Job Type: Apprenticeship
What you need to know: Closes 13/08/2022
The apprentice will study for 4 years whilst learning practically on the job here at Broxburn bottlers. The successful individual will work in the Maintenance department to develop the required Engineering skills along with Health and Safety awareness as well as working on all aspects of Quality relevant to the food industry.
The purpose of this opportunity is to build a succession plan for Broxburn bottlers with the aim of a position at the end of the placement. As an apprentice Maintenance Engineer, you will attend college part time two days per week in year one with three days in the workplace.
The first year at college will be spent studying for an SVQ level 2 where you will develop your hand skills in a workshop environment.
Year two will again be 2 days per week at College studying for an Electrical/Mechanical National Certificate. The days when not at College will be spent hands on in the workplace learning aspects of the role from skilled tradespeople.
Also in year two you will be registered for SVQ Level 3 and this will continue over the remaining 3 years where your progress will be monitored by an Engineering assessor who will guide you through until completion of your apprenticeship.
Candidates may be able to extend their College learning on day release to HNC level, this would be one day per week in years 3 and 4.
Also in years 2, 3 and 4 the apprentice will be learning the various processes involved and specialising in the final discipline they are likely to follow once time served. Previous apprentices that have successfully completed the process have been offered a full time role in the business.
What will I learn?
Your apprentice programme will focus on the following;
Year 1: Attending College for Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) SVQ Level 2.
Year 2: Attend College studying for a National certificate in either Electrical or Mechanical Engineering where you will develop and gain knowledge in various Electrical and Mechanical principles.
Years 2, 3 & 4 - Training in the workplace, working towards an SVQ level 3 with
Possible HNC in Years 3 & 4.
Ideally you will need to have your own transport or use of public transport.
A bit about working on the job at Broxburn:
Working as part of a skilled team, you will be learning about the various process systems involved on the production facilities which incorporate Mechanical and Electrical controls, this includes three phase induction motors, pumps, blowers and compressors, motorised valves and pneumatics, inverters, plc’s and conventional control systems. You will be involved in all aspects of Engineering works including projects, improvement work and all pro and re-active maintenance tasks associated with the site.
What qualification or qualities are required?
You’ll have a head start in this vacancy if you’ve completed a Foundation Apprenticeship in a related field. We’ll need you to provide evidence of your qualification and show you gained the relevant skills from your placement
Candidates should be enthusiastic team members with a natural interest and aptitude for Electrical / Mechanical engineering. Hold a minimum of 4 National 5’s (or Equivalent) at level C or above such as Maths/ English/ Science or Tech Studies and/or a relevant NC qualification. Excellent communication skills with the ability to use your own initiative and a strong drive to succeed are all essential.