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Engineering Technician Apprentice TJ Books

T J Books is seeking a positive and motivated individual to join their Engineering team at their site in Padstow. This is an excellent opportunity to work and train with this reputable national company and gain recognised engineering qualifications

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2022

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

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm. There may be a chance for overtime, which will be weekend work.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Daily repair and maintenance of printing and bookbinding machinery to acceptable company standards and conforming to all relevant legal requirements
  • Daily repair, maintenance and inspection of all ancillary equipment associated with the site and buildings
  • Installation and project work on equipment associated with the printing and bookbinding trade plus ancillary equipment associated with the site and buildings
  • To be able to work alone and under own initiative to maintain high company standards of maintenance and health and safety
  • Work towards continual improvement at all times
  • To assist with any reasonable duties associated with the job/position.
  • Have a flexible attitude to working hours to meet business demands
  • Support and share knowledge and skills with the Maintenance Department
  • Live the Company ‘Values and Behaviours’ at all times
  • Comply with all TJ Books policies, including Health & Safety policy, Quality systems, Personnel, Smoking, Mobile Phone and dignity at work

Additional Tasks may include:

  • Work on additional projects/tasks, not specified above to aid the role of the Plant Manager / Maintenance Department and other areas of the business when required
  • When requested by the company be flexible in training, developing and working in all areas of TJ Books

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will be working towards a Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard.

You will receive on and off the job training and support from an assessor and an apprenticeship advisor.

You will be required to attend Cornwall College St Austell on a weekly basis as part of the apprenticeship training.

Mandatory qualifications will include:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
    After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential for full time employment at end of apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Team working, Enthusiastic, Honest, Proactive, Punctual, Dexterous


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

Limited public transport to site – should be based in/around Padstow, with possible access to car or a reliable lift to work. Depending on location, we could arrange a car share. TJ Books is an operational factory with heavy machinery so must be willing to comply with strict health and safety protocols.

About the employer

We are TJ Books, and we are ‘Passionate about Print’. We are a thriving book printing company with over 50 years of experience. TJ Books is a world-class book manufacturer with an enviable reputation for putting customers first and providing high quality printed products. We believe the quality of the products and services we provide is down to the people who work here, based in Padstow, Cornwall. People make books and for TJ Books, it is all about the people.


TJ Books


C/O Tj International Ltd

Trecerus Industrial Estate


PL28 8RW

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Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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