What will the apprentice be doing?
You would be providing a high level of support to Bakkavor whilst gaining fault-finding experience and ensuring the efficient and effective running of the factories.
Working in engineering requires an enthusiastic individual with a team player mentality and strong planning abilities.
For this opportunity you will need to have a positive approach and be willing to ‘have a go’.
Depending on the site, role and responsibilities, you will be required to work normal office hours or shifts. As you will be working with machinery, you will need good communication skills and be able to adapt well. Combining learning with work-based experience, you will be able to establish yourself within our engineering teams.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
You must understand the key features of working with consumable products and how they this affects food industry maintenance practices. Food and Drink Engineers will work autonomously, taking responsibility for their own tasks and also work effectively in teams.
You will gain an understanding how to:
Monitor mechanical equipment in food and drink operations
Repair and produce replacement complex mechanical components to required standards
Understand the operation of process controllers within an engineered system
Commission and perform maintenance of instrumentation/process control systems
A great part of our programme is that all of our Engineers from all of our sites, get to learn together at one of the UK's leading Engineering colleges BMET. We do this using a six week block release and residential model. This is three six week blocks every academic year. Accommodation, food and travel is paid for by the company. Everyone gets individual secure accommodation and safeguarding measures are in place.
A Level 3 Diploma in food and drink engineering maintenance will be attained as partof this programme.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Upon successfully completing this four year apprenticeship you will be guaranteed a full-time role with Bakkavor.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English (Grade A - C or 9 - 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A - C or 9 - 5) Essential