This vacancy is for an Apprentice Mechatronics Engineer based in Burnley. The broad purpose of the occupation is Repairing or maintaining, all electrical and mechanical equipment within or around the SACO buildings. It also includes completing pre-scheduled preventative maintenance.

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

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Working week to be confirmed at interview

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an apprentice you will be trained to assist with and perform installation and maintenance tasks in order to ensure the effective operation of various electrical and mechanical equipment.

The main responsibilities of an Apprentice Mechatronics Engineer are:

  • Maintaining machinery and equipment
  • Trouble shooting issues to maintain productivity
  • Repairing faults in machinery and equipment

Training Plan:

  • First Year - Block release, off the job training at selected Training Provider
  • Second Year - On completion of first year block release, training to continue at SACO under supervision of the Electrical Maintenance Manager, consisting of developing skills learned in the first year and learning additional skills such as machine isolation, problem solving & permit to work procedures. (One day release at selected Training Provider)
  • Third Year - Additional training given in the above areas, plus additional skills such as, press or plant repairs/breakdowns, assembly, injection moulding and blow moulding machine repairs or rebuilds
  • Fourth Year - Training will continue with exposure to all factory equipment, working more independently, gaining more experience, and becoming competent in all areas

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

  • L2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing (Foundation Competence)
  • L3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competencies) Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
  • L3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

Optional Qualifications available upon completion:

  • B-Tec Level 4 (Higher National Certificate)
  • B-Tec Level 5 (Higher National Diploma)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Apprentice Mechatronics Engineer work in high-tech, dynamic environments using state of the art equipment
  • They are inventors, designers and problem solvers, people who make a difference to the way we live. As trained professionals, engineers are well paid and highly respected. Many get top jobs and even run their own companies. If you enjoy working as part of a team, like solving problems and have a practical flair, you will find engineering has a lot to offer

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Technical Mind, Interested in Engineering, Good Time-Keeping, Strong Work Ethic


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent ICT (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Things to consider

Please do not contact Company direct. PLEASE NOTE; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

About the employer

SPECIALIST ANODISING COMPANY LTD are Industry leaders in the design and manufacturing of caps and shrouds for the cosmetic industry and more. With over 1500 standard caps and shrouds SACO offer one of the largest standard ranges in the world. Their skilled design team strives to add new designs to our standard range every year to meet the market trends.




Progress Works

Elm Street, Burnley

(Factories 2,3)

BB10 1DA

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Training provider



Grace Gardner


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply online at quoting the reference number of the vacancy you are interested in. If you have already applied online please call 01254 546 59 and we can add the vacancy to your current application form.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2023