Maintenance Apprentice Avalon Plastics Ltd

Avalon Plastics have a wonderful opportunity for a mature enthusiastic person to join this supportive company as a Maintenance Apprentice. This will include all planned maintenance and compliance.

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Closing date: 07 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5.81 per hour for the initial 12 months then an age-appropriate salary plus an unsociable hours allowance of an additional 54p per hour.

  • Working week

    Shift work, Monday to Friday either 6am - 2pm, or 2pm - 10pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Planned preventative maintenance to plant
  • Daily / Weekly Compliance
  • Cross-functional Training across other departments

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

Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard:

  • One day per week at college
  • Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Could progress to:

  • Level 4 Progression route
  • Permanent role with the employer
  • Annual Increase of hourly rate of pay with a view to achieving skilled market rates after successful completion of apprenticeship and demonstrable skills

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


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

About the employer

Originally established in the 1940's, through the generations Avalon Plastics has developed and grown to become the most successful trade plastic injection moulding & tooling business in the South West of England. 130 Employees and a 24/7 Operation.


Avalon Plastics Ltd


Morlands Road

Morlands Enterprise Park



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Training provider



Suzie Drew

01458 844419

Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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