Engineering Apprenticeship MUNTONS PLC

An Engineering Apprenticeship is required (Level 3). The candidate will progress through general workshop duties, such as: assisting existing engineers, undertaking supervised tasks, working unsupervised on routine tasks and work unsupervised on planned and unplanned engineering tasks.

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

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Closing date: 15 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm. Flexible hours with some shift work and extended hours during Apprenticeship. Site operates 24/7 engineering cover.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day


  • To provide a dynamic and proactive response to engineering breakdowns, in order to maximise production and minimise unplanned plant downtime
  • To communicate on a daily basis with the engineering team to ensure established priorities are dealt with in a co-ordinated approach
  • To communicate at all times with production and shift managers to ensure priorities are actioned accordingly and update on the status of plant
  • To maintain correct health and safety standards at all times, following company policies and procedures and taking a generally responsible and proactive approach to safety at all times
  • To work on small projects and installations as required
  • To assist project teams as required
  • To undertake existing planned maintenance routines and identify new routines that will maximise equipment availability
  • To participate in all aspects of maintenance work associated with plant shutdowns in all areas of production
  • To work flexibly and respond to the changing demands of the work  adapting to new work routines and practices accordingly

Key competencies will be:

  • Ability to demonstrate a genuine interest in C&I and engineering
  • Problem solving/improvement driven attitude
  • A flexible attitude to a range of tasks and work situations
  • A clear and confident communicator
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team

The training you will be getting

  • The learner will be studying the Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • Day release to West Suffolk College
  • Functional Skills in maths and English will be studied, if equivalent qualifications are not held

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On satisfactory completion of training, depending on performance, attainment, attitude and if there is a business need for an engineer an offer of employment may be made
  • We are particularly looking for future control and instrumentation or condition monitoring team members. Follow on FE training may be available for the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English and Science (Grade 5-9) Essential

Things to consider

We are particularly looking for future Control & Instrumentation or Condition Monitoring team members. Follow on FE training may be available for the right candidate.

About the employer

Muntons is a leading supplier of malts and malted ingredients to the food and drinks industry worldwide.They have a 45 Acre site, are open 365 days a year, have a 24/7 manufacturing facility supplying 90+ different countries.




Muntons plc


IP14 2AG

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Training provider


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

Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 15 Jan 2024