Apprentice Multi-Skilled Engineering Technician

Job Reference : LEE-SBX-02301
Location : Stevenage Bakery
Closing Date : 19/07/2017
Jobs Start Date : 04/09/2017
Salary : £14,400
Department : Not Specified
Employer : Allied Bakeries
Hours Per week : 40

Role:                         Multi-Skilled Engineering Apprentice

Responsible to:      Site Maintenance Manager

Location:                  Stevenage

Purpose of the job:           

To undertake an advanced apprenticeship as a multi-skilled engineering technician leading to a nationally recognised qualification and accreditation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. To complete a programme of training to be conducted within the Faculty’s Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Architecture & Civil Engineering and Chemical Engineering departmental workshops and laboratories.

2. To become proficient in the application and use of a wide range of machine tools including, but not restricted to, conventional and CNC turning and milling, grinding and drilling.

3. Fitting and assembly skills including the use of hand tools and marking out.

4. Welding, fabrication, brazing, soldering and other jointing processes.

5. Sheet metalwork including shearing, folding etc.

6. Measurement and inspection techniques using a variety of metrology equipment.

7. Training in the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) using proprietary software packages.

8. Electrical installation, electrical maintenance and electrical testing.

9. Attendance at college on a full time followed by day release and evening class basis leading to recognised NVQ qualifications over a four year period.

10. Carrying out such tasks and duties as directed by the Departmental Technical Manager / Supervisor that are calculated to contribute to the requisite levels of performance and competence.

11. To provide instruction and advice within the Department commensurate with training completed.

Line Management

Indirect:-         Faculty Director of Technical Services.

Co-ordination of training activities between the Faculty, Department and College.

Ensure compliance with nationally recognised  modules.                     

Direct:-           Departmental Technical Manager. Departmental Technical Supervisor.

Apprentice Supervisor

Identifying and scheduling training programmes both internally and externally and including vocational training

Workshop Supervisors / Section Leaders

Detailed and specific day to day allocation of duties. Specialist training in the use of section tools, equipment, processes and techniques.

Special Conditions

In agreement with the Departmental Technical Managers / Departmental Technical Supervisors, the job holder will be required to attend and complete required national recognised training courses. This will involve attendance at local educational establishments, on a “day release”, and evening class basis as appropriate.

Other Related Activities and Functions

To assist with technical duties in other Faculty of Engineering & Design departments, if requested by the Director of Technical Services, in liaison with the Heads of Departments, due to variations in workload, staff shortages or re-organisation.

Terms and Conditions of Employment

The post is offered on a 4 year fixed term contract for the duration of the apprenticeship as a Technical Services Grade 1 position at a salary of £14,400 per annum.

Person Specification


A minimum of 4 GCSE’s, or equivalent, at Grade A* to C including English, Maths and a science related subject.

A minimum of 2 “A” levels, or equivalent, in an engineering or science related subject.

No prerequisite experience required but a demonstrable interest in mechanical engineering through school or hobby interests.


Demonstrable interest in an engineering discipline.

To be I.T. literate and familiar with Microsoft “Word”, “Excel” or equivalent software.

Ability to work efficiently and accurately.

Highly motivated.

Aptitude for practical science or engineering skills.

Driving licence for college/training off site.


The ability to work as a team member and possess good interpersonal, communication and literacy skills.

To work with efficiency, accuracy and to be able to meet deadlines.

To be able to prioritise workload and work under own initiative.

High level of flexibility and dependability.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.