Aggregate Industries (Torr Works) - Level 3 Mechanical Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeship AGGREGATE INDUSTRIES UK LIMITED

We are excited to open applications for our Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship program, designed to nurture the next generation of mechanical engineering talent. You will be learning the principles of installing, servicing and maintaining mechanical equipment in an industrial environment.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Annual pay rises Competitive pension and 33 days’ holiday pa Career development and support from day one Opportunities to collaborate with a wide and varied number of functions across the business and ability to learn new skills

  • Working week

    Year 1 - Mon - Thurs 8am - 4.30pm Fri 8am - 12.30pm (at Make UK) After year 1 - Days and shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    10 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Why should you want to work at Aggregate Industries? We offer:
• A structured apprenticeship program in mechanical engineering with a blend of practical and theoretical learning.
• A clear pathway for career progression within Aggregate Industries and the wider Holcim Group.
• The chance to work on projects at the cutting edge of construction industry innovation.
• An opportunity to contribute to the company's sustainability goals and make a positive impact on the environment.
• A supportive, inclusive, and collaborative working environment.

New Opening: Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship
We are excited to open applications for our Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship program, designed to nurture the next generation of mechanical engineering talent. This role offers a unique blend of on-the-job training and academic learning, providing an excellent foundation for a successful career in mechanical engineering within the construction industry. Based in our state-of-the-art facilities, this is a golden opportunity for individuals passionate about engineering, innovation, and sustainability.

Apprenticeship Overview:
• Engage in comprehensive training programs combining hands-on experience with academic learning.
• Work alongside experienced professionals to gain practical skills in mechanical engineering.
• Participate in projects focusing on innovation and sustainability in construction materials and practices.
• Support the engineering team in designing, testing, and improving industrial processes and equipment.
• Learn about and contribute to our sustainability initiatives, focusing on reducing carbon emissions and enhancing efficiency.

Typical Placement can include:
• Learning the principles of engineering both academic and practical
• Repairing and maintaining mechanical equipment
• Following all relevant Company, Health and Safety & Quality procedures and processes
• Working with a team of mechanical fitters, who will teach you how to operate and maintain the full range of equipment
• Preventative maintenance tasks as per schedule
• Assisting work managers with electrical problems at their sites
• Reporting any unsafe plant or operations to your line manager

The training you will be getting

Together with invaluable commercial and practical experience, you’ll gain several academic and vocational qualifications throughout your time with us, which are fully paid for, including: 
● Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)  – off the job full time at Make UK in Aston, Birmingham in year 1
● Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
● Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
● In house training in line with your requirements.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Your future is yours to dream and develop. Aggregate offers opportunities to progress into being an mechanical maintenance engineer, then potentially onto being a team leader, manager and even beyond. The opportunities can spread from the site you start at to any site within the Holcim Group (Aggregates' parent company)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4 / C / Pass) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 / C / Pass) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (or other relevant subject) (Grade 4 / C / Pass) Essential

Things to consider

Due to the nature of the business, the environment can be noisy, dirty and hot. You should be happy working at height and be keen to learn and adhere to health and safety protocols. This apprenticeship includes spending 30 weeks in Birmingham in Year 1, on a residential basis, where the travel to Birmingham, accommodation on a half board basis (including breakfast and evening meal) and travel to and from the training facility is paid for by Aggregate.

About the employer

Aggregate Industries UK is at the forefront of innovation and sustainability within the construction and building materials sector. Our dedication to safety, inclusivity, and providing top-tier service sets us apart. For those ready to make a real impact toward a more sustainable and efficient future, joining our team means becoming part of a movement aimed at reshaping the industry through decarbonization and advanced operational practices.




Torr Works, East Cranmore

Shepton Mallet



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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


Make UK Recruitment Team


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

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, please follow the link to complete your application form through Make UK's recruitment portal

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: today