Engineering Advanced Apprentice BAKKAVOR GROUP PLC

Our Engineers are problem solvers who ensure that all production runs smoothly and that Bakkavor delivers to its customers – would you like to join us? If you have a knack for problem-solving with a methodical mind, then our Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering is an ideal opportunity to launch you into a rewarding career.

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

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Closing date: 23 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Increasing to: £22,000 in year 2, £28,000 in year 3 and £33,000 in year 4

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 08:30 to 17:00 initially. Apprentices will move onto the site engineering pattern in the future.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • You will learn how to maintain machinery and equipment and find and resolve faults to optimise production levels.
  • You will conduct planned and predictive maintenance to prevent issues occurring, as well as reactive maintenance, responding to breakdowns.
  • You will also contribute to the installation and decommissioning of equipment.
  • You will work as part of a team or alone, depending on the task - On a daily basis you will interact with other technicians and engineers, as well as with operational and site teams, and colleagues from Technical, Development, Finance & Planning.
  • You will get involved in technical performance reviews and continuous improvement activities.
  • You will learn how to employ engineering practices that ensure food safety in line with food safety legislation, keeping machinery and equipment running to meet production needs and outputs.
  • You will ensure that our practices comply with food safety, health and safety, environmental, sustainability, and engineering regulations and standards, as well as taking account of business operation considerations such as cost and service level agreements.

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

  • You can expect to attain a Food and Drink Maintenance Engineer level 3 standard.
  • A great part of our programme is that all of our Engineers from all of our sites get to learn together at one of the UK's leading Engineering colleges. We do this using a six week block release and residential model. This is 3 x 6 week training blocks every academic year. Accommodation, food and travel is paid for by the company. Everyone gets individual secure accommodation and safeguarding measures are in place.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • At the end of your programme, if you have successfully completed your apprenticeship and achieved the performance targets that we have set for you, then you are guaranteed a permanent role with us as an engineer.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English + 3 others in any subject (Grade A* - C or 9 - 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths with minimum of (Grade A* - C or 9 - 5) Essential

About the employer

We're the biggest name you've never heard of! You've probably eaten our food- you just didn't realise it. Because as global leaders in the fresh prepared food industry, we create innovative products, including meals, soups, dips, salads, desserts, pizzas and bread for customers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose in the UK. We're ambitious. We're full of ideas and we're ready for more people who share our passion for quality food to join us. Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. We are number one in the UK in the four product categories of meals, salads, desserts, and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy, and convenient food. We have over 19,000 employees, our headquarters are in London and we have 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.




Bakkavor Desserts

2 Bolton Close

Isleport Business Park



Donna Finney

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Food and drink maintenance engineer

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 23 Apr 2023