Multi Skilled Engineering Apprentice STATESIDE FOODS LIMITED

Stateside Foods is a leading Food Manufacturer offering an excellent working environment and great prospects. As a Multi Skilled Engineering Apprentice, you will learn both Mechanical and Electrical engineering before moving to a programme of working on site for a global organisation to support and work with an experienced engineering team.

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

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay is being reviewed and will increase annually

  • Working week

    Year 1 working pattern: Monday - Friday at Waterside Training 8.45am - 4.30pm Year 2 onwards: Based at site working a shift pattern to suit Company needs

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

As an apprentice you will be learning:

* Mechanical principles and techniques

* Electrical principles and techniques

* Practical workshop based activities in mechanical machining

* Practical workshop based activities in electrical wiring & testing

* Health & Safety training

* Practical training courses including manual handling, welding,         hydraulics and pneumatics, abrasive wheels, gears & rig training

* Academic classes to support your learning and qualification

The training you will be getting

Apprentices will complete a programme of both theoretical and practical learning over a four-year period. Initially, based at Waterside Training undertaking broad based training during year 1 in Electrical and Mechanical techniques before moving to a programme of working on site for a global organisation with experienced engineering technician's tackling “real life” activities. You will receive both vocational and academic training on and off site.

During the first year from September 24 to July 25 you will develop your skills and knowledge by attending Waterside Training Limited on a block release basis to carry out foundation training in Electrical and Mechanical techniques working from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Your academic training will run over the first two years from September 24 to July 26 on City & Guilds Diploma in Engineering giving both academic and workshop skills. 

Additional training will also be completed during your apprenticeship to cover the requirements of the programme such as Health & Safety Training, Lean Manufacturing and or specific training as advised by the company.

From July 25 you will commence your full site based training at Stateside Foods 4 days per week with day release to continue your academic training. Your site based work will allow you to achieve the Level 3 Science Industries Manufacturing Technician standard and you will continue to attend your company site for the remainder of your apprenticeship programme and can be qualified up to HNC Level.

Whilst on site, dependent on the company, you may work a shift pattern covering 12 hours shift pattern consisting of 4 on and 4 off including a set of night shifts.

Waterside will assign you a mentor/assessor to guide you through the apprenticeship and carry out six weekly reviews along with guiding you through your standards through portfolio building, behavioural logs, technical discussions, observations to check competency levels prior to embarking on the End Point Assessment.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

To work for a leading food manufacturer offering excellent working conditions and prospects. Part of a continually expanding business. Stateside Foods is committed to employee involvement and provides a variety of career development opportunities.

Employees are actively encouraged to express their views and contribute towards business improvement through our Continuous Improvement programme, and also through the company suggestion scheme. We recognise that our most important resource is our employees. We are committed to the development of our workforce and ensure that all employees gain the necessary skills to reach their full potential.

You will be a fully HNC qualified engineer with amazing prosepcts and opportunities of career development within the Company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Engineering (Grade 5) Desired

Things to consider

You must be able to travel to both Waterside Training in St Helens and Stateside Foods in Bolton to complete your apprenticeship and employment.

About the employer

Stateside Foods is a leading food manufacturer which is wholly owned subsidiary of the Frieberger Group. In business for over 25 years, Stateside Foods supplies leading food retailers with branded and own label chilled pizzas.




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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


Michelle Lewis


Apprenticeship standard

Science industry maintenance 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

Apply through Waterside Training Ltd Website, you will then be contacted by a member of staff and advised if your application has been successful. If your application is successful you will then be invited in for aptitude testing before moving to interview stages and selection.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Apr 2024