Apprentice Mechanical Maintenance Engineer (Level 3) SOFIDEL UK LIMITED

We are looking for an Apprentice Mechanical Maintenance Engineer to join our team in Rothley. This role will sit within an established engineering team that thrives on continuous development of knowledge & practical application. This role is suited to someone wanting to grow & develop into a competent Mechanical Engineer in a manufacturing setting.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay increase in Years 2 & 3, 20 days holiday + public holidays.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

· Assist in breakdowns including troubleshooting, problem solving and preventative maintenance.

· Carry out preventative maintenance under the supervision of an experienced engineer.

· Ensure equipment and operating procedures are correct.

· Oversee mechanical devices while in operation to understand components.

· Carry out routine testing on mechanical devices where necessary.

· Assist the team with the assembly of mechanical components.

· Opportunity to enhance earnings and knowledge.

· Ensure a high level of housekeeping in the workshop and shop floor.

The training you will be getting

Qualifications studied

  • Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician
  • Further course info:
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

Delivery Method

  • Apprentices attend Loughborough College one day per week (Term Time Only)
  • Additional training to take place at Loughborough College to develop knowledge, skills and behaviours in accordance to this Apprenticeship

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full time permanent employment with the company
  • Continued study at Level 4 or above if desired

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including Maths, English and Science (Grade C / 4 or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Additional training to take place at Loughborough College to develop knowledge, skills and behaviours in accordance to this Apprenticeship. Please ensure you are able to travel before applying. Loughborough College reserves the right to withdraw this vacancy before the end date, following consultation with the employer.

About the employer

The Sofidel Group is one of the leading manufacturers of paper for hygienic and domestic use worldwide. With subsidiaries in 13 countries, we have 4 plants in the UK, including our Paper Mill in Lancaster where this role is based. “Regina”, is our most well-known brand and is sold across Europe. Other UK brands include Nicky & Papernet. Sofidel has a strong focus on environmental and sustainability and has a track record in leading the way in these areas.




Rothley Lodge

Loughborough Road



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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


Recruitment Team

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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