Apprentice Maintenance Engineer Avalon Plastics Ltd

An opportunity has opened for a multi-skilled engineering apprenticeship, learning all aspects of engineering maintenance, electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic.

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Closing date: 05 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The pay scheme for apprentices is then based on % of the skilled rate and years of continuous service as follows: 2 Years = 45% 3 Years = 60% 4 Years = 75% 5 Years = 90% 6 Years = 100%

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 10.00 - 18:00, with day release to attend college (Some weekend work and overtime when required).

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Oct 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • The apprenticeship role will be maintenance engineering with an electrical bias, however all aspects of maintenance engineering will be taught, including mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic.

  • Not only will fault finding and rectification skills be taught on the above but the role will also involve working with Programmable Logic Controllers, digital proportional valves, alternating current/direct current inverter drives and Linear Variable Digital Transducers.

  • The role involves reactive but also preventive and predictive maintenance via planned preventative maintenance ensuring minimum machine downtime.

The training you will be getting

  • You will achieve a maintenance and operations engineering technician level 3 qualification upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.
  • Training will take place one day at week either at Strode College or the workplace.
  • Strode College will be managing the applications for this vacancy.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completion of the apprenticeship there will be an opportunity to progress to a fully skilled shift maintenance engineer with responsibilities of managing your time and resources to effect repairs and minimise machine downtime.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Practical abilities, Flexible, Determined, Hardworking, Punctual


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Other (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Other (Grade 4/C) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (Grade Level 2) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (Grade Level 3) Desired

Things to consider

Applications will only be considered if all essential qualifications can be evidenced. Please ensure you are able to reliably travel to the workplace and college before applying. The vacancy will close as soon as a suitable applicant is found.

About the employer

An engineering apprenticeship vacancy has become available for an individual to join the Maintenance Engineering Department of a well-established and growing manufacturing facility in Glastonbury.


Avalon Plastics Ltd


Morlands Road

Morlands Enterprise Park



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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


Lyndsey Bath

01458 844681

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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