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Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship specifically for the Food Sector

26/07/2017 - 15:28

Apprenticeships are undergoing considerable reform with employers being put in the driving seat to ensure that the system meets their needs.


This has resulted in the development of a completely new four year Apprenticeship programme which is creating great interest amongst local food manufacturers.This Industry Approved Apprenticeship Programme is a unique programme integrating both core engineering with food to develop the kind of maintenance engineer that has not been available previously. Engineers are truly multi-skilled with both electrical and mechanical knowledge and skills. The programme, which is available through SBC Training, not only includes the Level 3 Diploma in Food and Drink Engineering Maintenance but also provides essential knowledge and skills specific to the food and drink sector.


Colin Thaw SBC Training Managing Director said “Shropshire is well known as a centre of Food Manufacturing with many major producers based here. This Apprenticeship will enable them to engage in training the next generation of engineers with the range of up to date skills required for the future. It is also a great opportunity for young people to train and secure a firm career foundation. On completion apprentices will be eligible to become registered as Engineering Technicians (EngTech). We see this as an exciting extension of our engineering offer which builds on links with the food sector.”


Anyone who would like to know more about training for Maintenance Engineers should contact SBC Training on 01743 454810 or email

News posted by Rachel Arrowsmith