Mechanical Maintenance Apprentice Engineer - Chesterton Factory Ibstock Plc

We're currently recruiting for a Mechanical Apprentice Engineer to join our team at our Chesterton Factory. This is a chance to train for a highly skilled role, gain nationally recognised qualifications and get paid while you learn! Upon completion, you will have attained the skills and knowledge to start your career as a maintenance Engineer.

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

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Closing date: 05 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £19,023.00

    In addition to this generous year 1 salary, you will receive annual pay reviews and access to the full Ibstock benefits package.

  • Working week

    In year 1 - at Make UK - Monday - Thursday 8am - 4.30pm and Friday 8am - 12.30pm From year 2, hours are dependent on specific factory requirements.

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000227803

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We are currently recruiting for a Mechanical Maintenance Apprentice Engineer to join our team at our Chesterton Factory in Newcastle-Under-Lyme.

Location:

  • 10 minute drive from Stoke-on-Trent City Centre
    25 minute drive from Crewe & Nantwich
  • 30 minute drive from Uttoxeter

The programme will take 4 years to complete gaining an Engineering Technician – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship.

The starting salary for this role is £19,023 per annum with yearly pay increases.

This programme offers you the chance to train for a highly skilled role, gain a nationally recognised qualification and get paid while you learn!
Upon completion of the programme you will have attained the skills and knowledge to start your career with Ibstock Group as a fully qualified Engineer.

During the first year you will attend MAKE UK Training School full time studying the BTEC Level 3 together with hands-on practical activities to complete your Level 2 Diploma. This first year will require you to stay in Birmingham during term time. (All travel and hotel costs are covered by Ibstock plc).

The Company:

WE ARE 200 years of history and over 2,300 employees strong. WE ARE a business loaded with opportunity and career progression. WE ARE innovators, designers, makers and engineers who manufacture and provide smart, efficient, and effective building products and solutions. 

Through our customer relationships, diverse building product range and solutions, we enable the creation of inspirational homes, places and spaces for us all to live and work better. With eight core product categories, underpinned by expert design and technical services, we work with architects, builders, merchants and the wider construction supply chain to build the face of Britain. 

We are fully committed to a net zero future and continue to invest in expertise and product development to manufacture more efficiently and sustainably. We pride ourselves on leading for new, innovative and sustainable products and solutions, both for today and for a new era of building.

What will you be doing?

  • As a Mechanical Apprentice, you will be supporting the Engineers with the maintenance of the plant and equipment within the factory and undertaking preventative maintenance tasks
  • At college you will be studying subjects to give you the appropriate knowledge and skills to carry out these tasks such as Engineering Maintenance Procedures and Techniques, Applications of Mechanical Systems and Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems and Devices to name but a few
  • You will enter information into a planned maintenance system, and you will support the collection and analysis of production data, so computer skills will be essential
  • You will be responsible for familiarising yourself with Ibstock Policies and Procedures in your particular area, and to work within the Health and Safety parameters within the factory

The training you will be getting

You will be staying in Birmingham all week during your first year, in a hotel, with the other apprentices.

Together with invaluable commercial and practical experience, you’ll gain several academic and vocational qualifications throughout your time with us and Make UK, which are fully paid for, including: 

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) - Engineering Basic Skills training – off the job full-time
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) 
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) – BTEC Diploma or City & Guilds

During the first year you will attend Make UK Training School full time studying the BTEC Level 3 together with hands-on practical activities to complete your Level 2 Diploma. This first year will require you to stay in Birmingham during term time. (All travel and hotel costs are covered by Ibstock plc).

Once you have passed the Gateway Assessment you progress into your second and third years which is based at the factory with block release to Make UK to continue with your BTEC Level 3 Diploma.
During your fourth year you will be based in the factory full-time putting your newly gained skills and knowledge into practice and completing your Level 3 (DC) Diploma.

The final year also includes your End-Point Assessment which once successfully completed leads to your new role within Ibstock plc as a qualified Mechanical Maintenance Engineer.

In addition, you will also gain other industry relevant qualifications such as:

  • LEEA Accredited Lifting and Slinging

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon completion of the programme you will have attained the skills and knowledge to start your career with Ibstock Group as a fully qualified Maintenance Engineer.

From here, your future is your own, Ibstock will support you to reach your full potential. 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4 / C / Pass) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 / C / Pass) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (or other relevant subject) (Grade 4 / C / Pass) Essential
GCSE or equivalent ICT (Grade 4 / C / Pass) Desired

Things to consider

• It is essential that you have a practical hands-on approach to completing these tasks, and you will need good organisational skills to enable you to manage the range of tasks competing for attention. • A full UK driving licence is advantageous, with the flexibility to travel across the country if required. • You will be staying in Birmingham all week during your first year, in a hotel, with the other apprentices. • Once your apprenticeship has finished you may be expected to work shifts including nights

About the employer

WE ARE 200 years of history and over 2,300 employees strong. WE ARE a business loaded with opportunity and career progression. WE ARE innovators, designers, makers and engineers who manufacture and provide smart, efficient, and effective building products and solutions. Through our customer relationships, diverse building product range and solutions, we enable the creation of inspirational homes, places and spaces for us all to live and work better. With eight core product categories, underpinned by expert design and technical services, we work with architects, builders, merchants and the wider construction supply chain to build the face of Britain. We are fully committed to a net zero future and continue to invest in expertise and product development to manufacture more efficiently and sustainably. We pride ourselves on leading for new, innovative and sustainable products and solutions, both for today and for a new era of building.

Employer

Ibstock Plc

Address

Chesterton Factory

Audley Road

Newcastle-Under-Lyme

ST5 7ES

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Training

Training provider

EEF LIMITED

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

Contact

Make UK Recruitment Team

asrecruitment@makeuk.org

01213447900

Apprenticeship standard

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

To apply, follow the link to Ibstock's recruitment portal and apply directly to the company Think you can make a difference? WE ARE your future. Closing date: Tuesday 5th March. We recommend you getting your application submitted as soon as possible as we have the right to close this advert early. Planned Interview date: Weeks commencing 11th – 22th March

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

Apply now

Closing date: 05 Mar 2024