Mechatronics Maintenance Technician Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Unilever (Employer)

The University of Sheffield (Training Provider)

Annual wage £12,345.84 to £15,132.60
37.5 hours per week Shifts to be confirmed.
48 months (duration)
23 August 2021(start date)
Engineering Technician (apprenticeship standard)
3 positions available
29 March 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Mechatronics Maintenance Technicians ensure that plant and equipment perform to the required standard to facilitate production targets regarding Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.


You will work in one of Unilever’s factories, alongside a multidisciplinary team who are responsible for optimising the running and maintenance of equipment.

Mechatronics Maintenance Technicians ensure that plant and equipment perform to the required standard to facilitate production targets regarding Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.

Typically, work involves a broad range of activities including:

  • Installation
  • Testing
  • Fault finding and on-going planned maintenance

This requires the application of a complex blend of skills, knowledge, and behaviours across a variety of disciplines.

Future Prospects

  • Completion of this apprenticeship is just the start of your career and can open the door to many more opportunities, such as Engineering Management and Project Engineering positions across a range of sectors

Reality Check

  • During the first year you will be required to attend the University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre in Sheffield, full time for an initial 23 week block of study. This will require you to stay away from home in University accommodation
  • One Friday per month you will return to your workplace
  • After the initial 23 week block you will be required to attend the AMRC Training Centre for 1 day each month for a full day of classroom teaching

Skills Required

  • Curiosity: A passion to learn how things work and a desire to actively participate in seeking solutions/improvements
  • Problem solving: Ability to approach problems in a logical and structured manner aiming to generate effective solutions
  • Communication skills: Convey or share ideas and feelings effectively using verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrate effective listening and questioning skills
  • Teamwork: Work well in a team and contribute towards individual and team goals
  • Computer Literacy: Knowledge of Microsoft office programmes including Word & Excel

Qualities Required

  • Purpose & Service: Works from purpose for the good of others. Knows what their own purpose/what motivates them. Communicates with enthusiasm about the specific role requirements/programme applied for. Has a realistic understanding of the programme requirements and expectations
  • Personal Mastery: Always brings their best self. Makes an immediate and positive impact on others. Manages own emotions, remaining calm and effective during stressful times. Present and focused in the moment, attends to tasks and people to make conscious decisions. Acknowledges their limits of personal knowledge, skills, and expertise
  • Agility: Constantly curious and courageous. Sharing success and failures with others, reflecting on learnings. Proactively taking actions to constantly learn and improve, seeking feedback from colleagues. Adapts quickly to change by modifying behaviour and approach

Qualifications Required

  • A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 9-5 (A*-C), including mathematics, English and science, technology, or engineering-related subject
  • Applicants are also required to successfully pass assessment before being offered an apprenticeship

Training Provided

  • Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
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About the employer

Were one of the most competitive and successful consumer goods companies in the world. From foods to home and personal care, we make some of the best-loved brands in the world - boasting names like Persil, Marmite, Pot Noodle and Ben and Jerrys, to name just a few. Every day 150 million of our products are purchased in 150 different countries.

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