Apprentice Engineer URM (UK) LIMITED

Working alongside experienced engineers to learn all areas of engineering (mechatronics). You will learn fault finding and route cause analysis skills, practical application of engineering alongside the theory behind it. You will be a well-rounded engineer, with Mechanical and Electrical knowledge, upon completion.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm. Hours may differ slightly depending on day/task/week/planned jobs etc.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    45 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Receive Mentorship and Learning from experienced engineering team in multiskilled discipline in mechanical and electrical engineering to support maintenance and breakdown recovery
  • Study and Learning of a Level 3 Engineering Qualification with College day release
  • Completion of assessments and work logs on engineering activities and principles taught to allow understanding of all equipment at our recycling process facilities. 20% of works need to be learning activities and completion of work logs on key competency records needed to fulfil the role of multi skilled maintenance engineer
  • Undertake additional training needed to carry out duties as multi skilled maintenance engineer such as learning use of access plant equipment during course of the programme
  • From Year 2 take a more active role in engineering breakdown and maintenance support with mentor to deliver effective preventive maintenance and engineering services onsite

The training you will be getting

  • Full Engineering Technician - Mechatronics pathway - Level 3
  • 1 day in college at our Luckyn Lane Campus, Basildon
  • 4 days working with employer

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Full time employment is our end goal, as a multi-skilled engineer and thus would fall under our pay grading system for that role. Dependant on apprentice and business need at the time of completion.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

1 place of work and no other travel. May be travel to training facilities, but we try to keep this to a minimum.

About the employer

For over 100 years URM/Berryman has been the leading company in buying and recycling all types of glass. We have pioneered new methods of treatment to make sure that the glass we buy can be put to useful second life — from closed loop systems to make new bottles and jars to construction products, insulation and many other useful products. We work closely with Local Authorities and waste management companies to ensure efficient collection, transportation and fair pricing. We are a continuously growing business with just over 200 employees now. Our commitment to innovation and quality, together with our unrivalled range of services and nationwide coverage. We offer development, progression and experience.




Berth 46C

Tilbury Docks


RM18 7HS

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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


Diane Ridgley


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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