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Apprenticeship Schemes

  • Manufacturing

    What is a Baker Perkins Manufacturing Apprenticeship?

    We offer successful applicants a comprehensive and carefully tailored training programme to become a qualified engineer. You will follow a highly practical training programme leading to NVQ level 3 standard and essential further education qualifications.

    • It is a real job with a real employer.
    • The training programme will last approx. four years.
    • It enables you to work alongside experienced engineers and to gain workplace and business experience and a recognised qualification.

    You will immediately start a SEMTA Performing Engineering Operations course at a local college, and then continue throughout your apprenticeship to achieve relevant further education qualifications on a day release basis. Salary is reviewed regularly throughout the apprenticeship to reflect progress against the objectives of each phase of training.

    Apprenticeships have been offered in the past in:

    • Electrical & Mechanical Fitting
    • Machining
    • Fabrication

    What do we look for?

    Our selection criteria are a combination of a genuine interest in engineering, self-motivation and a determination to succeed. Other important qualities are good communication skills and the ability to contribute to the work of a team. In terms of academic qualifications, we expect a minimum of 4 GCSEs (or equivalent) including English, Maths and Science, at grade C or above.

    We are not just looking for school leavers. We are also interested in applicants who are already in the first year of an apprenticeship, or have other relevant work experience or qualifications.

    How to apply:

    There are several stages to our process and you have to pass each stage to move to the next:

    • Application form, CV and covering letter
    • First stage of selection – Written tests to assess your natural aptitude and ability to succeed in engineering
    • Second stage of selection – Practical tests
    • Final stage of selection – Interviews

    Keep an eye on this webpage for when the application process opens for 2019.

  • Technical / Design

    What is a Baker Perkins Technical Apprenticeship?

    We offer successful applicants a comprehensive and carefully tailored training programme to become a qualified engineer. Throughout your four year apprenticeship you will follow a highly practical training programme leading to NVQ level 3 standard and essential further education qualifications.

    • It is a real job with a real employer.
    • The training programme will last approx. four years.
    • You work within our design office alongside experienced design engineers in either our mechanical or electrical design department.
    • It enables you to gain workplace and business experience and a recognised qualification.

    For the first year you will be at college full time, with day release thereafter.

    Technical apprentices, at the end of their apprenticeship, are likely to be offered a role as a design engineer.

    What do we look for?

    Our selection criteria are a combination of a genuine interest in engineering, self-motivation and a determination to succeed.  Other important qualities are good communication skills and the ability to contribute to the work of a team.  In terms of academic qualifications, we expect a minimum of 4 GCSEs (or equivalent) including English, Maths and Science, at grade C or above.

    We are not just looking for school leavers.  We are also interested in applicants who are already in the first year of an apprenticeship, or have other relevant work experience or qualifications.

    How to apply:

    We usually open our application process in March. There are several stages to our process and you have to pass each stage to move to the next:

    • Application form, CV and covering letter
    • First stage of selection – Written tests to assess your natural aptitude and ability to succeed in engineering
    • Second stage of selection – Practical tests
    • Final stage of selection – Interviews

    Keep an eye on this webpage for when the application process opens for 2019.

  • Office / IT

    What is a Baker Perkins Office Apprenticeship?

    We offer successful applicants a comprehensive and carefully tailored training programme. You will follow a highly practical training programme leading to NVQ level 3 standard and essential further education qualifications.

    • It is a real job with a real employer.
    • The training programme will last approx. four years.
    • It enables you to work alongside experienced people, and to gain workplace and business experience and a recognised qualification.

    What do we look for?

    Our selection criteria are a combination of a genuine interest in the discipline you are applying for, self-motivation and a determination to succeed. Other important qualities are good communication skills and the ability to contribute to the work of a team. In terms of academic qualifications, we expect a minimum of 4 GCSEs (or equivalent) including English, Maths and Science, at grade C or above.

    We are not just looking for school leavers. We are also interested in applicants who are already in the first year of an apprenticeship, or have other relevant work experience or qualifications.

    How to apply:

    We usually open our application process in March. There are several stages to our process and you have to pass each stage to move to the next:

    • Application form, CV and covering letter
    • First stage of selection – Written tests to assess your natural aptitude and ability
    • Second Stage of selection – Practical tests
    • Final Stage of selection – Interviews

    Keep an eye on this webpage for when the application process opens for 2019.

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