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Tobias Singh — Electrical Maintenance Engineer

Name: Tobias Singh
Job title: Electrical Maintenance Engineer
Employer: Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP)
Qualification: HND Electrical Engineering, Modern Apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering, NVQ L3 Performing Engineering Operations, 17th Edition Wiring Regulations
Salary Range: £47,500 post apprenticeship

What does an ‘Electrical Maintenance Engineer’ do?

My role at site is a Reactive Maintenance Engineer, specifically focusing on any electrical breakdown that occurs within our production process:

  • Isolating electrical equipment
  • Fault finding using various programs
  • Carrying out preventative planned maintenance
  • Dealing with high pressure situations
  • Quick decision making is key

How did you end up in this job?

I ended up in this position as, CocaCola European Partners, opened up a new apprenticeship scheme in 2014 - offering an array of career paths such as site engineering, business administration, field sales & merchandising.

When I was younger, I was always curious of how household appliances were made & operated and this began my interest. As a result I felt that gaining engineering experience with one of the largest brands in the world, working with cutting edge technology and earning a fantastic salary was the right choice for me.    

What’s the best thing about your job?

  • Competitive salary & bonus schemes
  • Exceptional training & development
  • Team social activities
  • Discounts to several restaurants & attractions

What was your starting salary?

As a first year apprentice with CCEP, you are set to earn £15,000 PA.

As you progress into years 2, 3 & 4 this salary will increase approx. £2500 per year and depending on if you are old enough to work shifts, you will also receive a shift allowance (25% of annual salary) 

How long have you been doing your job?

I have completed my four year apprenticeship, and have been working as an engineer for 7 months full time. Since January 2019 I have been working on a project which will see East Kilbride gain two brand new Capri-Sun production lines. I have been involved in the commissioning and once live, I will be responsible for the maintenance of both lines.