Avara Foods

Electrical Engineering Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Avara Foods (Employer)

Engineering Trust Training Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £20,800.00
40.0 hours per week Monday to Friday 08:00 - 17:00, 40 hours per week
36 months (duration)
27 July 2022(start date)
2 positions available
18 July 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

As an Engineering Apprentice, you will support the Engineering teams with optimising machinery output and product quality and minimise plant downtime through effective planned maintenance and reactive maintenance activities whilst maintaining a safe and healthy environment and promoting good engineering practice.


What will the apprentice be doing?

What’s in it for you?
•Competitive starting salary of £10ph, increasing after successful completion of each year.
•Personal toolbox issued to you from Day 1.
•Structured apprenticeship pathway with placements across the site to ensure rounded development.
•Mentoring and training provided by experienced engineers and managers.
•Safety focused fundamentals training package including abrasive wheels, LOLER, COSHH & PUWER.
•Develop your mechanical skills through delivery of the site’s mechanical rebuild schedule.
•Develop your electrical skills through our onsite electrical workshop.
•Opportunities to develop fabrication skills including Welding
•Regular opportunities for overtime at premium rate
•Opportunities beyond completion of your Level 3 Apprenticeship to gain an engineering degree through our degree apprenticeship program.
•Merging practical experience with skills-based learning, you will be attending college learning on scheduled days.

Your key responsibilities as an Engineering Apprentice will be:
•Support the Engineering teams to ensure the Engineering maintenance is carried out in line with the schedule and effective and efficient corrective action is taken.
•Develop quick and effective response to breakdowns in more than one area on site, where possible identifying root cause and suggesting possible improvements to prevent further breakdowns occurring.
•Communicate unscheduled breakdowns to the Engineering Shift Manager / Principal Engineer and work with the operations department to minimise plant disruption.
•Follow good engineering standards and good hygiene practice for the department.
•Ensure all activities are carried out within company and legislative health and safety guidelines, highlighting possible areas of improvement to the Engineering Shift Manager / Principal Engineer.
•Timely reporting of any Health and Safety, Animal Welfare and Environmental Issues.
•Follow the communicated escalation route for unscheduled plant downtime and minimise downtime by following a good engineering practice.
•Demonstrate basic problem solving techniques to identify root cause of issues.

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

Qualifications included..

  • Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard.
  • Company Training Plan & Assessment.
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Development Knowledge (1 day per week for 2 years at college)
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance (workplace)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills - Maths (If required)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills - English (If required)
  • End Point Assessment at the end of the apprenticeship

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We have clear progression within our engineering departments, with clear levels and progression onto future apprenticeships at a higher level, going on shift as a multi skilled engineer or managing people. We want people to develop and build their career with us and is something that we actively support with regards to future growth and roles. We have had Level 3 apprentices, become Engineering Shift Managers.

Reality Check

This is a FMCG fast operating and ambient factory environment where you will spend a majority of your time, there is an engineering workshop and opportunity to learn in a secure and comfortable environment. We are a diverse workforce and you will be interacting with multiple people at all levels, so being a team player and inclusive is key. **Numerical and reasoning ability to meet entry level requirements for a technical apprenticeship (Functional skills L2 in Literacy and Numeracy as well as pass score in Technical Abilities Test)**

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Keen Interest in Engineering, Ambition

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent A Min of 5 GCSE's in English, Science, Maths (Grade 5-9 (C-A*)) Essential
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