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ASDA Engineering Advanced Level Apprenticeship ASDA STORES LIMITED

Asda is looking to introduce a brand-new Engineering Apprenticeship program across multiple distribution centres, starting in January 2023. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to earn while they learn and gain relevant employment experience to ensure a successful career long term in Automation engineering.

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Closing date: 31 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.00am - 4.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To learn how to keep the automated warehouse running efficiently and provide an efficient and cost-effective service
  • To develop the knowledge and skills required to take preventative and corrective action for the maintenance of the automation
  • To learn how to monitor and correct the systems performance daily
  • To know and understand the range of equipment both past and present
  • To know and practice the company’s procedures related to the role through standard work instructions and procedures
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other Asda/Supplier departments both in the UK and abroad if problems arise
  • Ensuring Planned Preventative Maintenance is completed in line with the Computerised Maintenance System
  • Ensuring all information is captured on the computerised maintenance system, including booking spares, time, and machine and fault information
  • Confirm that all reactive and preventative maintenances are filled in correctly and in a timely manner. Include parts usage, engineer time, downtime, complete description of fault and resolution
    servicing, repairing and fault diagnosis of all equipment
  • Identify future projects and enhancements to improve throughput and capacity and reduce downtime (Continuous Improvement)
  • Implementation of agreed improvements
  • Identifying spares and replacement machine parts to ensure limited downtime
  • Ensure minimum stock levels are maintained and all orders placed through relevant personnel.
  • Ensuring a good level of housekeeping of all automated areas is maintained
  • Adhering to all health and safety requirements - including writing specific risk assessments and safe working procedures
  • Ensure all contractors are signed in, a control of contractor document is completed, and that the contractors are monitored and if required, supervised

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

  • Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Training will be delivered block release to NWSLC college
  • This will be 2 weeks every 10 weeks
  • Level 2 Foundation Competence qualification
  • Level 3 Development Competence qualification
  • Level 3 Development Technical Knowledge qualification
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking end point assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A full-time role as an engineer at one of our ASDA sites.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Time Management


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English & Science (Grade C-A* / 4-9) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 1 or equivalent electrical and mechanical engineering (Grade Pass) Desired

About the employer

Founded in the 1960s in Yorkshire, Asda is one of Britain’s leading retailers. Dedicated colleagues serve customers from our network of stores and online services, including supercentres, superstores, supermarkets, Living stores, petrol filling stations and depots across the UK. More than 18 million people shop with Asda every week and 98% of UK homes are served by




Asda Distribution Centre IDC. 1, Hunter Boulevard, Lutterworth

LE17 4XN

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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