Electrical Design and Manufacturing Apprentice

The Sack Filling and Robot Palletising Company Ltd

Cressing, Essex., CM77 8PD

Closes tomorrow (Friday 19 July)

Posted on 16 May 2024


Interested in Robots, Engineering and Agriculture? Join our experienced team in a fully kitted out workshop and train as an Electrical Design and Panel Builder. While progressing to specialise in the Robotics field or as a Field Service Engineer. Learn to design, wire and test a wide range of agricultural/industrial bagging and weighing equipment.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Engineering technician (level 3)
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.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 9 September


3 Years 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

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

Where you’ll work

The Sack Filling and Robot Palletising Company Ltd,

Walthambury House, Cressing Farm

Witham Road,

Cressing, Essex.

CM77 8PD


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Engineering technician (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents

Your training plan

This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


Essential qualifications

GCSE or equivalent in:

  • Maths and English (grade A*-C/9-4)

Desirable qualifications

Other in:

  • design-based subject qualifications (grade Pass)

Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


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

Other requirements

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 this company

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.

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After this 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. 

Ask a question

The contact for this apprenticeship is:


Colchester Institute - Apprenticeships Team



The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000251615.

Apply now

Closes tomorrow (Friday 19 July)

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