Maintenance Technician Apprentice 57-1438 BREEDON CEMENT LIMITED

Breedon Cement Ltd are looking for a Maintenance technician apprentice to complete a Level 3 apprenticeship. Our team of engineers & craftspersons specialise in designing, building, operating & maintaining an array of impressive machines & large structures such as mobile plant, crushers, kilns, various types of conveyors & grinding mills.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 19 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    You will work Monday to Friday. Your start and finish times including your shift pattern will be determined by the employing company.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    3 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

During your apprenticeship you will gain experience in the below:

  • Improving the workplace with respect to health, wellbeing safety & environment
  • Weld, fabricate, use machine tools, technical drawing and disassemble, rebuild, service and repair large machinery
  • Machine installation & commissioning
  • Planned/unplanned & preventative machinery maintenance
  • Manufacture & repair of engineering components
  • Troubleshooting and fault finding to solve issues with machinery
  • Engineering machinery optimisation & improvements
  • Gain experience & confidence in transferable soft skills so you feel comfortable working with your own initiative or part of a team

The training you will be getting

You will study on a Level 3 Engineering Technician standard on a Mechatronics Maintenance Technician pathway. On completion of this, you will gain qualifications in Engineering at Advanced Level 3;

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

During the first year of the apprenticeship, your learning will take place at the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre based at Catcliffe, Rotherham, for an initial block of study on a full-time basis. After this, you will attend the Training Centre for one day a week for knowledge study.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Completion of the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre apprenticeships are nationally recognised qualifications which are acknowledged and respected by employers across the world. These can open the door to many more opportunities, such as Engineering Management and Project Engineering positions across a range of sectors worldwide.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade Grade C or 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade Grade C or 4) Essential

About the employer

Established 95 years ago at the heart of the Peak National Park, Hope Works offers a quality approved apprenticeship managed by great people with traditional values who enjoy developing people to be part of our successful business. Hope Works offers various high-quality apprenticeships, Our Apprentices spend time learning about maintaining & repairing Heavy fixed and mobile plant in our quarries & cement plant over a four-year period. Here at Breedon Group, we are always on the look out to recruit talented individuals aspiring to have a long and successful career




Hope Cement Works

Pindale Road

Hope Valley

S33 6RP

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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


AMRC Training Centre Recruitment Team

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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please follow the link to apply on the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre website and complete an application form. Once this has been received, it will be reviewed, and you will receive an email response with the next steps of the application process. Please note the AMRC Training Centre reserves the right to close company vacancies, should they get filled, ahead of the published closing date.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Jul 2024