Engineering Apprentice

Job location:
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Created moment:
March 12, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 08018

The Company


The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at www.imerys.com

The Position

Engineering Apprentice

Job Summary

Location: St Austell and surrounding areas and Lee Moor, Plympton

Hours of work: 37.5 hours a week, typically working Monday to Friday, 7.5 hours a day, between the hours of 7am to 3:30pm 

(Please note you will be required to work shift patterns once you start to spend more time on site)

Starting Salary: £12,744 per annum

Do you have an interest in Engineering? Looking to start an exciting new career with a well renowned company who give you the opportunity to earn whilst you learn? We have the job for you!

Imerys Minerals Ltd are seeking to recruit several Engineering Apprentices to work at our operational sites in and around mid-Cornwall, and also an Apprentice to be based at our site at Lee Moor, Plympton.

The apprenticeship follows the Mechatronics standard, which is a combination of mechanical and electrical engineering. Starting in September 2024, this apprenticeship will be delivered over a 36-month duration, consisting of a combination of attendance at college along with work-based learning, in order to gain practical skills and experience. Being exposed to a variety of engineering disciplines, you will be provided with the knowledge on how to maintain productivity of a busy Industrial Plant, whilst always working safely and adhering to Health, Safety and Environmental guidelines.  


What’s in it for you?

Our workplaces are diverse and inclusive, and we foster a collaborative work culture which helps us continually drive innovation in our fields; there are lots of reasons to join us:

  • You will get the opportunity to tap into your full potential and be joining an organisation with a wealth of career opportunities. 

  • ‘Earn while you learn’ - Starting salary of £12,744 which will increase every six months following successful completion of agreed ‘milestones. At the end of the 36-month term our engineering apprentices move onto a skilled rate of pay up to £30,000.

  • Your own set of tools plus full PPE and uniform so you are equipped to do your job from your first day on site.

  • Work alongside skilled Engineers who can provide you with support and mentorship.

Along with the above, we also provide a range of workplace benefits, including:

  • Pension scheme

  • Life Assurance

  • 25 days holiday a year plus bank holidays

  • An excellent reward hub giving you savings and discounts on everyday purchases.

  • We are a friendly and close-knit team.

  • You will get the opportunity to develop new skills and use a diverse range of equipment.

What we are looking for:

Having a strong desire to progress within an engineering career, and showing an aptitude for this kind of work, is essential for this role. You will be reliable and punctual, be able to follow instructions and guidance, as well as:

  • Have GCSEs Grade C/4 and above to include English, Maths and Science

  • Hold a valid UK Driving Licence, OR able to obtain within 9 months of starting. Own transport is key to be able to move around sites as part of the apprenticeship.

  • Be IT literate.

  • Show respect for others, having regard for Diversity and Equality

  • Respond positively to change in a working environment.

  • Be able to integrate within the team and support others, as well as listening in to other people’s opinions.

  • Be able to maintain quality of work under pressure.

  • Have excellent communication skills.


Applicants will need to have Right to Work in the UK.

About Us

Imerys is the world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide we are leaders in 80% of our markets. Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to a diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods.

Our workplaces are diverse and inclusive and we foster a collaborative work culture which helps us continually drive innovation in our fields.

IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.

Click the link to apply or email me for more information at suki.sidhu@external.imerys.com

Position Type

Full time

and

Permanent

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To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. 

IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.