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Engineering Apprenticeship

Why Greencore?

We are a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make everyday taste better.

We supply all the major supermarkets in the UK. We also supply convenience and travel retail outlets, discounters, coffee shops, foodservice and other retailers. We have strong market positions in a range of categories including sandwiches, salads, sushi, chilled snacking, chilled ready meals, chilled soups and sauces, chilled quiche, ambient sauces and pickles, and frozen Yorkshire Puddings.

The food industry is an exhilarating place to be a Maintenance Engineer! We use some of the most innovative, modern and technically automated equipment available to manufacture a wide range of food products for our customers.


We’re looking for our next generation of maintenance engineer apprentices to develop and grow a career with Greencore. You will provide engineering support to our many sites while developing your skills.

Join us and be part of our great team, committed to making everyday taste better.

What you'll be doing

The Greencore Engineering Apprenticeship Programme is designed to help you reach your potential and build a rewarding career in food.

You’ll complete the Level 3 Food and Drink Maintenance Engineer Apprenticeship in partnership with one of our trusted training providers, this 4-year apprenticeship programme will align your studies at college to real work to become an integral part of our engineering team. Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you will be given the opportunity to further progress by completing a HNC qualification in Electrical and Electronic engineering to become a fully-qualified multi-skilled engineer.

Our Engineering Apprenticeships provide a blend of on and off the job learning, exposure, experience and education so that you can develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to kickstart your career.


You’ll attend frequent study block to support you to build the knowledge required to build you skills back at site. By the end of the apprenticeship, you will be able to:


  • Ensure food safety in line with food safety legislation, health and safety, environmental, sustainability, and engineering regulations and standards.
  • Maintain food and drink machinery and equipment to meet and optimise production levels
  • Undertake planned, predicted, and reactive maintenance to ensure that the operation runs effectively
  • Support operational teams with machinery change overs and set ups
  • Contribute to technical performance reviews and continuous improvement activities, as well as audits. 

What we’re looking for

  • We’re not all the same at Greencore and our differences help us to make every day taste better for all our stakeholders. We truly put our people at the core and are proud of our diversity.
  • At Greencore we put our people at the core. We celebrate their differences and help everyone to be themselves at work. Together we make every day taste better.

If this sounds like you join us, grow with Greencore and be a part of driving our future success.


What you’ll get in return

Not only will you a fully funded apprenticeship alongside experience in one of our sites, you will also have access to our Greencore colleague benefits including:  


  • Time to meet the learning requirements of your apprenticeship 
  • Dedicated support, coaching and mentoring to support your career development 
  • Travel and accommodation expenses when attending college 
  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits  
  • Holidays  
  • Pension up to 8% matched  
  • Access to Greencore qualifications  
  • Company share save scheme  
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform  



If this sounds like you, join us, grow with Greencore and be a part of driving our future success. 

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