Engineering Maintenance Apprentice SWIZZELS MATLOW LIMITED

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our team as an apprentice engineer where you will gain your qualifications with Macclesfield College and work alongside our team of experienced engineers. You will study towards your Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Qualifications and work closely in a team. Designing, building, servicing and repairing a range of engineering products and services.

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Closing date: 27 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage range £12,000 to £20,000 (depending on age)

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 4pm Friday 7.30am to 12pm

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an engineering apprentice, you'll be required to maintain complex equipment and ensure that high standards are adhered to for safety, manufacturing quality and documentation.

Under supervision the role holder will work on:

  • Electrical and / or mechanical planned, unplanned maintenance, and process automation support activities
  • Performing unplanned equipment repairs and complete planned maintenance activities as per the schedule
  • Trouble shooting problems in the event of mechanical and / or electrical failure of equipment and must be able to recommend parts needed for the effective repair of equipment to deliver a timely response to support manufacturing.
  • Working on a variety of machinery from robot pickers, electronic guided trucks, check weigher, metal check, multi head weigher to older style machinery
  • Both reactive and preventative maintenance of machines
  • Project work

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

Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Qualification.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After completion of your apprenticeship you will potentially have the opportunity to progress onto full time positions within the business and have the option for further learning on to higher levels.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Physical fitness, Flexible attitude, Self-motivated, Enthusiastic, Willing to learn, Desire to develop a career, Long term commitment


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5/B+) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5/B+) Essential

Things to consider

Company Benefits: Competitive salary, paid holiday, full training and support, healthcare plan, free onsite parking, onsite canteen, full use of our onsite computer suite and tool club.

About the employer

Swizzels are one of the longest running sweet factories in the world. We’ve been making sweets since 1928 and still continue inventing to this day. Our vision is our long term ambition. We are committed to our employees, and our belief that, when working together, we can grow as individuals and as an organisation. We will delight the world with our fun sweets and innovative brands for the next 50 years and beyond. Trust, quality and value will always remain paramount. Through working together we will improve daily and create an inspiring environment, of which to be proud, where every employee and every detail matters. We will achieve ambitious growth by investing in our people, infrastructure and pioneering technology.




Carlton House

Albion Road

New Mills

SK22 3HA

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Training provider



Maxim Business Training


Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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