Ibstock - Mechanical Maintenance Apprentice Engineer - Chailey Factory

  • Company: Ibstock Brick - Chailey Factory
  • Location: Lewes, BN8 4BA
  • Type: Apprenticeship
  • Salary: £365.83 per week
  • Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
  • Ref: VAC-00581
  • Application Deadline Date: 04/03/2024
  • Start Date: 09/09/2024
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Working Week: In year 1 - at Make UK - Mon - Thur 8am - 4.30pm and Fri 8am - 12.30pm

Brief Description

We're currently recruiting for a Mechanical Apprentice Engineer to join our team at our Chailey Factory. This is a chance to train for a highly skilled role, gain nationally recognised qualifications and get paid while you learn! Upon completion, you will have attained the skills and knowledge to start your career as a maintenance Engineer.

Qualifications Required

3 GCSEs at 9 – 4 / A* - C (5 or above preferred), must include maths, English language, and ideally Science, or equivalent related qualification.

Personal Qualities

Team working
Non judgemental

Skills Required

Communication skills
IT skills
Attention to detail
Organisation skills
Customer care skills
Problem solving skills
Administrative skills
Number skills
Analytical skills

Training to be Provided

Together with invaluable commercial and practical experience, you’ll gain several academic and vocational qualifications throughout your time with us, which are fully paid for, including: 
● Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)  – off the job full time at Make UK in Aston, Birmingham in year 1
● Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) 
● Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
● In house training in line with your requirements.

Future Prospects

Upon completion of the programme you will have attained the skills and knowledge to start your career with Ibstock Group as a fully qualified Maintenance Engineer.

From here, your future is your own, Ibstock will support you to reach your full potential.

Vacancy Detail


We are currently recruiting for Apprentice Engineers – Mechanical to join our team at our Chailey Factory in Lewes, South Chailey.
• Location: -15 minute drive from Haywards Heath and Lindfield
- 30 minute drive from Brighton

• The programme will take 4 years to complete gaining an Engineering Technician – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship.
• The starting salary for this role is £19,023 per annum with yearly pay increases.
• This programme offers you the chance to train for a highly skilled role, gain a nationally recognised qualification and get paid while you learn!
• Upon completion of the programme you will have attained the skills and knowledge to start your career with Ibstock Group as a fully qualified Engineer.
• During the first year you will attend MAKE UK Training School full time studying the BTEC Level 3 together with hands-on practical activities to complete your Level 2 Diploma. This first year will require you to stay in Birmingham during term time. (All travel and hotel costs are covered by Ibstock plc).

The Company:
WE ARE 200 years of history and over 2,300 employees strong. WE ARE a business loaded with opportunity and career progression. WE ARE innovators, designers, makers and engineers who manufacture and provide smart, efficient, and effective building products and solutions.
Through our customer relationships, diverse building product range and solutions, we enable the creation of inspirational homes, places and spaces for us all to live and work better. With eight core product categories, underpinned by expert design and technical services, we work with architects, builders, merchants and the wider construction supply chain to build the face of Britain.
We are fully committed to a net zero future and continue to invest in expertise and product development to manufacture more efficiently and sustainably. We pride ourselves on leading for new, innovative and sustainable products and solutions, both for today and for a new era of building.

What will you be doing?
• As a Mechanical Apprentice, you will be supporting the Engineers with the maintenance of the plant and equipment within the factory and undertaking preventative maintenance tasks.
• At college you will be studying subjects to give you the appropriate knowledge and skills to carry out these tasks such as Engineering Maintenance Procedures and Techniques, Applications of Mechanical Systems and Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems and Devices to name but a few.
• You will enter information into a planned maintenance system, and you will support the collection and analysis of production data, so computer skills will be essential.
• You will be responsible for familiarising yourself with Ibstock Policies and Procedures in your particular area, and to work within the Health and Safety parameters within the factory.

Other Information

• It is essential that you have a practical hands-on approach to completing these tasks, and you will need good organisational skills to enable you to manage the range of tasks competing for attention.
• A full UK driving licence is advantageous, with the flexibility to travel across the country if required.
• You will be staying in Birmingham all week during your first year, in a hotel, with the other apprentices.
• Once your apprenticeship has finished you may be expected to work shifts including nights

This apprenticeship has expired