We are looking for Aspiring Engineers to join our Engineering Apprentice Programme, at our Spalding Site!

If you would like to earn a competitive salary whilst working towards becoming a qualified Engineer, then this might just be the perfect opportunity for you!

By completing this programme, you will become a qualified Engineer who will be able to carry out planned and reactive maintenance on machinery and equipment at our Site. In turn, you will be supporting your colleagues in Production to process our products effectively and efficiently.

As part of the programme, the key responsibilities will include:

Asset Management: maintenance of Manufacturing machinery and manage process, fault finding and repairs and a robust PPM system.

Involvement in Continuous Improvement projects, project management and tests and trial activities.

Fault finding and timely corrective action in line with food safety standards.

Being part of an Engineering Team striving to achieve the highest quality products, highlighting any concerns, and ensuring products and volumes are in accordance with specifications and targets.

You will complete an Engineering Apprenticeship with a local Training Provider, this will involve regular attendance at the College (to learn a combination of theory and practical skills) and commitment to complete work / projects to work towards achieving a broad range of skills and valuable qualification within the Food Industry. When not at college, our experienced on-site Team will look after your development and make sure that you are learning new skills in practice.

At the end of the programme, you will have achieved the following qualifications as a minimum:

A Competence Element such as NVQ Level 3

A Knowledge Element Underpinning knowledge / theory-based qualifications at Level 3

Functional Skills in English, Mathematics and ICT at the required level

Personal Learning and Thinking skills

Understanding the Employees Rights and Responsibilities through assignment-based activities

Hands on exposure to electrical and mechanical principles as well as maintenance

Mechanical maintenance to keep our factories running efficiently

Basic welding and machining skills

Involvement with automation projects

There are entry requirements – and therefore where possible, you may be required to provide proof of Level 2 in English, maths, a Science, and ICT. Where you are unable to provide this, you will need to

achieve level 2 English and Maths prior to taking the end-point assessment for this apprenticeship.

Working at Pilgrims, you can be confident that you’ll be joining a highly regarded apprenticeship programme. After your apprenticeship, you can progress your career through the ranks in Engineering, increasing your earning potential. We offer ongoing development opportunities for those individuals who are keen to progress and ambitious. Our existing Apprentices are now about to move into Multi-Skilled Engineer roles!

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