Mechanical Engineer Apprentice

PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED

Apprenticeship summary

Pilkington UK Limited has exciting opportunities for individuals who wish to begin a successful career as a Mechanical Engineering Technician in a world-leading glass manufacturing business. You will be qualified to Level 3 in Mechanical Engineering with further progression possible.

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Closing date: April 30, 2024

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Wage:
£18,000.00
Total hours per week:
37.5
Expected duration (weeks):
154
Positions (available):
2
Date posted:
January 19, 2024
Possible start date:
September 2, 2024
Apprenticeship level:

Advanced

Pilkington UK Limited has exciting opportunities for individuals who wish to begin a successful career as a Mechanical Engineering Technician in a world-leading glass manufacturing business.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a business which has a proven track record of developing apprentices who aspire to become team leaders and managers in the UK and around the world.

As a Mechanical Enginering Apprentice, you will gain experience of:

  • Machine and equipment maintenance, including preventative and planned maintenance tasks on mechanical equipment such as gearboxes, pumps, chain drive systems, hydraulics, pneumatics etc
  • Fault finding and diagnostics
  • Using preventative maintenance systems

Restoring components undertaking repair:

  • Replacement and servicing equipment

Apprentices will gain knowledge of both mechanical and electrical engineering principles, leadership skills, quality control, health and safety training, and exposure to non-operational functions (Planning, Finance, Commercial) at our world- class manufacturing facilities in St Helens.

Additional training such as health and safety, de-fib, first aid, vehicles (including forklift trucks), technical knowledge and leadership skills will all be provided by the business.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a business which has a proven track record of developing apprentices who aspire to become team leaders and managers in the UK and around the world.

The apprenticeship will provide training in mechanical skills for the maintenance and fault finding of manufacturing equipment within the glass industry, working with our teams of highly skilled engineers to provide mechanical engineering support to our multi-million pound plant operations.

Apprentices will gain knowledge of mechanical engineering principles, leadership skills, quality control, health and safety training, and exposure to non-operational functions (Planning, Finance, Commercial) at our world- class manufacturing facilities in St Helens.

Additional Training such as Health and Safety, De-fib, First Aid,  and Vehicles (including forklift trucks) will all be provided by the business.

During year 1 you will attend Waterside (WA9 1TW) full time from Monday to Friday from 8:45 am. to 4:30 p.m.

During year 2, 3 and 4, you will attend Pilkington’s two manufacturing sites at Cowley Hill and Greengate in St Helens (WA9 5DZ).  You will work at 37.5 hour week from Monday to Friday, with the possibility of spending some time on shifts during your final year.

You will be qualified on a Level 3 City & Guilds Mechanical Engineering Qualification and a Level 3 Science Industry Maintenance Technician standard with the possibility of progression to HNC Level 4 Qualification.

We endeavour to offer full time, permanent roles to qualified Engineering Technicians at the end of the period of apprenticeship training.
We are a global business with opportunities for talented individuals both in the UK and abroad; most of our former apprentices go on to become Team Leaders, with many subsequently moving into engineering management roles both at our Upstream manufacturing sites and at our European Technical Centre in Lathom, nr Ormskirk.
Funding for degrees is available, subject to business requirements, throughout your career.

Employer

PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED

As a member of the NSG Group, Pilkington United Kingdom Limited is one of the leading glass suppliers in the UK. We manufacture, process and distribute glass in the UK using the most advanced glass and coating technology. We offer a wide range of innovative flat glass solutions for the construction industry, and we also manufacture and supply products for non-building related applications such as digital signage and display. The Pilkington brand is synonymous with technical excellence and service in the glass industry. With buildings accounting for almost 50 percent of the energy consumed in developed countries, increased focus is being placed on legislation and policies to improve their energy efficiency. Our products play a vital role in this area as well as in reducing CO2 emissions. Other advanced functionalities of our glass include fire protection, noise insulation, safety and security, privacy, decoration and even self-cleaning properties. Glass also has an important role to play in the developing Solar Energy sector. We supply products for all three of the leading technologies, converting power from the sun into clean renewable energy. Based in St Helens and at the NSG Group's European Technical Centre nearby in Lathom, Lancashire, we employ around 3,000 people across the UK.

Training

Training Provider:

ST HELENS COLLEGE

Apprenticeship standard:

Science industry maintenance technician (level 3)