Electrical Engineering apprentice NORTHWOOD TISSUE (CHESTERFIELD) LIMITED

Are you looking to establish an engineering career in a progressive manufacturing organisation? Then look no further, this could be the job for you. And we will give you a permanent employment contract from day 1. So, at the end of your 4-year apprenticeship there will be a job ready and waiting for you to move into.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Your rate of pay will be reviewed against a clear development plan at 12, 18, 24 and 36 months of employment.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 7.00am - 3.00pm. At some point during your apprenticeship, you may be required to work shifts.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    01 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As an electrical engineering apprentice, you will be learning all aspects of electrical engineering to become a fully competent electrical engineer at the end of the 4-year apprenticeship.


This apprentice role will enable you to learn the skills required to be able to assist the production department, resources, and systems to ensure the company maintains a high-quality product, always in line with company policies, regulatory standards, and statutory guidelines / deadlines.

At the end of the 4-year apprenticeship with the training provided and qualifications achieved we expect that you will become fully competent in being an electrician with skills in the following areas:

  • Follow PPM inspections to maintain plant reliability.
  • Complete maintenance and fault finding on a highly automated production facility.
  • Use Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) to troubleshoot faults.
  • Read and interpret technical drawings.
  • Experience with inverters, direct online motor starters and
  • A/C and D/C machines
  • Electrical installation and panel building
  • Reporting on Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)

The training you will be getting

  • Our apprenticeship provides valuable on-the-job training and experience combined with studying for several qualifications including Level 3 Maintenance Operations and Engineering Technician.
  • This is to be completed with Chesterfield College on a day release basis.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • As an electrical engineering apprentice, you will be learning all aspects of electrical engineering to become a fully competent electrical engineer at the end of 4 years.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade level 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Math (Grade level 9-4) Essential

Things to consider

Successful applicants will have to be 18 or over (due to the nature of the work and H&S implications), live within 30-minute commute of the site.

About the employer

Northwood is a group of associated companies that provide the manufacturing, supply and transportation of paper hygiene and wiping products for both the away-from-home and consumer market.




Chesterfield Paper Mill

Goyt Side Road


S40 2PH


Tracy Walters



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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

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