Mechatronics Apprentice KANES FOODS LIMITED

Opportunity to work in a fast-paced food manufacturing business, covering mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic tasks. Supported by a team of highly knowledgeable engineers eager to share skills and experience and cultivate someone with a thirst for knowledge. The business is on a journey of change where you can relish in this success.

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Closing date: 15 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    In the first year time will be split between company and Training provider HWGTA based in Worcester. Shifts to be confirmed. Times of work: 08:30 - 16:30.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    23 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful candidate's role will be:

  • Working as part of a team of engineers, identifying first-stage issues surrounding plant and equipment
  • Identifying root causes and carrying out rectification work
  • Thinking on your feet to remedy issues quickly to get plant optimisation
  • Plant checks ensuring all equipment is within tolerances- amending and reporting where required
  • Working on current and new projects offering opportunities for improvements/upgrades and plant reliability

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

  • You will receive a training plan that is specific to your qualification, with sessions that are delivered through a combination of face-to-face and remote. – Engineering Technician: Mechatronics
  • Additional training for functional skills in English and maths will be undertaken if needed
  • Formal training is delivered at HWGTA, located in Worcester (WR4 9GN)

You will receive monthly visits from your assigned Learning and Development Specialist, who will set you work, monitor your development and wellbeing, and discuss training sessions.

They will also prepare you for your End Point Assessment to gain your Engineering Technician Level 3 qualification. There is also a five-day teambuilding residential trip that is held in the spring of each year.

In house Training:

  • Induction ( Allergen Awareness; Manual Handling; Health and Safety; Food Safety Level 1; Basic site rules); 
  • Lean Manufacturing ( Learning Book);
  • Food Safety Level 2;
  • The Dangers of Compressed Air;
  • Noise Awareness;
  • Working at Height;
  • Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome;
  • Hand tools;
  • Asbestos;
  • Various engineering procedures, for example, Engineering Repairs - Making Procedure;
  • Post Engineering Sign Back Procedure;
  • QMS 4.7.4F Engineering Daily Sign-Off;
  • QMS 4.7.5A Control of Materials;
  • QMS 6.6A CWorks (CMMS).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Fully skilled Mechanical/Electrical Engineers working within the food industry gaining experience and opportunity to grow within a large engineering function

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Patience, Strong Commitment, Time Management, Multi-work task management


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential

Things to consider

Travel to rural location - bus is provided from local train station, if required Travel to HWGTA in Worcester

About the employer

We are one of the UK’s leading producers of prepared meal solutions, supplying fresh stir-fry, salad bowls, dressings, sauces and prepared vegetables to the country’s biggest grocery retailers. Our Vision is to build a safe, secure and sustainable business, passionate about fresh produce and improving the health of the nation by making healthy, tasty, convenient meal solutions affordable for everyone.




Cleeve Road

Middle Littleton


WR11 8JS

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Training provider



Donna Harper Edwards

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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