Huhtamaki Ltd

Maintenance Engineer Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Huhtamaki Ltd (Employer)

Peta Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £13,644.80 to £18,532.30
40.0 hours per week Monday - Friday 08:00 - 17:00
45 months (duration)
28 February 2022(start date)
3 positions available
10 February 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

PETA Ltd are looking to source an exceptional Engineering Maintenance Engineer Apprentice for our client, Huhtamaki. As a maintenance engineer you will be interested in taking things apart to find out how they work. This role will involve carrying out planned, unplanned and preventative maintenance on plant /equipment.


You will learn how to remove components assess their condition then replace/repair them, returning plant and equipment to an operational condition. You will also learn how to diagnose and determine the cause of faults in plant and equipment. Maintenance engineers also position, assemble, install and dismantle plant equipment.

As a maintenance engineer apprentice this programme forms part of your company's succession planning for the future. The company will support your personal and professional development. You will be trained, supported and monitored throughout the process.

  • As a maintenance engineer apprentice, you will learn how to work safely
  • You will be learning how to locate and rectify faults on plant and equipment. This will include inspecting and maintaining plant and equipment
  • As a maintenance engineer apprentice you will also learn how to read, understand and interpret information, technical specifications and supporting documentation
  • This job will mean preparing work areas and reinstating those areas after the completion of the work-related activities
  • As a maintenance engineer apprentice you will learn how to assess and test the performance and condition of plant and equipment
  • Upon completion of work you will communicate, handover and confirm that the appropriate process has been completed
  • As a maintenance engineer apprentice you will develop communication skills enabling you to provide information to internal and external stakeholders

Future Prospects

  • There is potential to be offered a full-time role on completion of the apprenticeship.

Reality Check


  • Auto-enrolled into the company pension scheme after qualification period, 5 % employer and employee contributions.
  • 21 days holiday plus bank holidays rising to 26 days after 4 years (3 days to be taken at Christmas).
  • Private Health Insurance after 2 years service
  • Free parking on site
  • Onsite canteen with kitchen facilities
  • Overtime available (not guaranted)
  • Christmas Vouchers
  • Long Service Awards

Skills Required

  • Your motivation and drive are the assets that will be best appreciated.
  • You will possess good communication skills with the ability to communicate with peers and management
  • You will need to be open minded and willing to develop your knowledge and skills to support your future development

Qualities Required

  • You will be 18 years or older due to the nature of the working environment
  • You will have a good level of dexterity and hand skills
  • Demonstrate a real interest in maintaining mechanical and electrical items is desirable
  • You will have good hand to eye co-ordination
  • Your methodical and logical approach to problem solving will enable you to perform to make a positive contribution to all aspects of the job
  • You need to be able to learn through instruction and experience

Qualifications Required

  • 4 GCSE's at grade C/4 or above (or equivalents) in maths and English are essential

Training Provided

Throughout the duration of the maintenance engineer apprenticeship you will be required to attend PETA’s Havant training center for off-the-job training.  This will start as 12 months of day release when you will complete your foundation skills training.

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Maintaining electrical equipment/systems

You will then pass through the foundation Gateway to complete your engineering maintenance skills development training in years 2 - 4 with your employer. Your Level 3 development programme will include:

  • Level 3 Advanced Engineering (Development Competence) delivered in the workplace by your PETA Job Coach, and day release for 24 months to complete a Level 3 Btec technical certificate.
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