Coronavirus (COVID-19): to find out how we can support you with your apprenticeship including if you have been affected by redundancy, read our updated information.


We’re seeking a curious Engineering Apprentice to join us at the Hula Hoop factory in Ashby de la Zouch. The Engineering Apprentice will work closely with the site engineering team, the Line structures (in particular the Maintenance Leads) and external integrators to support and maintain the key business systems on-site.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 14 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Operating on a rotational shift pattern 6.00am - 2.00pm / 2.00pm - 10.00pm / 10.00pm - 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Long term the role is aligned to IWS and supports the Maintenance leads in terms of standing in, learning the DMS techniques and championing them
  • Coaching and encouraging team members to do basic mechanical tasks
  • We want the apprentice to develop and grow and be responsible for providing the Operations team with engineering expertise and support to reduce or eliminate downtime
  • This will be done both reactively (resolving breakdowns), proactively (carrying out Planned Maintenance and defect closeout) and through Continuous Improvement (small line changes and minor project work to deliver improvements)
  • Implement approved tasks in consultation with the Maintenance Leads and Area Engineering Manager and initiates corrective actions to reduce downtime and defects

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

Apprenticeship - Mechatronics Maintenance Technician (Standard) - Level 3 - At Derby College Roundhouse you will attend 1 day per week.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The successful applicant will complete a fully accredited BTEC national and NVQ Level 3 Engineering Systems - Electrical and Mechanical whilst gaining direct experience within a Leading European company. There is also the possibility to gain a Higher National Certificate or Foundation degree in Mechanical or Electrical/Electronics.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative


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

Things to consider

IWS Introduction IWS (Intersnack Work System) provides a fully integrated approach to optimise our Supply Chains. IWS is a major investment for all 28 Intersnack plants; it is not a project, it is a long term culture change and methodology – the Intersnack way of working.

About the employer

As one of the largest Snack manufacturers in the country KP Snacks are passionate about enriching people's lives with the very best savoury snacks. This we achieve not only through our unique blend of international expertise and local knowledge, but also through our innovative approach, outstanding quality and by striving for excellence in all areas.




Windy Ridge

Smisby Road


LE65 2BS

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider



Amy Hitch


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.