Apprentice Engineering Operative Level 2 Berry Global

Are you looking to work for an award-winning global organisation, serving some of the largest well-known brands in the world? With over 250 sites across the world, Berry is a leader in innovation and sustainability. Studying the Level 2 Certificate in Engineering Operations, with the opportunity to progress to a Level 3 course.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You will spend up to 2 days a week in our Apprentice Academy classroom and workshop at Oakham, where you will learn theoretical and practical skills. For the remaining days you will be working on site in a team practising the skills you have learnt from the Academy.
  • The apprenticeship program is tailored to the specific needs of our learners and our business. Learning takes place in small groups by our dedicated Tutors, allowing you to learn with regular ongoing help and support.
  • You will be a member of a team supporting manufacturing machinery, equipment and facilities to ensure continuous production.
  • As part of the program, you will have opportunities to visit our other manufacturing sites and grow your skills and network.
  • We encourage our employees to develop within the business through mentoring and other development programs and training opportunities.

The training you will be getting

  • The apprentice will commence on a level 2 program as an Engineering Operative and complete units in electrical and mechanical disciplines.
  • Once the requirements of level 2 have been achieved, the Apprentice has the opportunity to progress to a level 3 pathway as an Engineering Fitter or follow a level 3 Polymer Technician pathway.
  • All theoretical and on the job training will be conducted at our Academy in Beccles.
  • The apprenticeship will follow national qualification standards and will be delivered in an inclusive environment by the academy, which is subject to inspections by Ofsted and external verification.

This standard requires the candidate to achieve BOTH of the following qualifications:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, which includes the development knowledge.  Awarding organisation, EAL GLH 750
  • Level 2 Certificate in Engineering Operations, which includes operational competence. Awarding organisation, EAL

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals who have the drive and motivation to learn the skills and competencies associated with engineering technologies. The apprenticeship will allow the individuals to grow with the business and lay the foundations for potential career progression.

  • Qualified Engineering Operative and Polymer Scientist
  • Progression to leadership positions
  • Further formal qualifications, HNC/HND
  • Degrees, both technical and business management
  • Opportunities to work in different locations, both as travel within your role or relocation
  • Potential options to work in different engineering disciplines and projects within the business, i.e. marketing, sales etc.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

We are committed to providing fairness in line with the Equality Act 2010 and will not discriminate any employee or job applicant, on the grounds of race, nationality or ethnic origins, gender, age, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, disability, gender reassignment.

About the employer

As a global leader, we are committed to achieving more for our environment, employees, and customers by prioritizing issues that offer the greatest potential to create long-term social, environmental, and economic value. We create innovative packaging and engineered products that we believe make life better for people and the planet. We do this every day by leveraging our sustainability leadership and innovation expertise to serve customers around the world. Harnessing the strength in our diversity of 47,000 global employees across more than 250 locations.


Berry Global


Sallow Rd

Weldon North Industrial Estate


NN17 5JX


Karen Griffiths

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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

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering 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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