Maintenance Engineering Technician Apprentice PREFERE RESINS UK LTD

Prefere Resins are looking to recruit a mechanically biased Engineering Apprentice. The successful candidate will need to be dedicated, reliable, hardworking, and enthusiastic with a genuine passion to develop a long-term career within a maintenance/engineering function.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 16:00

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Promote and maintain a positive HSE culture
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels within the organisation
  • Adhere to Company standards and procedures relating to PPE, dress code and personal hygiene ensuring working practices result in a safe and hygienic working environment
  • Ensure effective and relevant information is communicated to colleagues to eliminate misunderstandings and ensure good working relationships are maintained
  • Conduct handovers ensuring all relevant information is passed on and understood
  • To be an enthusiastic, positive, self-motivated and pro-active team member, committed to successfully achieving the goals and objectives of self, the Team and the Company, via a team working approach
  • Willing and prepared to support and help fellow team members, prepared to accept and adopt new challenges and changes in plan
  • Avoid conflict and build effective working relationships with others

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • Level 2 foundation competence training and Level 3 development knowledge training will take place at South West Durham Training on a day release model, to be determined

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A full-time role within the site engineering department

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Enthusiastic, Dedicated, Reliable, Hard Working


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

Things to consider

The employer is based in Newton Aycliffe and getting to work/SWDT on time is essential. Please state the mode of transport you would use to travel to work/SWDT.

About the employer

The Prefere Resins Group comprises of three business units, Prefere Phenolics, Prefere Melamines and Prefere Paraform which total 14 sites world-wide. The Newton Aycliffe facility is a part of the Phenolic Group, this group totals 8 European based sites employing -320 personnel. Newton Aycliffe is a Top Tier COMAH registered site first established in 1968, currently employing 45 personnel in the batch production of Resole and Novolac Phenolic Resins for industrial and paper impregnation applications.








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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


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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

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