Workshop & Installations Apprentice – Vending Services COIN-A-DRINK LTD

We are looking for a self-motivated and confident person who has great communication skills. Reporting to the Workshop Manager, this is an in-office-based apprenticeship position; carrying out set up and testing of vending and coffee machines ready for customer installations, along with refurbishing and technically maintaining machine stock.

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Closing date: 05 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Once the apprenticeship has been completed the hourly wage would increase to £10.90 an hour.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 8.00am - 5.00pm with some flexibility but finish at 3.00pm every Friday. You never work weekends.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    09 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Prepare both new and refurbished vending and coffee machines to spec for each customer installation
  • Using our key set up and testing procedures, you will be responsible for testing electrical and mechanical compliance of each machine as well as setting up machines for planograms and recipes for hot drinks
  • Fault find and fix any issues or problems encountered and ensure thorough testing
  • Maintain our machines and spare stock through effective warehousing and excellent housekeeping standards
  • Take a proactive approach to completion of the apprenticeship programme, with the onus being on you to lead your learning with our support

The training you will be getting

  • Lean manufacturing operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required 


  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) 603/3589/0
  • ETCAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) 603/5151/2
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) 603/4344/8
  • OAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (Knowledge and Skills)
  • Ofqual number: 603/6783/0
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) 610/0180/6
  • Lean manufacturing operative / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Our company works with a huge range of clients and you will be key to us ensuring they experience exceptional service
from us. You will be involved in customer installations, communicating with our clients face-to-face on occasion.

We will give you all manner of support and you will receive ongoing training to complement your apprenticeship and improve your skills. All you will need to do is turn up to interview with your sparkling persona and convince us to hire you!

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Successful applicants will not only undertake an apprenticeship with us, but for the right candidate, it could be the basis of a long-term career with further progression available

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Coinadrink Limited has been providing a quality vending and refreshment service to businesses across the West Midlands and beyond since 1962. We supply a huge variety of equipment from tabletop coffee machines and water coolers to fully managed vending machines and Micro Markets. We boast a huge pool of advanced equipment that is sure to suit your requirements, Behind our equipment is a commitment to a quality, tailored vending service. Using technology combined with a personal touch to drive our operations, For over 60 years Coinadrink has been the “go-to” for quality workplace vending and refreshment solutions in and around the West Midlands. Our services represent valuable employee perks, which in turn can boost staff wellbeing, enhance productivity, and drive staff retention.








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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Natalie Marchewka

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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