Engineering Technician Apprentice DS Smith

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Packaging site in Burscough and we are currently seeking a highly motivated and ambitious individual who would enjoy working in a manufacturing environment, as a Engineer Technician Apprentice.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £18,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000254843

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Supporting planned preventative maintenance plans;
  • Carrying out reactive repair and improvement on equipment;
  • Sourcing spare parts and service contracts;
  • Continually looking at ways to improve Asset Performance;
  • Maintaining comprehensive equipment records;

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Engineering Technician 
  • North West Training Council - Unit 33, Dunes Way Sandhilld, Liverpool, L5 9RJ
  • Year 1 is full-time at NWTC
  • Engineering technician / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Continue Engineering career growth within the business

Degree Level Apprenticeship 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English, Maths and Science (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

DS Smith is a leading provider of sustainable fibre-based packaging worldwide, which is supported by recycling and papermaking operations. We play a central role in the value chain across sectors including e-commerce, fast moving consumer goods and industrials. Through our purpose of ‘Redefining Packaging for a Changing World’ and our Now and Next sustainability strategy, we are committed to leading the transition to the circular economy, while delivering more circular solutions for our customers and wider society – replacing problem plastics, taking carbon out of supply chains and providing innovative recycling solutions. Our bespoke box-to-box in 14 days model, design capabilities and innovation strategy sits at the heart of this response. Headquartered in London and a member of the FTSE 100, DS Smith operates in 34 countries employing around 30,000 people and we are a Strategic Partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Our history can be traced back to the box-making businesses started in the 1940s by the Smith family.

Employer

DS Smith

Address

Red Cat Ln

Burscough

Ormskirk

L40 0SY

Contact

Oliver Churchill

oliver.churchill@dssmith.com

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Training

Training provider

NORTH WEST TRAINING COUNCIL

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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