Apprentice Multi Skilled Engineer Cranswick Gourmet Bacon

Looking for a career that'll last a lifetime? We'll offer you a fantastic start to a career in Engineering. At Cranswick Gourmet Bacon we're looking for an apprentice to work alongside our team of Engineers to learn practical skills and knowledge of maintenance in the food manufacturing industry while supporting you through College to gain the theory.

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Closing date: 19 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm, moving to days shift work (including weekend work) by year 3.

    Total hours per week: 38.5

  • Expected duration

    45 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

In food manufacturing no day is the same - from planned maintenance, breakdowns, commissioning of new equipment and big projects, it’s all happening at CGB.

  • Able to carry out a variety of technical duties related to the role, competently and efficiently with training and / or support as appropriate
  • Demonstrates a logical and practical approach to tasks
  • To always deliver the best possible standards to our customers by never compromising on quality, food safety and health and safety and being aware of the environmental impact of our activities
  • Undertakes all tasks willingly, exceeding expectations
  • Completes all tasks, including paperwork accurately and to a high standard and on time
  • Demonstrates a professional attitude and approach at all times
  • Takes a pride in their appearance and maintains a high standard of time keeping and attendance
  • Promote a process of continuous improvement, encouraging new ideas and added value solutions
  • To undertake a range of tasks suited to the current level of training and development
  • To attend college and complete course work on time and to a high standard
  • To produce, maintain and be responsible for content, accuracy and sign off of relevant documentation
  • To comply with all Health & Safety policies and procedures
  • To attend and fully participate in regular training and development reviews with your Supervisor, Site Engineering Manager, college tutors and HR representatives 

The training you will be getting

Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Level 3.

Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Diploma Level 3.

What will I study?
This apprenticeship will give you the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work as Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician and we offer the following routes:

  • Electrical Technician
  • Mechanical Technician
  • Electrical System and Process Control Technician
  • Electromechanical Technician
  • You will also work towards the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Diploma and produce a portfolio of evidence on which the End-Point Assessment (EPA) technical interview will be based

Method of delivery:

A flexible model of delivery is available based on the employer’s needs and can include an optional Level 2 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering.

How will I be assessed?

Successful achievement of the End-Point Assessment (EPA) will lead to final certification of the apprenticeship. The assessment, with an independent assessor, will comprise of:

Knowledge assessment(multiple-choice paper) - apprentices will be required to complete a standardised scenario based knowledge assessment consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions, taken under examination conditions.

Practical Assessment - this observation will provide the opportunity for the apprentice to synoptically demonstrate core and specific knowledge, skills and behaviours on actual plant and equipment in a realistic work situation.

Technical Interview - the interview will be based on the contents of the evidence portfolio, which may be compiled throughout the apprenticeship and finalised during the end-point assessment period.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Cranswick PLC has 24 sites across the UK. The only limit to your career progression at Cranswick, will be you!

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent 2 other subjects (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 5 or above on higher paper) Essential
GCSE or equivalent science or technical subject (Grade 4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

The successful applicant must be able to travel to Sherburn in Elmet and York for college. After you submit your application, York College will send a screening email from Check your spam folder, too. You must reply, otherwise your application will be rejected.

About the employer

Cranswick Gourmet Bacon is celebrating 20 years in 2024 – 16 years in our current location. We have 560 permanent staff, and a number of agency staff on site – increasing as we ramp up to Christmas. Our busiest time of the year! We produce the World’s Best Bacon for a number of supermarkets that you’ll know and other retailers


Cranswick Gourmet Bacon


1 Seafox Ct, Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds

LS25 6PL

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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



01904 770368

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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