Apprentice PPM (Pre-Planned / Maintenance) Technician PLASTEK UK LTD

Plastek UK Limited are looking to hire another apprentice to work alongside our PPM technician and maintenance team to understand the goals of the department and to provide a PPM service to our moulding machines, water cooling towers, Chillers, Fire alarm/pumps/sprinkler systems, oil and water analysis samples, daily plant checks.

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Closing date: 29 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    07:30 - 16:30 Mon - Thurs 07:30 - 11:00 Fri

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

To keep PPM schedule up to date and all electronic records current and in correct location. 
• To ensure that all equipment is checked and maintained to a high standard.
• To identify areas of improvement and implement where necessary within this PPM system. 
• To utilise good working practices and work safely and efficiently within the department. 
• Maintain good levels of housekeeping. 
• To monitor and maintain levels of all required spares and materials.  
• To use any machinery that training has been received. 
• To assist the maintenance team whenever additional support is required. 
• Adhere to the companies ISO standards. 
• Adhere to all Health and Safety standards

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Engineering Operative apprenticeship standard, including Functional Skills if required.

This programmes:

  • EAL Level 2 Certificate in Engineering Operations (Knowledge)
  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills)

You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession.

You will experience a blended learning model.

This programme is delivered via a day release delivery model which means that one day per week, your attendance is required at our engineering campus (NG17). This attendance is required during term time only.

You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio.

At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

At the end of the apprenticeship there may be an opportunity to progress into a full time, permanent role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D) Essential

About the employer

As a highly experienced and technically advanced injection moulding specialist, Plastek can offer genuine expertise in the design and development of innovative packaging solutions using a large range of injection and injection blow moulding techniques. Our speciality is in value-added packaging components which offer enhanced functionality and differentiation, including actuators and spray caps, cosmetics tottles, wet wipes packaging, and infant nutrition packaging. Our 155,000 square metre manufacturing facility in the centre of the UK is subject to a continuous improvement regime which guarantees the highest levels of efficiency. This allows us to give total focus to design creativity and to production systems which meet and exceed the quality criteria and validation requirements of our customers.




Crown Farm Way Forest Town



NG19 0FT

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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



01623 900469

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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