Apprentice Engineer

30 Sep 2021
28 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
At Warburtons, family is at the heart of our business. Five generations'??? worth of expertise that goes into making our bakery products allows us to continue a tradition of baking inherited over the past 141 years.

Warburtons is the largest bakery brand in the UK, but that doesn't allow us to rest on our laurels. We are pioneers of the industry and ambitious market leaders, always seeking to challenge ourselves and convention. It is part of our philosophy to provide honest good sense on issues of health and well-being, helping the whole family to enjoy our products as part of a healthy, balanced diet, through a range of products to suit all meal occasions, lifestyles and tastes.
Engineers aren't born they're bread and we're gearing up to welcome applications for our 2022 Engineering Apprentices to join our family based in our West Midlands bakery in Wednesbury. We are looking for our new Apprentices to have a passion for engineering and to be available to join the family in September 2022.

Your first year will be attending a full-time residential course studying your Apprenticeship at our Engineering College based in the Midlands, accommodation will be provided in newly-built Student Accommodation on campus and will be funded as part of the course.

Our Engineering Apprenticeship will take you on a journey of learning and development over the next 4 years, we will take care of you and your tuition fees as well as paying you for your hard work. There's no reason to worry about student debt, we've got your bread & butter sorted, all we knead is for you to use your loaf and apply!

As 'Britain's Best Loved Food Brand' we have been baking bread since 1876. Our family of 4,500 colleagues throughout the UK, have recognised us as a Sunday Times Top 30 Best Big Companies' to work for.

The Apprenticeship programme gives YOU the development and skill set you need for us to shape our future together.

We are inviting Apprenticeship applications NOW in readiness for our selection events in February 2022.

The Recipe

The Apprenticeship provides the knowledge, skills and experience needed for the role of a Multi skilled Maintenance Engineer. These include, plant maintenance, highly automated control systems, mechanical, electrical and production systems along with learning about food and safety legislation.

Typical things you can expect are:

* You'll take on a real role with real responsibility and undertake challenging placements around the business.
* A structured 4-year Apprenticeship Programme with a lead into a permanent position
* Varied learning through a mixture of college study and on the job training with your own personal Warburtons mentor
* An apprenticeship that equips you to become a multi skilled maintenance engineer
* A varied programme that involves, electrical, mechanical and maintenance engineering
* Learning to fault find and fix mechanical and electrical components of the plant equipment and making and suggesting improvements

At the end of your Apprenticeship you'll have achieved your BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering & Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and you'll be ready to enter into a permanent role with us. This route is just the start of your career and can open the door to many more opportunities, such as Engineering Management and project Engineering positions at site or involved with continuous improvement projects in head office.

Family and values is what makes us different, and we are a proud bunch, join us and you too could be proud to be Warburtons.

Key Accountabilities and Measures

* To attain skills and knowledge to ensure plant and personnel conform to Health & Safety legislation, policy and standards identifying any required actions so that the area of responsibility is healthy, safe and accident free.
* To attain skills and knowledge to deliver planned and reactive maintenance in order to achieve engineering KPIs.
* Adheres to site specific machinery procedures to ensure safe and efficient asset maintenance, contributing to the continuous improvement of operational performance
* Compliance with quality and food safety legislation, company standards and specifications in order to meet the requirements of professional and legal standards.

Essential Ingredients

To join our Apprenticeship programme in Wednesbury you'll need the following:
* You will be 17 years or over by September 2022 due to the residential requirement of the first year of study
* Expected to achieve 5 GCSE's (or equivalent) including English Maths and a science or ICT at grades C or level 4 and above
* Able to be flexible around work patterns, including shifts, weekends and evenings
* You'll have excellent analytical skills and enjoy problem solving with a logical and structured approach
* Passion, drive and commitment to complete a 4-year apprenticeship with a genuine interest in Engineering
Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Extra Dough

* A recognised development path and qualification to kick-start your career
* GBP16,000 starting salary rising each year of your Apprenticeship
* Family time is important to us, so we'll start you on 25 days paid holiday per year
* New starter goodie box to welcome you to the family
* Delicious fresh bakery products in our site kitchen daily
* Onsite canteen with healthy food options (and chips)
* Being part of a national team of Apprentices, supporting each other
* Your own dedicated mentor throughout your Apprenticeship
* Continued development & 121 training designed especially for you
* Working on sites with state-of-the-art technology, automation and new product development
* Site social events, charity days and wellbeing initiatives
* Award winning contributory pension scheme
* Discounted Gym Membership
* Retail Vouchers & online shopping offers including Warburtons discounted products

If you're looking to kick-start your career within a fast paced, Industry leading family business that puts our people at the heart of it, then the journey starts here.

Key Dates
* November 2021 applications will close - to avoid disappointment, we strongly advise you to apply now!
* December 2021 successful candidates will be notified by email
* Selection Events will be held from February 2022
September 2022 employment commences

We respect and value difference. We look to create an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, or any other aspect which makes them unique, are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work, is the right thing to do

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