Service/Maintenance Engineering Apprentice BCH (ROCHDALE) LIMITED

This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the team as a Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprentice. You will be working in the office and away on site alongside a skilled service engineer, servicing & commissioning a wide range of equipment for the food & confectionary industries.

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Closing date: 03 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am –12:30 pm / 13:00 pm – 16:00 pm Friday: 7:30 am – 12:00 pm 37 Hour contract

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    07 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  •  To carry out service, calibration & commissioning work as required by the business. This work will include working away from home on clients’ sites UK & worldwide.
  • To assist in fielding and then progressing emails & phone calls regarding the supply of spare parts as and when required.
  • To provide additional support to installation teams relating to site wiring/ modifications/ testing and commissioning.

The training you will be getting

  • Training will be delivered by a combination of all round training in the workplace and will also involve attending college one day a week at Hopwood Hall College (Middleton Campus). You will be assigned a work-based tutor from Hopwood Hall College who will support you through your apprenticeship.
  • On successful completion of the apprenticeship you will achieve the Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

End goal of becoming a fully time served service engineer in a growing business with lots of opportunity.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Willingness to learn, Good attitude


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

Need to ensure they are 100% committed to completion of the apprenticeship. You will be working in the office and away on site alongside a skilled service engineer. Please note that this vacancy may close earlier due to a high number of applications.

About the employer

BCH is a manufacturer of high-quality process systems for the food and confectionery industries. We offer a total ‘in-house’ service for the design, manufacture, installation, and commissioning of complete process systems, so incorporating the most up-to-date modern process & control technology available.




BCH (Rochdale) Ltd

Spring Place


OL12 8DN

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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

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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