Mechanical Engineering Apprentice - Bury St Edmunds

  • British Sugar
  • Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
  • £23877 per annum

In this apprenticeship you will follow a Mechanical pathway, learning the science behind how we produce sugar and how we design, analyse, manufacture, and maintain our mechanical and electrical equipment and highly automated programmable control systems.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    246477
  • Wages
    £23,877 p/a
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    13/02/2024
  • Start Date
    04/09/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    42 months

  • Location
    Bury St Edmunds
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Engineering
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Employer
    British Sugar

Description

When you join British Sugar, you can expect a competitive starting salary of £23,877, which is reviewed annually. Additionally, you'll enjoy the benefit of 26 days holiday plus bank holidays. At British Sugar, we prioritise rewarding our employees for their dedication and contributions, ensuring a supportive and fulfilling work environment.

As a Mechanical Engineering Apprentice you'll learn a broad range of mechanical areas including pumps, gearboxes, pipework, bearings as well as learning some electrical biased subjects such as, valves, actuators, isolation and high voltage distribution.

A 42-month programme, following the Maintenance and Operations Engineering Standard, achieving a Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering qualification and all the practical experience alongside to be ready to move into a Mechanical Technician role.

During your scheme, you will be working from our Bury St Edmunds factory site, 5-days a week, Monday-Friday, 8 hours each day and attending college 1 day per week. When you move into a Mechanical Technician role you may then need to work a 12-hour shift pattern of 4 days at work and then 4 days not at work. This includes working some weekends and bank holidays.

The scheme gives you the opportunity to:

  • Gain a solid knowledge of maintenance and operational practices, processes and procedures covering a range of plant and equipment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of engineering theories and principles.
  • Understand the systems and procedures to work safely and efficiently.
  • Develop behavioural skills to be a great team member.


For more information about this vacancy please contact GetMyFirstJob Recruitment on opportunities@getmyfirstjob.co.uk (Ref ID: 246477)

Company website : https://careers.britishsugar.co.uk/apprenticeships/

What will you need?

  • Be aged 16 and over
  • Be living and eligible to work in the UK
  • To be able to travel to attend college 1 day a week
  • Live our values of staying safe, drive to action, working together, respecting each other and being open and flexible


  • Have achieved or predicted a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at Level 4/C which must include Maths, English and a Science
British Sugar is committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive, within a culture of inclusion; a culture that empowers and respects everyone.

Opportunities with British Sugar

"British Sugar are renowned for their apprenticeship schemes. Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to learn without needing to go to university. You can still progress and achieve your goals without having a diploma! Whichever route you take after leaving school, an apprenticeship should be one of the options that is considered, especially if you aren’t fully set on university. For myself, I wanted to fully change my career and wanted a challenge I could really set my mind to. A lot of people don’t know what they want to do with their career and get discouraged when others have planned out their lives around university. The best piece of advice I could give is to give it a try!"

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