Ref 9084
£200.00 per week
40 hours per week

Guenther Bakeries UK Limited is a manufacturer of high quality fresh and frozen bread based products who deliver every day on time and in full across the UK and Europe. Our baking expertise and innovation approach allows our customers to sustain and grow their business with confidence. With 3 sites in Europe employing approximately 200 employees. Our vision is to be the primary supplier of high quality, high volume bread based products. Our aim is to create a dedicated workforce by fostering a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values. As an Equal Opportunities employer, Guenther is committed to a diverse workforce.

An Apprentice Maintenance Engineer required to support the engineering team in the efficient and effective maintenance and repair of our plant and equipment whilst continually developing ideas to improve performance

Vacancy description

As an apprentice engineer at Guenther Bakeries UK Limited you will gain the skills required to maintain an automated operation of equipment performance and reliability through planned preventative maintenance, continuous improvement, reactive fault finding and root cause analysis.


  • To successfully complete the Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme, to include all elements of the Apprenticeship Framework relevant to the chosen engineering discipline.
  • To learn the principles of engineering both academic and practical.
  • To attend all classroom and workshop based training.
  • To work competently and safely in order to develop necessary engineering technical skills and knowledge, functional skill and behaviours to become deemed competent as an engineer.
  • To apply appropriate skills while gaining experience and demonstrate confidence to raise concerns and/or issues on site and at College.
  • To perform all duties in accordance with Guenther Bakeries policies, generic and specific risk assessments, Health & Safety Requirements and work instructions.

Desired skills

  • Must be an effective team player
  • Must be able to work on own initiative
  • PC literate
  • Good written and verbal communication skills 

Personal qualities

  • Logical thinker and problem solver
  • Possess the energy and drive to get things done in a timely manner
  • Have an organised methodology
  • Can plan to a timescale.    

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum GCSE English and Maths A* - C or equivalent
Things to consider

Benefits on offer include: - Free hot meals & beverages in the site canteen - Up to 25 days holiday (depending on contract / shift pattern) - Bonus scheme - Free parking - Childcare vouchers - Credit Union - Free products allowance - Company pension scheme - Private Health care (after qualifying period) - Cycle scheme (after qualifying period)

What happens next;

  • You will attend our training centre in Rochdale (OL16 5NA) to take our aptitude assessment (this is also where your training will take place)
  • Your CV is then sent to potential employers
  • The employer decides who they want to interview

How we will support you;

Full training and support will be provided by Rochdale Training Association to help you attain your Apprenticeship and progress. Our Engineering tutors will visit you in your place of work to fully support you.

Can you get to RTA/employers site?

If you will be using public transport visit Traveline on to find out the time it will take you and the best routes.

National Apprenticeship Week 4th-8th March 2019 - We are holding an Open Day/Evening on Monday 4th March 2019 from 10am - 7.30pm. Come along and speak to our tutors and ask questions! You will be able to take a look around our engineering workshop.