Smurfit Kappa Ltd

Smurfit Kappa - Level 3 - Mechanical Maintenance Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Smurfit Kappa Ltd (Employer)

Eef Apprentices and Skills (Training Provider)

Annual wage £9,154.22
36.5 hours per week Year1 - Mon-Thurs 8am-4.30pm Fri 8am-12.30pm
42 months (duration)
12 September 2022(start date)
Engineering technician (apprenticeship standard)
30 July 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

An excellent opportunity for a Mechanical Maintenance Apprentice to work for an established manufacturing company based in Birmingham.


We are seeking to employ 1 apprentice.

This apprenticeship will teach you mechanical core skill principles. You will initially spend your first year off-the-job training at Make UK training centre for 5 days. The second year you will be based at Make UK for one day, and on-the-job training at the company for 4 days to get practical experience with members of our highly skilled Engineering Department.

You will be trained in a wide variety of areas such as:

  • Health and Safety
  • Forklift Truck
  • Confined space
  • Working at height
  • Overhead crane

What you could be involved in:

  • Shaft laser alignment
  • Bearing changes
  • Fitting and removing rolls
  • Fitting pumps and motors
  • Refurbish and service of pumps, gearboxes, rolls
  • Specific improvement projects (conception through to completion)
  • Hydraulic maintenance
  • LEAN philosophy and improvements

Future Prospects

To become a fully qualified Mechanical Maintenance Engineer to HNC standard with potential to progress further in the business within the engineering department and other departments if desired.

Reality Check

The role may involve working at heights and/or working in confined spaces (full training will be given).

Skills Required

  • Good problem solving methodology with a practical approach

Qualities Required

  • Team player
  • Self-motivated
  • Trustworthy
  • Honest
  • Punctual and conscientious
  • Good attention to detail

Qualifications Required

  • 5 GCSEs at grade C (4) or above (or equivalent), to include maths, English and Science

Training Provided

Together with invaluable commercial and practical experience, you’ll gain several academic and vocational qualifications throughout your time with us and Make UK, which are fully paid for, including: 

  •  Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) 
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) 
  • Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
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