Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeships

At Butcher’s Pet Care we recognise that the Apprentices are the future of our business within the Engineering Department that can support the company’s overall strategy. This strategy is to grow our business by investing in both our UK and non-UK markets, with our primary focus being to develop and grow our branded business and to work in partnership with selected retailers on development of their own brands.

We provide an opportunity to gain an amazing experience, learn new skills and earn money from the day you start. Our Apprenticeships are your road to world-class training and mentoring as well as the opportunity to enjoy a career within a company who are second largest brand of wet can dog food within the UK and number three in total dog food production.

Not only will you be completing your Apprenticeship, but we supplement yourApprenticeship with additional training to ensure that you are able to become part of an active engineering team and be given real challenges and real responsibility.

It is not just a genuine alternative to higher education but a road to succeed with a company who believes its workforce is its greatest asset and invests significantly in employee development at all levels of the business.

“My apprenticeship in mechanical and electrical engineering definitely gives me an advantage. It covers a huge range of skills from design to production line. It’s provided me with many opportunities for my future. I will have the benefit of a valuable qualification plus I will have four years of experience as well as the knowledge and skills that I can take to most engineering or manufacturing jobs. I would definitely recommend it.”

Sam Edwards, 3rd year apprentice

NVQ and City & Guilds Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship

Achieving an Apprenticeship at Butcher’s Pet Care will open up many opportunities for you to succeed within your career because you’ll be gaining skills in three key areas of engineering: mechanical, electrical and control. It’s very hands-on and you can expect to work on some large-scale machines, keeping them running smoothly and making a big, big difference in the process. You’ll be working alongside some very talented people who’ll help you get to grips with your role.

The course is structured as follows: –

Year 1:  Full-time at College.

Year 2:  Day release at College and on-site at Butcher’s Pet Care in Crick, Northamptonshire.

Year 3: Full-time at Butcher’s Pet Care in Crick with regular contact from a local college.

Year 4: Full-time at Butcher’s Pet Care in Crick with regular contact from a local college

We are looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic team players with sound written and verbal communication and mathematical skills coupled with a desire to succeed, who have achieved, or predicted to achieve, GCSE (or equivalent) grade A to C in Maths, English and a Science subject.

You’ll be really interested in engineering and have plenty of drive, logical problem-solving and decision-making skills, and great interpersonal skills. A commitment to learning is also really important.

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