Engineering Apprenticeship

  • Employer Nestle
  • Job type Advanced Apprenticeships
  • Salary Competitive
  • Deadline Ongoing
  • Entry requirements GCSEs
  • Locations Halifax
  • Qualifications gained Professional Qualification
  • Date published 13/01/2017

Are you methodical, forward-thinking and keen to learn a wide range of electrical and mechanical engineering skills alongside experts?

Nestlé’s Engineering Apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity to learn, develop and progress as part of a dedicated team in one of our factories, working with some of the world’s biggest and most-loved brands.

What can you expect?

Becoming an Engineering Apprentice in the world's largest food and drink company is a challenging prospect, requiring the flexibility to master the different technologies and processes that we use throughout our factories. This role is about building and applying your knowledge, to undertake problem solving, preventative maintenance and ultimately support our business to keep running. To enable this, you’ll learn from the best to develop your skills in areas such as safety standards, quality and hygiene.

Our programme lasts four years and mixes block release college studies with real on the job work experience in a range of different electrical and mechanical engineering technologies, to provide extensive learning and application opportunities. You’ll learn from the best to develop your skills in areas such as safety standards, quality, and hygiene. Ultimately, you'll have the satisfaction of solving problems, maintaining and improving our equipment and supporting the business to run reliably. Along the way you will build and apply your technical knowledge.

You will study the new Trailblazer Level 3 Food & Drink Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship standard alongside other Nestlé Engineering Apprentices from around the UK, on block release at Kirklees College in Huddersfield. To enable all of our Engineering Apprentices to learn together as one team, you will be away from home at certain times from Monday to Friday, studying in Huddersfield. Nestlé will cover the travel and accommodation costs associated with your study weeks, including a meal allowance.

The knowledge and skills you develop whilst training will be invaluable to supporting your factory in its ongoing success and will form the basis of an exciting future career with Nestlé. Our previous apprentices have gone from Technician roles to become Engineering Specialists, Maintenance Managers, Project Engineers and Engineering Managers looking after teams of people and multi-million pound budgets.


Your start date will be August/September 2017 an attractive salary with the potential to increase each year providing you've successfully completed your training and met our Nestlé standards.  We are looking to set you up for an exciting and varied career at Nestlé with extensive opportunities to continue your learning and development following completion of your Apprenticeship.


To find out more information about the Engineering Apprentice programme, please visit our Engineering hangout:

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for candidates who take pride in doing a great job, are keen to learn new skills and have a genuine interest in an engineering career in the food and drink industry. We want you to demonstrate initiative, the ability to solve problems and a commitment to safety, quality and hygiene.

To be considered for our Engineering Apprenticeship you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent (actual or predicted) at grades A* - C, including English and Maths.

As there may be the potential for shift working, there is a minimum age requirement to apply; you must be 18 or over on 1st September 2017.

If you are successfully selected to attend our Assessment Centre, these will be held on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th May 2017.


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