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Maintenance And Engineering Apprentice EAST MIDLAND PHARMA LTD

East Midlands Pharma are looking for an Engineering and Maintenance Apprentice to join their growing team. The purpose of the role is to specifically support the Site Maintenance Engineer and the operational function through the regular checking, repairing and servicing of machinery, equipment, systems and building infrastructure on site.

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Closing date: 09 Dec 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

    7.30am - 3.00pm Monday - Thursday and 7.30am - 2.30pm Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The individual will be working alongside the site Maintenance and Engineering Manager supporting with a variety of tasks and activities in a business that continues to invest in machinery and technology, the apprentice's role will include but limited to: 

  • Planning and undertaking scheduled maintenance (PPM)
  • Responding to breakdowns
  • Diagnosing faults and repairing equipment
  • Ensuring that operators / users of equipment are using it correctly and to its maximum efficiency and capability
  • Obtaining specialist components, fixtures, or fittings
  • Completing and maintaining records
  • Ensuring compliance with Health and Safety legislation
  • Creating maintenance procedures as well as completing and undertaking procedures and checks
  • Managing stocks of supplies and equipment
  • Maintaining the physical building infrastructure and facilities management of the site
  • Support and collaborate closely with different areas of the business as might be required
  • To role model company behaviours, to lead by positive example and support and nurture a positive working environment and overall business culture
  • Liaise with 3rd party contractors and suppliers
  • The successful applicant will also need to provide support at our Manufacturing site in Ilkeston (Derbyshire)

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

Qualifications studied:

  • L3 Apprenticeship Standard in Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician
  • L2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills)
  • L3 BTEC Award in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)

End-Point Assessment (EPA):

  • Knowledge Assessment - Standardised scenario based knowledge assessment consisting of multiple choice questions to enable apprentices to demonstrate core technical knowledge
  • Practical observation - to assess the Apprentice’s application of skills within the Apprentice’s place of work or in a suitable environment away from the workplace (e.g. In a centre approved by the EPAO)
  • Professional discussion - to holistically assess KSBs across the standard and will be informed by reflective portfolio

Delivery Method:

Currently delivered one day per week (Term Time Only) at Loughborough College.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After completion of the apprenticeship, the opportunity for a full time role and further qualifications. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

• Note: the business will be relocating in 2023: Unit 1, Rothley Lodge Loughborough Road Rothley LEICESTERSHIRE LE7 7NL • Additional training to take place at Loughborough College to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviours to accordance to this Apprenticeship. Please ensure you are able to travel before applying. • Loughborough College reserves the right to withdraw this vacancy before the end date, following consultation with the employer.

About the employer

EM Pharma, as part of the Day Lewis Group of companies, is a leading healthcare company that specialises in the development, manufacture and commercialisation of consumer healthcare and pharmaceutical products (both medical devices and licensed medicines) through its branded product portfolio and through the provision of contract manufacture supply to retail brand owners. EM Pharma is a key player in the ophthalmology sector with its extensive Eye Care & Contact Lens Care product range while also operating successfully in its other core business areas of Hay Fever & Allergy and Ear Care. Founded in 2005 and with Head Quarters in the UK, EM Pharma has seen impressive growth both in its branded business and private label business where it has quickly become a key supplier to the major multi-nationals and the largest supplier of private label eye care in the UK. With its agility and entrepreneurialism, EM Pharma is best positioned to capitalise on demographic trends, public healthcare policy, regulation, outsourcing and consumer behaviours. Our Mission: to combine our knowledge of healthcare science, access to latest technologies and a deep understanding of consumers to develop products that best meet the diverse and dynamic needs of today’s consumers and their lifestyles.







LE14 3NJ

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Training provider



Hayley Cousins

Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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