Engineering Apprentice REBELLION BEER CO LTD

Successful brewery seeks passionate and hard-working Engineering Apprentice. You'll gain knowledge and experience in installing and maintaining electrical, mechanical and control system, quickly developing a key role in ensuring our continued success.

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Number of hours : 40 hours/wee, may require work out of hours on weekends and bank holidays. Lunch break length : 1 hour (total length of breaks during the day) Holidays : 20 days plus Bank holidays. Start time : 8.00 am Finish time: 5.00 pm Exact shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The following is a summary of the knowledge, technical expertise and attributes that the Engineering Apprentice should gain through their technical training and apprenticeship. 

  • Electrical theory -- voltage, current, resistance, impedance, power, energy usage 
  • Circuit protection, MCCBs, RCDs 
  • Circuit isolation and lock-off 
  • Use of test equipment 
  • Sizing and specification of cabling 
  • AC circuits, single and three-phase supplies 
  • Three-phase star and delta wiring 
  • Device protection, over-current and under-voltage relays  contactors 
  • Induction motors 
  • Motor starters - DOL, star-delta, soft start and inverters 
    Control Systems 
  • Control system design, electro-mechanical control, PLCs 
  • Wiring diagrams and control panel design 
  • Fault finding in electro-mechanical control panels and PLCs 
  • Use of test equipment 
  • Switched and analogue input and output 
  • Mechanical and solid-state relays, timers, switches and interlocks 
  • AC & DC circuits 
  • ELV control systems, low-voltage DC power supplies 
  • Fluid level switches and level protection, conductivity probes 
  • Temperature, pressure, optical and proximity sensors 
  • Set point controllers, flow meters, solenoid valves 
    Mechanical Systems 
  • Pumps - centrifugal, diaphragm, cavity, peristaltic 
  • Air compressors, dryers and receivers 
  • Pneumatic systems, air preparation, pressure regulators, separators, lubricators, cylinders 
  • Pipework and fittings 
  • Chillers and process cooling systems 
  • Process heating systems and heat exchangers 
  • Mechanical handling, conveyors, hoists, elevators 
    Office Systems  
  • CAD, technical drawing 
  • Equipment database - keeping service records, planning maintenance and keeping a spares inventory 
  • Word and Excel 
    The key professional requirements that should be met are: 
  • To work in manner ensuring their own safety and that of others, while ensuring product quality 
  • To be able to identify quickly and systematically the root causes of faults in complex machines and control systems, and effect repairs or work-around solutions 
  • To work with stakeholders to ensure that equipment failures and routine maintenance are dealt with safely and effectively, minimising equipment downtime and production losses 
  • To plan and execute projects, liaising with other departments to ensure mutually satisfactory outcomes 
  • To work effectively with suppliers and contractors when purchasing goods and services, ensuring technical and program compliance and value for money 

The training you will be getting

  • Maintenance and operations engineering technician Level 3 (A Level)
  • Typical duration 36 months
  • Dedicated performace coach provided throught the 36 months

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Completion of the apprenticeship should lead to a full-time position as a maintenance and project engineer

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

May require to work out of hours, on weekends and bank holidays

About the employer

The Rebellion Beer Company is an award-winning brewery established in 1993. In the early days we brewed around 800 pints per week but have grown significantly since then and the weekly production now averages 100,000 pints. The brewery employs around 75 people and regularly supplies more than 250 pubs and clubs within a 30-mile radius of Marlow. We're proud to have brought brewing back to Marlow after Wethereds Brewery, which had been in the town since 1758, closed in 1988. Our beers have won many awards and we're passionate about what we do. We're committed to continuing Marlow's brewing tradition and supplying the public and local pub trade with a range of quality ales, covering all beer styles. Apart from regular deliveries to pubs, we also operate a home delivery service and we have very successful Brewery Tap. Our BreweryShop stocks our beers, an extensive range of wines and local produce. Over the past 8 years, we have invested heavily in new plant and equipment and now have a very efficient and modern brewery capable of adapting to the changing demands of the market, while ensuring and improving product quality.








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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



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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