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Apprentice Design Engineer - Bolton WARBURTONS LIMITED

We are inviting Apprenticeship applications NOW in readiness for our selection events in February / March 2023. The Apprenticeship programme gives YOU the development and skill set you need for us to shape our future together.

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

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Closing date: 12 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 8.00am - 4.00pm and Friday 8.00am - 12.00pm whilst at college.

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Recipe.

The Apprenticeship provides the knowledge, skills and experience needed for the role of a Design Engineer. 

Once qualified you’ll support our Project Engineering department and site teams with machine assembly and overall production line factory design, process flow and manufacturing best practice, always with a keen focus on H&S, regulatory and legal requirements.

Typical things you can expect are:

  • A varied programme that involves, electrical, mechanical, maintenance and Design engineering
  • You’ll take on a real role with real responsibility and undertake challenging placements around the business
  • A structured 4-year Apprenticeship Programme
  • Varied learning through a mixture of college study and on the job training with your own personal Warburtons mentor
  • An apprenticeship that equips you to become a Design Engineer

At the end of your Apprenticeship, you'll have achieved your Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and you’ll be ready to enter into a permanent role with us. This route is just the start of your career and can open the door to many more opportunities. Family and values are what makes us different, and we are a proud bunch, join us and you too could be proud to be Warburtons.

Extra Dough.

At last and by no means yeast you will want to know what your breads worth.

  • A recognised development path and qualification to kick-start your career
  • £18,500 starting salary rising each year of your Apprenticeship 
  • Family time is important to us, so we’ll start you on 25 days paid holiday per year
  • New starter goodie box to welcome you to the family
  • Delicious fresh bakery products in our site kitchen daily
  • Onsite canteen with healthy food options (and chips)
  • Being part of a national team of Apprentices, supporting each other
  • Your own dedicated mentor throughout your Apprenticeship 
  • Continued development and 1-2-1 training designed especially for you
  • Working on sites with state-of-the-art technology, automation and new product development
  • Site social events, charity days and wellbeing initiatives
  • Award winning contributory pension scheme
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Retail Vouchers and online shopping offers including Warburtons discounted products

If you’re looking to kick-start your career within a fast paced, Industry leading family business that puts our people at the heart of it, then the journey starts here.

Key dates:

  • February 2023 applications will close - to avoid disappointment, we strongly advise you to apply now!
  • End of February 2023 successful candidates will be notified by email
  • Selection Events will be held from February/March 2023
  • September 2023 employment commences

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

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 2 Award for Foundation Phase Gateway Assessment
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

At the end of your Apprenticeship you'll have achieved your Level 3 qualification in Design engineering with the opportunity to be offered a full time position within Warburton's. This route is just the start of your career and can open the door to many more opportunities.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent ICT (Grade 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent 2 other subjects (Grade 9-4) Essential

Things to consider

The first year of training will be full time study (42 weeks) with our approved Training Provider, Midland Group Training Services in Coventry (CV1 2JG).

About the employer

Warburton's is the largest family-owned bakery business in the country, and employs around 4,500 people across 12 bakeries and 14 depots across the UK. Now Recognised as Britain's favourite bakery brand, Warburton's has doubled in size in the last decade alone to become a £500 million-a-year business. This means that more ethan a quarter of all bakery products consumed in the UK is produced by Warburton's.




Warburtons Ltd, Rear Of Bank House, Hereford Street



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 12 Feb 2023