The maintenance engineer apprentice will ensure that the facilities, equipment and machinery is efficiently and effectively maintained in a safe and cost effective manner which maximises the the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Adhering to all health and safety legislation, site rules and company guiding principles.

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Closing date: 05 Aug 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    20 days holiday increasing with service to 25 days, plus 8 bank holidays

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 4.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Carry out tasks in accordance with all company policies and procedures developed to reach the goal of zero harm
  • Exposure to the development of, and adherence to risk assessments, to deliver safe systems of work
  • Report incidents/injuries and action root cause fixes
  • Identify, classify, control and eliminate hazards
  • involved in the development of safety improvement plans for the team as part of continuous improvement
  • Action and address issues identified through internal/external audits
  • Maintain a safe work environment with a high standard of housekpeeping
  • Carry out planned inspections/audits to ensure orderliness standards are understood, achieved and sustained
  • Ensure the correct segregation of waste
  • Ensure the equipmet pre - start checks are carried out in compliance with set standards
  • Exposure to costs of consumables, supplies and material usage
  • Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice maintenance stragetgy, systems, processes and prodcedures to improve equipment reliability
  • Trouble shoot equipment/process problems to root cause in conjuction with team members to ensure rapid resolutions of problems and ensure team members learn from the experience

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

  • This is a four year apprenticeship and you will achieve level three Engineering Technician qualification - Mechatronics pathway
  • The successful apprentice will attend the training provider, 2.5 days per week for the first two years, at In-Comm Training Services in Telford, TF3 3AJ

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Full time position as Facilities Engineer, and further development within the company for the right candidate, dependent on business needs

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 9-4) Desired

About the employer

SINCE 1974 NORTHWOOD HAS EVOLVED FROM A HUMBLE PAPER SALES START-UP, TO A MARKET LEADER OFFERING OUR CUSTOMERS A SUSTAINABLE AND FULLY INTEGRATED SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTION. We manufacture the paper products that make a real difference to those working across a number of sectors including education, leisure, food & catering, commercial, industrial and healthcare.




Northwood House

Stafford Park 10



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Training provider



Georgia Davies

07341 126683

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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