Engineering Apprenticeship PIOVAN UK LTD

We are looking for a person who wants to learn about the world of plastics. We are a global company with a turn over of 458 million last year. There are 14 production sites around the world with 43 service and sales branches. The role is UK based but for the right candidate, there could be opportunities to work around the world.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    After 6 months the wage will be reviewed

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday -Thursday 8:30 – 17:00 Friday 8:30 – 15:30

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

In the first two years, whilst gaining your apprenticeship qualifications, we will be looking at the areas that you may excel in. You will learn all about our equipment with training given here on site and also at our HQ in Italy.

We are seeking someone who can understand the technicalities and processes of our equipment which will stand them a good stead in any area of our business in either sales or the service side of the company.

Daily tasks will include, but not limited to:

  • Internal repairs of customer equipment.
  • Trials for customers.
  • Customer site visits for service of equipment.

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

You will be working on a block release programme in your first year where you will spend time at HWGTA based in Worcester and the remaining time in company.

In the achievement of the apprenticeship you will achieve a Level 3: Engineering Technician Mechatronics qualification, through the following certificates:

Foundation Competance: Practical learning in the workshop 

Development Competence: Classroom theory

Development Knowledge: Working through a portfolio in company with support from an allocated Training officer.

End Point Assessment: This will be through a compmay IET who will require an interview with you to obtain your Engineering apprenticeship qualification.

Functional SKills in maths and English, if required.

You will also achieve:

Fire safety certificate

First aid trainning

Residential trip 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

It all depends on you! There are opportunities in sales, service, software and technical support.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Strong Commitment, Time Management, Multi-work task management


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 Plus) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 Plus) Essential
Other French or Italian (Grade 4 Plus) Desired

Things to consider

They will be travel opportunities to Italy so a passport will be essential

About the employer

Employer Description Piovan Group is a world leader in the development and production of systems for the automation of production processes for the storage, transport and treatment of polymers, plastic and food powders. With our 90th year coming up we have a wealth of expertise and knowledge of the plastics industry. Our subsidiary is based in Bromsgrove and has been here for nearly 20 years supporting the UK and Ireland customers.







B60 3EU


Simon Woodd


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Training provider



Donna Harper Edwards

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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