The apprentice will work with a team to learn how to ensure the continued running of the plant equipment and remains in a safe and serviceable condition. Also to be involved where applicable in the maintaining of the laboratory and office facilities.

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

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Closing date: 04 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, between 8am - 4pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Main Duties:

  • Ensure that the plant operates safely Identify and implement actions to optimise the operations of the plants
  • Deal with ad hoc breakdowns
  • Complete all preventative/planned maintenance
  • Attend College when required
  • Carry out preventative and corrective maintenance on equipment.
  • To ensure all machinery and services are in working order and ready for production after maintenance periods.
  • Ensure the plant operates safely.
  • Liaise with Store Manager/Supervisor daily.
  • Record keeping of engineering tasks via the MaintainX system.
  • Complete works to a high standard.
  • Deal with workloads and breakdowns in a timely manner.
  • Work with and learn from existing site teams
  • To get involved with all areas of engineering tasks to further your own site knowledge.
  • To fulfil educational requirements as part of the Apprenticeship scheme.
  • Complete works to a high standard Deal with all breakdowns in a timely manner

Desirable if the learner has:

  • Flexible approach to shifts (including occasional weekend works) IT SYSTEMS
  • General Knowledge of MS Office, outlook and some web based application exposure
  • Adhere to Company H&S policies and procedures at all times
  • Report any breaches of H&S via the Companies reporting system & directly to the Store Manager/Supervisor
  • Good understanding of the requirements to work in a safe manner and mitigation of risks whenever needed

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 the NCTC.
  • Functional skills will be studied if equivalent qualifications are not held.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The opportunity to progress to a full engineer position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Number skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4-9) Desired

Things to consider

You may be required to undertake other duties from time to time as we may reasonable require which fit within your skills and experience. Work outside, can be quite dusty. Location of company is rural so please carefully consider travel options. Is comfortable working at heights and in confined spaces.

About the employer

We are a grain storage facility. A cooperative owned by our farmer members. We take in grain, store, condition it, dry it if necessary and keep until it is sold. We have 4 sites Balsham, Linton, Kettering and Stratford Upon Avon. The Balsham site is the biggest and stores 250,000 tonnes of grain. The grain comes in on lorries and is weighed and tested, then unloaded and moved to the correct silo for the grade and stored at the correct temperature.




Camgrain Ltd, London Road, Balsham


CB21 4HH

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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: 04 Mar 2024