Cargill- Level 3- Site Service Engineering Apprenticeship CARGILL PLC

This role will be to assist the Site Services Coordinator to provide day to day operations of all site services equipment during allocated shift periods. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full time employment and progress to higher level qualifications. Assist the engineering and operations management teams to ensure safe plant, safe systems of work and a safe working environment is achieved and maintained in compliance to the higher of local, national, European or corporate standards.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 08:00am - 04:30pm. Friday, 08:00am - 12.30pm

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    09 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Responsible for site services equipment including:

  • Site refrigeration plant
  • Thermal oil heating systems
  • Compressed air systems
  • Steam generating systems
  • Air handling systems
  • Water treatment
  • Legal compliance and record keeping for all services -  water/air/electricity Utilities Plant specific legislation Legionella (Boiler Operation, LV and HV distribution)
  • Pressure Systems
  • Emergency Lighting and Fire System, etc
  • To ensure there is clear and consistent communication and leadership of shift operations, including downtime monitoring and targeting, tasks and resource planning and scheduling, auditing and management of process check sheets, maintaining of food safe environment, housekeeping and safety standards leadership and auditing, management and control of contractors and suppliers, engineering permits and shift hand-over coordination
  • To ensure correct use of the Maximo CMMS across allocated shifts, including timely and accurate information input and use of diagnostic tools to review and optimise plant performance
  • Work with the engineering management team and Engineering Coordinator to develop and implement a sustainable maintenance best practice regime across the site to maximise plant reliability, efficiency and safety

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

This 4 year programme will include:

  • Engineering Basic Skills training – off the job full-time at Make UK in Aston, Birmingham
  • NVQ Level 3 in Engineering
  • A Technical Certificate (BTEC Diploma Level 3 in Engineering)
  • In-house training in line with your requirements

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • At the end of your apprenticeship, you may become a Service Engineer

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Communication skills, Organisation skills, Practically Minded, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

Be aware that since this is a food manufacturing plant, strict health & safety and food hygiene will be always adhered to

About the employer

Cargill’s 155,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive. We combine 155 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture. For more information, visit and our News Center. CarVal Investors, an independently managed subsidiary of Cargill, is a leading global alternative investment manager focused on distressed and credit-intensive assets and market inefficiencies. Since 1987, their experienced team has navigated through ever-changing credit market cycles, opportunistically investing $98 billion in 5,300 transactions across 76 countries. Today, CarVal Investors has approximately $10 billion in assets under management in both credit and real estate strategies. Cargill operates a state-of-the-art further chicken processing plant in Wolverhampton, producing breaded and battered chicken products for a leading quick service food restaurant chain. The site opened in 1995 and employs people across its production, new product development and commercial teams. The plant boosts a modern and spacious production environment and a knowledgeable and experienced team to best serve the needs of its customers. The 13 acre site has the capacity to produce up to 19000 tonnes of product per year.




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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023