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Engineering Apprenticeship - Cranswick Country Foods



Applications for this role are now closed.

6th June 2022

Employer Description

Cranswick Country Foods in Watton, Norfolk is serious about its quality pork products. Now we’re hungry for talented people to join us. It’s a win/win; you achieve your potential; we achieve our ambitious growth plans.

We are a leading supplier of fresh meat products to well-known supermarkets and retailers across the UK. It is a large site employing approxmately 1200 people, with three primary areas:

  • Abattoir
  • Butchery department
  • Retail packing department

This vacancy will support all areas of the factory and therefore it is important to be aware of the different environments detailed above.

Main description

We are passionate about producing only the best quality food, efficiently and sustainably in well invested facilities across the UK. Watton is their dedicated processing facility in Norfolk, producing fresh pork, sausages and added value meal solutions. Company employs around 1,200 employees.

  • Rapid response to machinery breakdown
  • Monitoring the performance of key service and plant equipment
  • Planned maintenance on service and plant equipment
  • Fault diagnostics of all key equipment

Entry requirements

GCSEs grade 9-5 (A to C); including Maths, English and a science subject, Minimum: grade 9-5 (A to C) or functional skills level 2 in Maths and English.

Skills required

Attention to detail
Problem solving skills

Training to be Provided

Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Level 3 - This is a 3–4-year programme (based on progression) which includes 40 hours per week with one day release a week for college attendance at West Suffolk College.

Things to consider

Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Standard qualification on completion of the apprenticeship, with opportunities for further training progression -

  • Pension – 3% employer contributions/5% employee contributions -
  • Discounted local gym membership -
  • Death in service insurance -
  • Additional holiday with length of service

Future Prospects

Opportunity for full time role on completion of the apprenticeship.

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 01/07/2022


£420 per week


This job is located in Watton, nr Thetford, Norfolk

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