Multi Skilled Apprentice Engineer Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare International Ltd

Reckitt have a fantastic opportunity for 3 enthusiastic candidates to join the Nottingham site for a 3-year multi-skilled apprenticeship programme. During this time, you will become proficient in Mechanical, Electrical and Control Systems giving you a varied engineering background in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Starting Salary £16,000 Reviewed Annually Plus Shift Pay where applicable Holiday allowance is 25 days plus bank holidays rather than the statutory minimum of 20 days plus bank holidays.

  • Working week

    Year 1 could be days, or 2 shifts based (8-hour AM and PM shifts) Year 2 will be 2 shifts based (8-hour AM and PM shifts) Year 3 could be 2 shifts based (8-hour AM and PM shifts) or 3 Shift Based inc nights

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

The Engineering team includes Manufacturing Technicians who are line-based Engineers predominantly on our fast paced highly automated Nurofen and Strepsils packaging lines and specialist support Technicians covering Manufacturing to Packing and Site Services.

You will be given a structured training pack which you will work through during your apprenticeship, and you will be given various work placements to gain the skillset required to come out of your time a well-rounded engineer

Day to day tasks will include:

  • Developing a safety and quality mindset first and foremost developed by working closely with all functions
  • Prioritising Engineering Tasks
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment
  • Maintaining electrical equipment and systems

Additional training will be provided outside of the apprenticeship programme to include:

  • All the relevant Safety and Quality Training to operate successfully in a Pharmaceutical Environment.
  • Role specific basic and advanced electric training
  • SAP, Continuous Improvement (CI and Six Sigma) and other softer skills (Presentation Skills, Impact and Influence etc other systems associated with pharmaceutical manufacturing

What will apprentices study?

Core Knowledge:

 A Technician will understand:

  • first principles relating to the operation and maintenance of appropriate plant and equipment
  • relevant industry health and safety standards, regulations, and environmental and regulatory requirements
  • maintenance and operational practices, processes and procedures covering a range of plant and equipment
  • the relevant engineering theories and principles relative to their occupation

Core Skills:

A Technician will apply their knowledge of plant and systems to safely perform maintenance and operational activities with minimum supervision. This will require them to:

  • comply with industry health, safety and environmental working practices and regulations
  • locate, and rectify faults on plant and equipment
  • communicate with and provide information to stakeholders in line with personal role and responsibilities
  • read, understand and interpret information and work in compliance with technical specifications and supporting documentation
  • prepare work areas to undertake work related activities and reinstate those areas after the completion of the work related activities
  • inspect and maintain appropriate plant and equipment to meet operational requirements
  • assess and test the performance and condition of plant and equipment
  • communicate, handover and confirm that the appropriate engineering process has been completed to specification

The training you will be getting


Embedded qualification:

Embedded qualification to ensure all knowledge is provided (Diploma in Engineering Technology)

Training will be delivered one day per week, term time, and is based at The Highfield site and facilities are in creation to enrich the student experience, developing them with the necessary skills using industry recognised equipment to ensure the apprentice receives training closely matched to the employer’s and industry

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A permanent role may be offered at the end of and successful completion of the Apprenticeship Programme.

Roles could include: -

  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Shift Technician
  • Asset Care Technician
  • C&I Technician
  • Site Services Technician

Our apprenticeship programme is designed to enable us to recruit to a career path and to a specific end role.  Details of career paths and options will be shared with each apprentice by the company mentor.  For applicants with the right attitude the opportunities are real.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English, maths & a science subject (Grade minimum 4 or C or Level 2 pass) Essential

Things to consider

The applicants must be able to travel to the workplace and college according to working hours and show a commitment to learn and to attend college on a day release basis.

About the employer

The Reckitt purpose is to protect, heal and nurture in in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. Here on the Nottingham site we manufacture, pack and distribute products to a global market including, Nurofen, Strepsils (Mucinex – a product not sold in the UK), and Optrex. There are circa 800 employees on site here at Nottingham and we operate on a shift working basis in a GMP (good manufacturing practice) environment which is highly regulated.


Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare International Ltd


D95 - Factory

1 Thane Road


NG90 2DB

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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


Nottingham College Apprenticeship Team

0115 9457260

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

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