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Engineering Apprentice MARS PETCARE UK

This is an exciting opportunity to join a 4-year Apprenticeship, where you will be working towards the Level 3 Food and Drink Maintenance Engineer qualification. You will take part in fantastic training courses and team building events, whilst tackling real challenges and taking on real responsibility.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 26 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The salary rises on completion of each academic year + annual bonus + benefits

  • Working week

    Shifts will be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

From your first day at Mars, you’ll get quality mentoring and coaching from our experienced associates, as well as:

  • Learning how to maintain our plant
  • Learning how to diagnose complex mechanical and electrical faults
  • Learning how to repair our equipment
  • Applying all relevant Mars quality and safety systems to ensure the safety of people and products is maintained
  • Working across various areas in our factory including Mechanical, Electrical and Utilities

​On successful completion of the Engineering Apprenticeship you will have demonstrated leadership, and the ability to take ownership and accountability for equipment, carry out complex fault diagnosis and repairs and provide technical coaching to others.

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

Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard - Food and Drink Maintenance Engineer:

  • OAL Level 3 Dip in Food and Drink Engineering Maintenance
  • EAL Level 3 NVQ Dip Engineering Maintenance
  • C&G 2382-18 Level 3 Award in The Requirements for Electrical Installations (18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential progression within the industry

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Interest in leadership, Desire to learn, Willing to travel


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4 or C) Desired

About the employer

Mars is a family-owned business with more than $35 billion in global sales. We produce some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Alongside our consumer brands, we proudly take care of half of the world’s pets through our nutrition, health and services businesses such as Banfield Pet Hospitals™, BluePearl®, Linnaeus, AniCura, VCA™ and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire our 125,000 Associates into taking action every day towards creating the world we want tomorrow.




Oak Tree Meadow

Blackworthy Road

Castle Cary


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Food and drink maintenance engineer

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Applications will be reviewed regularly and may close early if we receive a high number of applicants. We currently expect to hold our assessment days on 15th, 22nd and 29th March 2023.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 26 Feb 2023