than 18,000 employees working across five divisions and 62 countries, the group generated revenues of more than EUR 4.7 billion in fiscal year 2021. GEA plants, processes, components and services enhance the efficiency and sustainability of production processes across the globe. They contribute significantly to the reduction of CO2 emissions, plastic usage and food waste. In doing so, GEA makes a key contribution toward a sustainable future, in line with the company’s purpose: "Engineering for a better world".




Leacroft House

Leacroft Road, Birchwood



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Training provider



F Hennessey

01925 494283

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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