Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship (Mechatronics) Dunbia Meats/Dawn Meats

Due to Dunbia Meat's continued growth and success they are now recruiting in the Westcountry for a multi-skilled engineering technician apprentice to join the team at this exciting time, with the aim to develop young talent for the future!

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Closing date: 26 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 7.00am - 3.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 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

  • The successful candidate will be working within a fast paced food manufacturing environment, providing an opportunity to join a multi-skilled Engineering team as an apprentice Engineer
  • You will have exposure to mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic engineering and learn with a hands on approach.
  • Exposure will also be given to control and environmental systems
  • You will join a small and dynamic, hands on maintenance/ engineering team who can be involved in anything from preventative maintenance, to urgent reactive maintenance for site needs
  • Creativity and innovation is encouraged within the industry as often engineering solutions can be tailor made and bespoke to our workplace
  • You must be able to follow instruction and be a responsible individual

The training you will be getting

  • You will be enrolled onto a Level 3 Engineering Technician (Mechatronics Maintenance) apprenticeship with Cornwall College St Austell
  • You will be required to attend the college one day per week (term time only)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Future employment is potentially available to ambitious and successful applicants

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

Treburley is a rural location, however there is a bus stop nearby offering a transport link to Launceston, Callington and Plymouth. Please consider the distance of travel when applying for an apprenticeship vacancy. If you live outside of a reasonable commuting distance from the place of work an explanation of your travel plans will be expected within your application.

About the employer

Dawn Meats was established in Co. Waterford, Ireland in 1980. As a family business that remains true to its farming heritage, and with a continuous focus on quality and customer service, it has grown to become the meat supplier of choice for customers of Irish and British meat. Dunbia (a Division of Dawn Meats) has many sites throughout both the UK and Ireland including the Treburley site near Launceston, Cornwall.


Dunbia Meats/Dawn Meats


Dunbia Treburley



PL15 9PU

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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



01209 616 452

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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