Carlsberg UK

Engineering Apprentice


Carlsberg UK

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Annual wage £13,000.00
35.0 hours per week 5 days out of 7, shifts to be confirmed.
duration: 48 months
start: 3 February 2020
Advanced(level 3)
Engineering Technician (apprenticeship standard)
3 positions available
17 November 2019 (application closing date)
Carlsberg are looking to recruit apprentices to join their reputable engineering team and become a qualified engineer. If you would like to start your career in engineering and work for a well known employer, apply today!


To develop a future engineering team member through the completion of technical training qualifications and the development of basic functional/technical skills. All training is completed in accordance with an engineering technician apprenticeship scheme supplemented by focused assignments and work placements.

As with all roles within Carlsberg UK, all employees are expected to operate to the highest levels of health and safety, quality and food safety.

The role will involve operating out of our Northampton site which contains using a broad range of equipment, processes and innovative new technologies. The apprentices will be trained, developed and upskilled by the onsite engineering function, which boasts an impressive collection of engineering skills and technical expertise.

You will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • General maintenance tasks
  • Production area machine breakdown attendance
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Equipment Inspection
  • Machine shop work
  • Competently carry out a variety of technical duties under supervision
  • Demonstrate a logical and practical approach to tasks
  • Take opportunities to learn new technical skills
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Complete all tasks including paperwork accurately, to a high standard and on time
  • Demonstrate a professional attitude at all times
  • Demonstrate a good level of communication skills verbally and in writing
  • Maintain health and safety standards at all times
  • Work harmoniously with others, helping to generate a positive team atmosphere
  • Have a strong work ethic, able to get on with people of all levels, be a team player, be practical and demonstrate a logical practical approach to tasks
  • Specialist competencies

Future Prospects

The possible membership of a best in class engineering team with significant development and promotion opportunities in the UK and if desirable worldwide. Apprentices are eligible to apply for the Apprentice Extra Card, providing discounts for food, travel and many retail outlets.

Reality Check

  • Alcoholic manufacturing business
  • Future shift work inclusive of weekends (particularly during the 4th year) which could include but not exclusive to 24/5 and 24/7 shift patterns
  • Possible confined space working (during the latter part of the apprenticeship)
  • Higher levels of risk requiring a need for hearing protection, gas monitoring, and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • The apprentice will be required to attend work at the brewery when they are not at Milton Keynes College
  • Salary will be reviewed on an annual basis with controlled increases dependent on yearly results
  • This is a large site and you will be expected to work in different areas within the site
  • You will be expected to travel to both Milton Keynes College and the Carlsberg site in Northampton

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

Skills Required

  • Excellent communication skills

Qualities Required

  • Ability to work proactively on their own as well as in a team
  • An individual with a professional outlook who is both punctual and reliable
  • Able to travel to both Milton Keynes College and the Brewery in Northampton
  • Large site, so good mobility would be preferred
  • Passion for engineering
  • Problem resolution and fault finding
  • Adaptable individual
  • Ability to learn in a fast-paced technical environment

Qualifications Required

  • Preferred at least 6 GCSE’s or equivalent
  • Maths or equivalent at grade B/6 or above
  • Additional STEM subject of B or equivalent or above
  • English or equivalent at grade C/4 or above
  • 3 further GCSE’s or equivalent at grade C/4 or above

Training Provided

  • Apprenticeship Standard for Engineering Technician
  • Attendance at Chaffron Way Campus (3 days in Year 1, 1 day in Year 2 & 3, no College attendance in Year 4)
  • Regular visits from the College into the workplace
  • Observations and assessments in the workplace
  • Use of e-portfolio
  • End point assessment
  • Ongoing training and support from the College and employer including:
  • LOTO
  • FLT
  • MEWP
  • Steam and Hot Water Generators/Boilers
  • BOAS Training
  • Elec. Maintenance Skills for First Line Maintenance Unit A
  • Elec. Maintenance Skills for First Line Maintenance Unit B
  • Elec. Maintenance. Skills for First Line Maintenance Unit C
  • Mechanical Maintenance Skills for First Line Maintenance Unit A
  • Mechanical Maintenance Skills for First Line Maintenance Unit B
  • Mechanical Maintenance Skills for First Line Maintenance Unit C
  • Basic shop fitting skills, welding/machining etc.
  • Refrigeration Systems
  • High Speed Filling and Packing Equipment
  • Process oriented liquid handling and brewing (IBD certification)
  • NEBOSH or IOSH certification
  • HACCP for Engineering
  • Basic food training
  • Internal audit and process confirmation training
  • Lean methodology and TPM including RCA
  • Introduction to control systems engineering
  • Condition monitoring
  • Fast track RCM principles
  • Basic SAP training
  • MRO procurement & engineering stock control
  • BA and confined space training (towards the end of the apprenticeship)
  • Functional Skills if required