Invista Textiles (UK) Ltd

Mechatronics Maintenance Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Invista Textiles (UK) Ltd (Employer)

Gloucestershire Engineering Training Limited (Training Provider)

Wage Competitive salary
39.0 hours per week Monday to Thursday: 7.30am to 4.00pm, Friday: 7.30am to 3.00pm.
4 years (duration)
13 September 2021(start date)
Engineering Technician (apprenticeship standard)
12 March 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

INVISTA is part of Koch Industries,one of the largest privately-owned companies in the world.This brings with it a culture of transformation & innovation which is key to our continued success and goal of sustaining world-class levels of performance We are looking for a Mechatronics Maintenance Apprentice with motivation and drive to join our team.


The first 12 months of the programme will be spent attending Gloucestershire Engineering Training College (GET) on a full-time basis to achieve a broad-based engineering introduction, NVQ at Level 2 and Technical Certificate Year 1.
In the subsequent 3 years the apprentice will have on site training at the INVISTA Gloucester site working alongside INVISTA’s skilled Technicians and Engineers with one day per week spent at GET.   The apprentice will work towards and achieve a NVQ level 3 in Mechatronics Maintenance and Technical Certificate (in Year 2).
There is also the potential for the apprentice to complete a Higher National Certificate in Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

  • Scheduled and planned preventive maintenance on high speed production and services equipment
  • Fault finding and reactive maintenance on all plant equipment in the event of breakdowns
  • Workshop based activities including motor and winder repairs 
  • Condition based monitoring on equipment
  • Programming control systems including PLC, SCADA & DCS

Future Prospects

There is also the potential for the apprentices to complete a Higher National Certificate in Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

Reality Check

This programme is a great opportunity, however will require a lot of hard work and dedication. Learners will be expected to work 2 or 3 qualifications at the same time and also contribute towards the maintenance team from the second year onwards.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

Skills Required

  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills

Qualities Required

Be able to demonstrate a practical mind set and have shown past interest in the engineering field through school work or outside interests.

A desire to enter the field of Electrical/Mechanical maintenance.

You will need to be self-motivated, committed and hardworking and be able to work under supervised conditions, as part of a team and also on your own initiative.

Qualifications Required

Five GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grade C (9-4) or above, which must include maths, English and a science subject, together with a real interest in technical matters. 

Training Provided

INVISTA are very proud to be working with Gloucestershire Engineering Training as our apprentice training provider of choice for our apprenticeship development programmes. 
Providing engineering companies across the county with the highest quality training in mechanical and electrical engineering, GET lead the way in quality of delivery, structure and disciplined learning, with a network of support for learners and employers that is second to none within the county.
During your apprenticeship you will complete:

  • An NVQ3
  • Technical Certificate
  • End Point Assessment
  • Functional skills in maths, English and ICT (If applicable)
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