Apprentice Mechanical Engineer HARRISON SPINKS BEDS LTD

Reporting into the Components Engineering & Technical Manager, The Apprentice will learn from an experienced, mechanical engineer whilst supporting the team to ensure the smooth running and operation of our manufacturing plant. You will undertake and complete an advance apprenticeship in mechanical maintenance engineering with an outside provider.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

  • Working week

    Shift pattern: Days: Monday - Thursday 06:00 - 14:00. Friday 06:00 - 13:00 PM: Monday - Thursday 14:00 - 22:00. Friday 13:00 - 20:00.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    45 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Work alongside a skilled Mechanical Engineer
  • Assist with maintaining existing plant equipment, through reactive and planned maintenance
  • Fault finding and carrying out repairs during breakdowns
  • Assist with modifications of current machinery
  • Assist with new installations of machinery

The training you will be getting

  • As an Apprentice you will work towards the Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard qualification.
  • The Apprenticeship will be based at Printworks Campus.
  • Delivery model will be one day per week in college.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Progression onto Higher Level Apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

Spinks is the global leader in innovative pocket springs for the furniture, bedding and other comfort markets. Part of the Harrison Spinks Group, the company supplies some of the leading names internationally in the markets they supply and are known for their pipeline of groundbreaking technology in these market segments. Sustainability is core to the business and are exploring the use of their components into transportation seating and even footwear, showing the diverse potential the company has to offer. With manufacturing sites in the UK as well as the USA, the company is wanting to expand their global reach further with additional manufacturing sites. As well as their innovative coil technology, the company also supplies wire, natural nonwovens and mattress fabrics which are all manufactured in their facilities in Leeds and Scunthorpe.




Westland Road


LS11 5SN

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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


Katie Elsworth

Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations 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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