Engineering and Manufacturing Technician Apprentice The Sack Filling and Robot Palletising Company Ltd

Interested in robots, engineering and agriculture? Join our experienced team in our workshop and learn the techniques and skills needed to progress and specialise your field into: Robotics, general assembly, pneumatics or field service engineer. While learning to assemble a wide range of agricultural and industrial bagging and weighing equipment.

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

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Closing date: 21 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage based on candidate and experience, ranging from National wage for an apprentice + £4. Staff benefits include pension scheme and uncapped overtime.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm with a one hour lunch break from 1pm-2pm and tea breaks 10am-10:15am and 3:15pm-3:25pm. Potential overtime available.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    16 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Day to day role responsibilities and duties will include:

  • Produce machines by assembling parts and subassemblies
  • Read and decipher assembly instructions
  • Position or align components and parts
  • Use hand tools or machines to assemble parts
  • Conduct quality control checks
  • Clean and maintain work area and equipment, including tools
  • Prepare work to be accomplished by studying parts lists and gathering parts, subassemblies, tools, and materials
  • Position parts and subassemblies by using templates or reading measurements
  • Assemble components by examining connections for correct fit, fastening parts and subassemblies
  • Verify specifications by measuring completed component
  • Resolve assembly problems by altering dimensions to meet specifications; notifying supervisor to obtain additional resources.
  • Keep equipment operational by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, and calling for repairs
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Maintain inventory by checking stock to determine supply levels.
  • Conserve resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results
  • Document actions by completing time sheets

The training you will be getting

  • The Apprentice will be working towards the Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard (Mechatronics Maintenance Technician Pathway)
  • Qualifications include Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence), and Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • The Apprentice will be working towards a Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Mechatronics Maintenance Technician Pathway
  • College attendance will be at Colchester Institute Campus and online 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Grow into new roles and expand your education. We have a mix of workers at all ages, so there are many chances for promotion or the ability to expand roles to cover other areas of the business. We are a family business, so we like to build strong relationships with the people that work here, and we aim to keep workers for long periods of time. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Patience, Technical English Proficient, Design based qualifications


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
Other design-based subject qualifications (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Location could be considered remote, so access to reliable transport/the ability to drive would be advantageous. Pickups can be arranged from the right location. No shops within walking distance so lunch must be arranged prior to arriving at work. Lastly, the majority of the work will be carried out in our factory based in Cressing, Braintree; but we also have a service department and visits to site to see how some of the machines are serviced and maintained.

About the employer

The Sack Filling & Robot Palletising Company Ltd specialise in all forms of Sack Filling and Robot Palletising solutions, from single man operations to multination blue chip companies. Our dedicated team has over 120 years' experience in the industry. We offer tailored machinery and systems to fit all aspects of our customer's needs, we offer machinery to many differing business sectors from aggregates suppliers to the chemical industry. All Sack Co machinery are Semi-automatic and Manual ranges to our fully Automated packing solutions, are made to accommodate the needs of the customer, with lower operating costs and higher productions volume the key factors in our designs and packing solutions. You can count on our many years' experience and professional working methods to accommodate the needs and requirements of our clients. The Sack Filling and Robot Pelleting Company Ltd are here to offer you the equipment needed to fulfil your packing needs.


The Sack Filling and Robot Palletising Company Ltd


The Sack Filling and Robot Palletising Company Ltd,

Walthambury House, Cressing Farm

Witham Road,

CM77 8PD

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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


Colchester Institute - Apprenticeships 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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 21 Jun 2024