Manufacturing Engineering Level 3 Apprenticeship - Newcastle upon Tyne at Essity

Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Newcastle upon Tyne
27th February 2021
Role May Involve:
Engineering & Manufacturing

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Manufacturing Engineering Level 3 Apprenticeship - Newcastle upon Tyne

Are you looking for an apprenticeship close to home in Northumberland? Do you like problem solving? If so, Essity’s award-winning engineering apprenticeship could be for you. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn while you learn.

At Essity we manufacture and sell products that are used every day, we break taboos and challenge convention, all with the intention of breaking down barriers to health and well-being globally.

We own and manufacture many leading brands. Cushelle toilet tissue, Plenty kitchen roll and TORK are three of our leading tissue brands, all manufactured in the UK for use in the home and industry. Key to its success is the reliability of the machinery. Innovation and sustainability are important to us.

About the role

It takes a lot of people to make one toilet roll and our engineers, technicians and process operators play a key role in making this happen.

Join Essity as a Manufacturing Engineer Apprentice and you will have the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to understand how we make tissue, turn it into the finished product and maintain the machinery. Our Manufacturing Engineer Apprenticeship is designed to create our technicians and engineers of the future – a great opportunity to launch your career.

What you will do

The Manufacturing Engineer Apprenticeship blends college and work based technical skills training. Whilst at work you will have the opportunity to put your learning into practice with the support of knowledgeable and experienced teams.

Depending which route you take, the apprenticeships are structured as follows:

Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Standard (5 years) - you will spend your first year at college and in years two to five you will complete work-based learning on site with day release to college for one day per week

Engineering Operative Standard (3 years)– in your first year you will spend two days per week completing work-based learning on site and attend college for three days per week. Years two and three will be based on site.

You will complete your apprenticeship with a robust set of qualifications, knowledge and skills providing a strong platform to work in our production teams and develop a long-lasting career with Essity.

Who You Are

We would love to hear from you if you can show the following

  • A minimum of GCSE grade 5/C (achieved or predicted) in maths, English, science and two other subjects
  • The ability to solve problems from information gathered by yourself
  • You can work collaboratively with others and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • You like to take on new challenges and work outside of your comfort zone
  • You can successfully balance study while participating in other activities

What we can offer you

In return we offer an excellent starting salary (above the national minimum apprentice wage), plus competitive pension scheme, annual bonus earning potential, health cash plan, workwear and holidays.

Most importantly we offer the opportunity for you to work for a global company and gain first-hand experience of world class maintenance and operations techniques within the fast-moving consumer goods market.


If you are successful you may be offered a role following either the Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Standard or, the Engineering Operative Standard. Your start date will be September 2021.

At Essity, we believe every career is as unique as the individual and empower employees to reach their full potential in a winning culture motivated by a powerful purpose.

Collaborative and caring culture | empowerment & engaged people |work with impact and powerful purpose | individual learning & career growth | health & safety priority | sustainable value together | innovation | sustainable working life | total reward

Together, we are improving lives, every day.

Working at Essity is not just a career; it is a chance to directly make the world a healthier, more hygienic and safer place. With impactful innovations coupled with sustainable solutions, we strive to reach more people every year with the necessary and essential solutions for well-being.

About Essity

We want to improve the lives of 2 billion people every day. We want to continue to break down barriers. Do you want to join us on our journey?

If you want to break down barriers, if you are a driven individual and if you want to keep learning, then Essity, as a leading global FMCG organisation can support you in accelerating your career.

At Essity, we are dedicated to improving well-being through leading hygiene and health solutions. We contribute to better lives for individuals and communities around the world. We strive to minimise our environmental impact, and we are determined to develop products and solutions that use less resources and fit into a circular society.

We have some of the UK’s most recognisable brands – Cushelle, Plenty, Bodyform, TENA, Tork and Leukoplast. We manufacture and sell products that are used every day, we break taboos and challenge convention with campaigns such as ‘Blood Normal’, which has helped break down barriers around menstruation.

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