Mechanical Engineering Apprentice NUFARM UK LIMITED

Working as part of the engineering team you will support with day to day tasks and learn from the qualified engineers whilst working towards your own qualification.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday- Friday, hours to be confirmed by the employer.

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include:

  • General housekeeping (workshop and tool crib)
  • Daily assignment attainment as directed by shift mentor/supervisor
  • Technical course work assignments as directed by tutor.
  • Practical course work assignments as directed by Tutor/mentor
  • Attend company internal programme (HSE/work process etc)

Duties may include:

  • Turn research ideas into technical plans, using computer aided design/modelling (CAD/CAM)
  • Carry out surveys of mechanical systems and equipment
  • Research and assess new products and innovations
  • Present design plans and data to managers and clients
  • Produce other technical documents

The training you will be getting

  • Your training will take place within the workplace, you will work alongside experienced staff members who will be there to support you whilst working towards a Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Level 3

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • There is an opportunity for the right candidate to continue within the company once the apprenticeship has been completed

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9 ( C and above)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4-9 ( C and above)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4-9 ( C and above)) Desired

Things to consider

A bias towards mechanical setting out with a basic understanding of machinery/mechanics.

About the employer

Nufarm is the dependable partner behind thousands of agricultural success stories. Every day, growers around the world turn to their products and our people to help with the challenges of fighting diseases, weeds and pests and to increase crop yields.




Nufarm Wyke Lane



BD12 9EJ

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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


Amy-Lei Norbury


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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