News UK & Ireland Ltd - Engineering Technician - Mechatronics Multi-skilled Apprentice NEWS UK & IRELAND LIMITED

You will work toward achieving Level 3 Advanced Engineering Technician qualification, attending our training centre (NWTC) on block release followed by day release for training and Further Education .The remainder of your time will be spent with your employer and you will be supported through your apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary enhancement packages for years two, three and four based on performance and development.

  • Working week

    37.5 hrs per week – first 12 months will be at the Training provider Monday to Friday (8.30am - 4.30pm) with some day release back to Newsprinters. Second year your hours of work may include day shifts and/or rota shifts including nights and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Working alongside experienced qualified staff, you will work supervised towards being multi skilled and responsible for a wide range of engineering tasks.
  • Carry out maintenance as outlined within Planned Preventative Maintenance system.
  • Fault find and carry out breakdown repairs.
  • Monitor and interpret data to support efficient use and Business Improvement Techniques
  • Follow instructions from Lead Engineers, ensure H&S is maintained, show due diligence. and comply with company policies and procedures.

The training you will be getting

  • You will work toward achieving Level 3 Advanced Engineering Technician qualification, attending our training centre on block release followed by day release for training and Further Education

    The remainder of your time will be spent with your employer. You will be supported through your apprenticeship. NWTC will deliver your training and monitor you regularly to ensure you achieve the standards required including core skills knowledge & behaviours in preparation for gateway/end point assessment. The expectation is to achieve at least Higher National Certificate qualification by the end of your apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • At the end of the apprenticeship, candidates will be suitably trained and continue their employment dependant on the business needs at the time.
  • Further in-house and external training and development available.
  • Potential continuation of education and academic studies i.e. HNC and HND.
  • Continued professional development.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Physical fitness, Focus on Health & Safety


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
Other IF 2024 PREDICTED GRADES - DO NOT PUT NO QUALS.. (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Any offer of apprenticeship/employment will be subject to successful grades, completion of a colour vision assessment and documentation. The ability to work at height and in restrictive spaces. You must be able to travel to both the employer and to NWTC.

About the employer

Newsprinters is the manufacturing division of News UK with three purpose-built plants Broxbourne, Knowsley and Eurocentral all with state-of-the-art printing equipment that ensures we remain at the forefront of the newspaper printing industry.




Kitling Road

Knowsley Business Park


L34 9HN

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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

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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