What will the apprentice be doing?
Engineers have an important effect on the performance and success of our manufacturing capability and therefore, the apprentices of today can become our stars of the future.
Though starting and spending the majority of your time at a base site, this is a national apprenticeship, and you will be studying and training in a group with other apprentices. You will be covering various aspects of Engineering and will have the opportunity to gain an Apprenticeship Standard level 3 qualification and a level 3 Diploma in Food & Drink Engineering Maintenance.
It is our intention you will be visiting other manufacturing sites across the UK from time to time and developing both the technical, professional and behavioural skills needed to be successful.
In this job, you will learn the skills and techniques to be able to…
- Plan and prepare for maintenance work
- Conduct planned maintenance including testing, fault finding, repairing and manufacturing or replacing component parts
- Conduct predictive maintenance
- Respond to breakdowns, conduct reactive maintenance and perform corrective actions
- Understand the basics of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and integration into fault finding
- Lead and support operational teams with machinery changeovers, setups, the removal of decommissioned equipment and contribute to the installation and commission of new equipment
- Contribute to continuous improvement projects
- Maintain engineering documentation
- Ensure the availability and performance of equipment
- Contribute to internal and external audits
- Support and communicate with operational team members
Hovis will provide a structured, focused and professional work environment. Our carefully selected college providers have specialist training facilities for process manufacturing industries and share our passion for quality delivery.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- You will study a Level 3 Food and Drink Maintenance Engineer Apprenticeship Standard at Kirklees College.
The college element of this Apprenticeship has typically been on “block release”, so there has been the expectation to work and study away from home.
When required, accommodation and travel will be organised, but we need you to have a mature outlook, be mobile, and be “up” for the challenge of managing yourself and your studies both if away from home, and when at your site/working remotely.
The typical duration of college attendance in previous years is shown below:
- Year 1 – 20 weeks
- Year 2 – 10 weeks
- Year 3 – 10 weeks
- Year 4 – 8 weeks
This is a 4-year programme.
The final year will involve completion of a portfolio and preparation for End Point Assessment (EPA). This measures the skills, knowledge and behaviours outlined in the standard and is carried out by ESFA approved organisations independent from the college.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
- Once our apprentices have completed their Apprenticeship standard, subject to vacancies at the time, there will be an opportunity to apply for further employment
Things to consider
The successful candidate will be 18 years or over before September 2024 (due to Health and Safety considerations)