National Apprenticeship Week: 6 to 12 February 2023

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Start your career in food today! Cranswick plc are working in partnership with HETA to offer placements to talented, aspiring Engineers. In addition, HETA organises various enhancement training sessions throughout the year which can include driver safety, guest speakers, Company tours and IAG sessions.

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

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Closing date: 29 Aug 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday. In years 2 & 3 the successful student will work on Cranswick’s shift pattern.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Positioning, assembling, installing and dismantling integrated electromechanical power and control systems
  • Carrying out planned, unplanned and preventative maintenance procedures on integrated plant and equipment
  • Replacing, repairing and/or removing components within integrated plant and equipment and ensure its return to operational condition
  • Diagnosing and determining the cause of faults within integrated electromechanical power and control systems

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

Students will be working on a 3 year apprenticeship, year 1 will be spent at the HETA training centre in either Hull or Scunthorpe (based on the apprentices preference) where they will complete the following training:

  • Multi-skilled workshop training including Maintenance, hand fitting and CAD
  • Specialist Mechanical training including Advanced Mechanical Maintenance, Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • A BTEC Level 3 Extended certificate in Engineering delivered one day a week
  • Years 2 and 3 will then be spent at the Cranswick Gourmet Bacon site in Sherburn in Elmet where they will work alongside our Maintenance team and gain hands on experience and training to further their knowledge
  • 1 day a week, completing a Level 3 technical qualification equivalent to A-Level standard. This includes theory lessons in Health & Safety, Engineering maths and Science
  • 4 days a week in our workshop completing a multi-skilled pathway. You will be working with our instructors to develop the knowledge skills and behaviours required of your apprenticeship standard

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the learner can be offered a full time contract with Cranswick PLC. In addition there may be progression opportunities through Higher Education which allow the learner to progress to a more senior role within the organisation

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 5 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Being an apprentice at Cranswick means you have access to great benefits: - A competitive salary upon being appointed with Cranswick - Access to our company benefits platform, whereby you receive discounts from high street retailers, supermarkets, attractions and many more - Enrolment into our company pension scheme once eligible - Cycle to work scheme - Access to financial support through our salary finance programme - Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

About the employer

Cranswick are one of the largest food manufacturers in the UK, with a turnover exceeding £1.7 billion, operating across 20 different facilities, employing over 13,000 people. Through shrewd growth and investment, the business has expanded from its original roots, to now supplying most of the major UK retailers and food service customers with a range of delicious premium, fresh and added-value food products. We are one of the largest employers within Hull and the East Riding and are on the lookout for bright, talented individuals to join our growing team.




1 Seafox Ct, Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds

LS25 6PL

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations 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: 29 Aug 2023