Mechanical Technician Apprenticeship LUBRIZOL LIMITED

Lubrizol has an exciting opportunity for a Level 3 Apprenticeship based at our European Technical Centre in Hazelwood, Derbyshire. You will complete a Level 3 Engineering Technician (Mechatronics Maintenance Technician pathway) Apprenticeship over 4 years, receiving on the job training and necessary support.

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Closing date: 30 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.45pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 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

You will begin your career working in a Research & Development environment supporting engine and component testing of products.

Working as a member of our talented teams you’ll gain valuable real-world experience in developing equipment maintenance and machining/fabrication knowledge to support a busy test department.

The role will provide practice at a range of skills from standard fitting through to CNC machining. The nature of the work encourages problem solving and developing solutions.

Key Accountabilities:

  • To work with experienced Engineers and Technicians to support the maintenance of existing equipment and implementation of new test equipment
  • To communicate accurately and effectively with others on technical issues
  • To work safely, comply with the company HS&E policies, practices and procedures and to suggest areas for improvement
  • To commit to an Engineering Technician Apprenticeship, attending Learning Unlimited (Derby) on a day release basis

The training you will be getting

An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be expected to work towards the Engineering Technician Level 3, with support from your employer and the Chesterfield College Group. 

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications  
Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence).  

After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications: 

Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician  
Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) 

Functional skills if required.  

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Full time position, continued development.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


A Level or equivalent Engineering (Grade Pass) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Physics (Grade C) Essential

Things to consider

Travel - site is not on a bus route so will need to have access to own transport and consider travel to the training center in derby

About the employer

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, provides unmatched chemistry that unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level. Our solutions are found in products used by people every day, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Read more about our positive impacts on the world:




The Knowle Nether Lane Hazelwood


DE56 4AN

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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


James Sayles


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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