Mailway Packaging Solutions is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join their team as a Level 3 Engineering Apprentice, specialising in the maintenance and development of packaging equipment and systems. Duties include: participating in the installation, repair, and upgrading of electrical and mechanical systems within the facility, under the guidance of senior engineers.

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Closing date: 15 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Subject to existing experience.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Working week to be confirmed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Assist with the maintenance of equipment:

  • Working alongside experienced engineers to perform routine maintenance tasks on electrical and mechanical equipment to ensure optimal performance and minimize downtime.


  • Learning to identify and solve issues with machinery, including electrical systems, motors, conveyors, and other mechanical components.

Installation and Repair:

  • Participate in the installation, repair, and upgrade of electrical and mechanical systems within the facility, under the guidance of senior engineers.

Safety Compliance:

  • Adhere to all safety protocols and guidelines while working with electrical and mechanical equipment. Maintain a clean and organized work environment to prevent accidents.


  • Keep accurate records of maintenance activities, repairs, and upgrades performed on equipment. Assist in updating equipment manuals and schematics as needed.

Continuous Learning:

  • Attend college one day a week to complete coursework related to electrical and mechanical engineering. Apply theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom to real-world applications within the workplace.


  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including production, quality, and management to achieve operational goals and improve efficiency.

Professional Development:

  • Actively participate in training sessions, workshops, and seminars to enhance technical skills and stay updated on industry trends and best practices.

The training you will be getting

Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician (MOET)

We will support and coach the apprentice through the apprenticeship Standard. We will carry out both curriculum and pastoral care. We will carry out the skills development workshop days off site. We will oversee the teaching and learning around the knowledge, behaviours and skills elements of the qualifications, outlined below. We will manage the apprentice’s OneFile account ensuring targets, milestones and deadlines are achieved.

Mode of delivery:

To attend Keighley College on a day release basis over the first 36 months alongside observations and assessments carried out in the work place. An assessor will visit the place of work every 6-8 weeks.

Supporting Qualifications to be achieved throughout the apprenticeship.

EAL Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance

Pathway: EMA Mechanical

Pathway: EMB Electrical

EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (Development Knowledge)

Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

Maths, English at level 2 - On line resources – workbooks. Attending weekly workshops

There will be a mandatory three-part holistic end-point assessment starting no earlier than three months before the planned end of programme.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential full-time position upon completion.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Technical problem solving, Interest in engineering, Attention to detail in tasks, Self-motivated, Able to work independently, Able to work as part of a team, Good communication, Willingness to learn, Commitment to safety, Adhere to company policies


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

• Hands-on training and mentorship from experienced engineers. • The opportunity to gain practical experience in a manufacturing environment. • Potential career advancement within the company upon completion of the apprenticeship program.

About the employer

Here at Mailway, we’ve been delivering concept-to-consumer co packing solutions to both international and aspirational brands for over 30 years – proudly earning us a reputation as the UK’s leading contract packer. Working across a variety of sectors - including food, drink, beauty and household products - our reliability, technical knowledge, marketing insight and innovative approach make us the perfect contract packing partner.




12-16 Pitcliffe Way

West Bowling



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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


Emmie Brown

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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