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Danish Crown Pork



Engineering Apprentice 

Better food for a brighter future - make your career count. 


We are a food company owned by Danish farmers supplying high-quality food to customers and consumers all over the world. From butchers to business developers, we're more than 23,000 colleagues, all committed to lowering our carbon footprint and becoming climate neutral by 2050, for better food and a brighter future.


Stay hungry

As if working for the greater good wasn’t reward enough in itself, we also offer high potential programmes for talented employees with an appetite for more


Our apprentice programme is aimed at anyone who is self-motivated and seeking a fantastic career pathway, earning as they learn.  We are looking for a passion for food and the ambition to learn and progress in a fast-paced business, full of challenges and development opportunities.  We offer a competitive starting salary along with excellent support, opportunities, rewards and benefits package and life assurance.

Please note that candidates are required to be over 18 years old by September 2021 for our apprenticeship opportunity.


What we bring to the table

  • Competitive salaries £9.18 per hour
  • Extensive support
  • Top-class training
  • Learning opportunities beyond your apprenticeship
  • Mentoring scheme
  • Masterclasses
  • Discounts on retail, food, cinema, travel and much more
  • Wellbeing support


A Supportive Environment


Undertaking an apprenticeship is hard work. Luckily, Danish Crown will provide you with the right amount of support that will allow you to thrive. Your manager and teams will be there for your day-to-day needs and you will be provided with a mentor who will guide you through various situations. Additionally, all training providers that we work with will give you extensive support in completing your studies.



The Apprenticeship Formula


80% of your time will be spent at work: learning your job and picking up new skills.

20% of your time will be spent off-the-job: time at college, mentoring sessions, job shadowing, other training and masterclasses.


Our Engineering Apprenticeship programme begins this Autumn


The learning part of this programme is aimed at providing bespoke training to become a dual skilled Maintenance Engineer within 5 years. Candidates will develop skills to enable them to provide technical support in response to breakdowns on process systems, plant and equipment, including good fault finding techniques.

Our Engineering Apprenticeship programme is delivered by Birmingham Metropolitan College. You, along with the other Engineering Apprentices, will stay at the college three times year, for six weeks at a time. We call this ‘block learning’. We pay for all accommodation and travel expenses to ensure you are comfortable as possible when away from home.


At the end of the programme you will have achieved the following skills and qualifications as a minimum:


  • Technical certificate [Basic Engineering Skill – Performing Engineering Operations (NVQ2 PEO units)
  • Level 3 in Food and Drink Maintenance Engineer [Example units – Maintenance pathway with modules of: Health and Safety, Engineering Principles and Practice, Principles of Maintenance, Installation and Commissioning]
  • Maintenance of machine systems , maintenance of hydraulic systems, maintenance of pneumatic systems, maintenance of electrical equipment and systems and Mechatronics systems principles and fault finding.
  • Engineering Knowledge and Competence (NVQ3)
  • Functional Skills in ICT Level


We offer ongoing development opportunities for those individuals who are keen to progress and ambitious. Your learning doesn’t stop when your apprenticeship ends.


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