Mechatronics Apprentice MINDFUL CHEF LTD

As an Advanced Mechatronics Maintenance Technician Apprentice you will be given the opportunity to experience a fast paced engineering environment for the UK’s most trusted recipe box brand. Mechatronics is where mechanical engineering meets electrical engineering whilst encompassing robotics and electronics.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Free food available in the office.

  • Working week

    Sunday – Thursday 9am – 6pm with 1 hour lunchbreak.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    20 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As an advanced mechatronics maintenance technician apprentice you will ensure that equipment performs to the required standard to facilitate production targets regarding safety, quality, delivery and cost within a high value production environment. Typically work would involve activities that include installation, testing, fault finding and, on going planned maintenance of complex automated equipment.

·        Supporting the engineering manager with monthly & weekly maintenance tasks, on key operating packing equipment

·        Supporting the day to day operations team, with problem solving and root cause analysis 

·        Contractor management of external companies carrying out work on site 

·        Helping to pull together engineering data to understand impacts the business 

·        Joining daily review meeting and taking actions on engineering topics and giving key updates to the operations team

The structure of the apprenticeship will include day release at a local college where you will learn how to:

·        understand mathematical techniques, formula and calculations in a mechatronics maintenance environment and the type of equipment being maintained

·        understand mechanical, electrical, electronic, fluid power and process control principles in a mechatronics maintenance environment

·        understand how equipment being maintained functions and operating parameters in individual components and how they interact

·        understand fault diagnostic methods, techniques and equipment used when maintaining equipment and systems

·        understand condition monitoring methods and equipment used and understand how the information gained supports the planning of maintenance activities

·        understand how to minimise machinery downtime by implementing planned preventative maintenance programmes


The training you will be getting

Level 3 engineering technician apprenticeship standard

Level 2 functional skills in English and maths if required

End point assessment

You will spend one day per week on day release at our Woodlands Campus in Smiths Wood.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A career as a maintenance engineer.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Number skills, Team working


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

About the employer

Mindful Chef is a recipe box UK company with the mission of making healthy eating easy. We supply incredible, mindfully sourced ingredients to empower people to live healthier lives, whilst using our expertise to educate and reduce our impact on the environment.




Seafield Lane



B98 9DB

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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


Paul Bates

0121 678 7181

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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