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engineering apprentice - contitech uk ltd

Location: Wigan, WN2
Salary: NMW for apprentices
Hours: 39 per week (Mon-Thurs 07:30 -16:00 & Fri 07:30 – 15:00.)
Ref: VAC001398453
Closing date: 24/05/2018 (Start date June/July 2018)

You will work towards gaining knowledge of responsibilities for the safe working, maintenance and general condition of all machinery and equipment on site. This includes breakdown maintenance, planned maintenance, PM schedules and new installations.

As an apprentice, you would be shadowing an Engineer. But as more experience is gained, more responsibility would be given to perform tasks alone.

  • The role is apprentice engineer (working in a factory) shadowing the dayshift engineer supporting production requirement
  • The vacancy is in the engineering department working alongside experienced engineers.
  • Assisting in breakdown repairs, preventative maintenance and general proactive maintenance and repair.
  • Interaction with the engineering team and supervision

Skills required:

  • Numerate, literate and ICT literate.
  • Aptitude to improve , identify opportunities for improvement
  • Mechanical, electrical basic knowledge eagerness to develop.
  • Problem solver, self-motivated and a good communicator.
  • Flexible approach to work & work shifts if required.
  • Strong character
  • Team player
  • Ambitious, driven
  • Grade C or above in GCSE.
  • Preferred: Engineering qualification
  • Preferred: Science, Maths qualification

Future Prospects

Become a qualified engineer looking after a production shift or looking after that dayshift preventative aspects of the role.

TO APPLY: please email your CV quoting 1398453 Conti to


Contitech UK Ltd is a manufacturer of Power Transmission Belts and is part of the Continental Corporation. The Headquarters is based in Hannover, Germany with over 300 sites in 49 locations worldwide. The Corporate values are Trust; For One Another; Freedom to Act and; Passion to Win. Contitech UK Ltd employs around 170 employees. All of the main commercial and administrative departments are located at the Wigan site.