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The role is based within the Site Primary Engineering team –although close links will be maintained across the site. You will be trained to assist in the repair, maintenance, and installation of all site electrical plant, machinery, equipment and services to ensure their safe and efficient working.

Hours of work:

37 hours per week


Competitive salary


Kendal Nutricare, Kendal

Closing date:

14th August 2020

Vacancy Details

Kendal Nutricare, The Home of Family Nutrition, is located in Kendal, Cumbria, the Gateway to the English Lake District National Park. We specialise in the manufacture of world-class nutrition products from early life nutrition to adult and senior formulations. Our product range includes infant and toddler milk and infant cereals, adult meal replacements and speciality formulas such as anti-reflux, anti-colic, lactose-free and hypo-allergenic. Our team of microbiologists, laboratory technicians and quality assurance scientists ensure we embed high standards in every stage of production following the Codex Alimentarius, EFSA and CFDA guidelines. Our Kendamil infant formula is the only infant formula made in the United Kingdom. We are proud only to use traceable British milk certified by the Red Tractor Assurance Scheme.

Employer website:

The Primary Engineering Apprentice will work alongside the Site Shift Electricians reporting to the Primary Engineering Supervisor. As one of our Engineers, you will provide an efficient & effective proactive maintenance service to the business. The primary engineering apprentice will be required to work with the Site Shift Electricians and the Instrumentation & controls and Engineering Supervisors to:

  • Assist in repairs and maintenance on a full range of plant, machinery, services and portable equipment
  • Complete electrical logs, carry out maintenance record orders and complete Permits to Work Certificates
  • Assist in portable appliance testing along with planned electrical / mechanical maintenance across the site in an accurate, timely and safe manner ensuring maintenance procedures are followed
  • Update records of work activities, tasks carried out, parts used through stores and training given· Assist with the installation, commission and testing of new and refurbished electrical systems
  • ·Assist with routine checking and testing of all types of electrical systems, including the location and repair of faults
  • Assist in the diagnosis of faults during a breakdown situation of an electrical, mechanical and instrumental nature
  • Operate with a high level of hygiene and adhere to the strict hygiene regimes of dress, personal hygiene, cleanliness and care in working that is demanded across a food site
  • Follow set procedures in moving from one segregated area of the factory to another
  • Follow all safety procedures and wear PPE in many areas

Desired skills

  • A good communicator
  • Helpful with a flexible approach
  • Proactive in self-learning and development
  • Organised, with attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Logical in their approach to problem solving
  • Interested in electrical / mechanical operations
  • Willing to learn on the job

Desired qualifications

‘A’ Levels (or equivalent) and GCSE’s or equivalents (maths / English required) should be of a good standard

Future prospects

Potential of full-time employment or progress to higher level apprenticeship.

How to apply:

You can find more information & apply for this position on the National Apprenticeship website, which can be accessed by clicking on the ‘Apply now’ button.

Be sure to take your time when completing this application, ensure you consider all the required skills and responsibilities and what you can offer. If you would like any support in completing this application, you can access support from our Student Services Team on 01539 814700 or by email at

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