What's the job?
Not sure what you’d like to do after leaving school, but you have a thirst to continue learning – AND earn money while you do so?
Well we think we’ve got some great opportunities for you based at our Brewery in Manchester.
We’re hoping you’ve heard about HEINEKEN as a global producer of delicious brands such as Fosters, Desperados, Strongbow – and of course Heineken itself.
But did you know that we own around 2900 pubs and have invested well over £100 million already to keep them at the heart of their communities?
We’re proud to be the UK’s leading pub, cider and beer business and we’re passionate about creating great quality brands as well as top experiences for all the consumers we welcome into our pubs.
4 Year Engineering Apprenticeships (starting September 2019)
You will work towards a Level 3 Food & Drink Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship standard and will also achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Food and Drink Engineering Maintenance. Your apprenticeship will cover topics such as: mechanical maintenance, electrical maintenance, materials science, control systems, instrumentation, fluid and thermodynamics, servos and variable speed drives, continuous improvement, food safety and quality. The apprenticeship programme will be delivered by Midland Group Training Services (MGTS) and you will be based at Reaseheath College in Cheshire for a portion of each year of your apprenticeship. Heineken will cover the costs of accommodation and meals whilst you are at college. Because of the technical element involved in the learning we ask that all applicants must have 5 GSCE’s or equivalent – including at least a level 6 in Maths and a level 4 in English.
What do you need?
- Be computer literate and have effective communications skills
- Applicants must have at least a GCSE 6 or equivalent in Maths, plus pass marks in English. (GCSE Grade 4)
- Be positive, confident and curious
What do our current apprentices think? Let’s ask them!
What does an apprentice do, James?
“As an Apprentice Engineer I began my training with a block release to Reaseheath College in Cheshire; I spent 19 weeks there before I arrived at my site in Tadcaster. During the 19 weeks I covered a large number of topics from milling and machining to plc programming. Once I had arrived at site I continued my learning with on the job experience, assisting Engineers with tasks. Working with experienced Engineers allowed me to build on the basics I had learnt at college. As well as the hands on work I also have college work to complete; this included log books and knowledge checks”.
What advice would you give someone thinking of pursuing this career, Liam?
If you are looking at pursuing a career in Engineering, an Apprenticeship is a brilliant place to begin the journey. You are able to gain hands on experience whilst getting paid to do so! Your training cost are covered and you will gain nationally recognised qualification to a trade. You also have the opportunity work your way into different areas of Engineering and gain higher level qualifications funded by the company.
Why choose us?
“It is a great industry to get into! Whilst many industries are overwhelmed with applicants, Maintenance Engineering struggles to find good candidates. Engineering also offers you a lot of skills, which will help if you want to move into different areas of business, such as production, quality and projects”.
So – it’s up to you to take the next step… why not apply now and see where your passion takes you? Please tell us on your covering letter why you want to join our HEINEKEN Engineering Apprenticeship scheme? (please note we won't be accepting applications without a covering letter)
Applications will close 3rd February 2019 so don’t miss out - and please don't delay so we have to read loads of CVs on the last day - apply early so we can review your application with fresh eyes!
Please note that we will be hosting our assessment day at our brewery on March 20th in Manchester 2019.