Multi-Skilled Engineering Apprenticeship INVISTA TEXTILES (U.K.) LIMITED

Through this apprenticeship you will become skilled in mechatronics, electrical and mechanical disciplines. Responsibilities will include scheduled and planned preventive maintenance on high-speed production and service equipment, fault-finding and reactive maintenance on all plant equipment in the event of breakdowns, etc.

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

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday: 7.30am to 4.00pm, Friday: 7.30am to 3.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    22 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Responsibilities will include:

  • Scheduled and planned preventive maintenance on high-speed production and services equipment
  • Fault finding and reactive maintenance on all plant equipment in the event of breakdowns
  • Workshop based activities including motor and winder repairs
  • Condition based monitoring on equipment
  • Programming control systems including PLC, SCADA & DCS

The training you will be getting

The first 12 months of the programme will be spent attending Gloucestershire Engineering Training College (GET) on a full-time basis to achieve a broad-based engineering introduction, NVQ at Level 2 and Technical Certificate Year 1.

In the subsequent 3 years the apprentices will have on site training at the INVISTA Gloucester site working alongside INVISTA’s skilled Technicians and Engineers with one day per week spent at GET. The apprentice will work towards and achieve a NVQ level 3 in Mechatronics Maintenance and Technical Certificate (in Year 2).

There is also the potential for the apprentices to complete a Higher National Certificate in Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Successful applicants will be supported in their learning and development by their supervisor and the operations/engineering teams. You will have opportunities for industrial training and access to global learning platforms to enable you to propel forward your career and professional development as an Engineer.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Interpersonal skills, Self Motivated


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science Subject (Grade 9-4) Essential

Things to consider

This programme is a great opportunity, however it will require a lot of hard work and dedication. Learners will be expected to work 2 or 3 qualifications at the same time and also contribute towards the maintenance team from the second year onwards.

About the employer

INVISTA is a global manufacturer of chemical intermediates, polymers, and fibers. From parts for the automotive industry to medical equipment, air bags, food packaging, carpet and clothing, our ingredients in the nylon 6,6 and polypropylene value chains help bring many of life’s essential products to market. A subsidiary of Koch Industries since 2004, INVISTA is committed to innovation and responsibly creating more value for its customers and society while consuming fewer resources to make these products. See the bigger picture at




Ermin Street





Naomi Johnson

01452 633218

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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: 31 May 2024