When Hugh Tennent started brewing a German-style pilsner at the Wellpark Brewery in 1887, it was the first time lager was introduced to the UK. The public loved it. 132 years later, and Tennent’s is still Scotland’s favourite pint.
Today Wellpark brews, packages and ships millions of cans, kegs and bottles of beer every week, including Tennent’s, Caledonia Best and a wide range of other brands. It’s a 24/7 operation, and our Engineering teams are responsible for maintaining all the equipment and plant we use on site. They are looking for an apprentice to join the team, and train as a multi-skilled engineer, covering all aspects of electrical and mechanical maintenance.
So what’s involved?
You’ll be supported by a team of experienced Engineers. They will teach you core engineering principles and give you a good understanding of our production process and the equipment we use to produce our famous beers.
You can expect to get involved in:
- Learning about our end-to-end production process and the equipment we use for brewing, filtration and packaging
- Assisting the team with preventative and corrective maintenance
- Supporting the team with continuous improvement activities throughout the production facility to prolong machine life, increase efficiency, reduce wastage and aid the smooth running of site
- Identifying innovative solutions to solve mechanical and electrical problems throughout the site
- Following safe working practices to ensure your personal safety and the safety of your colleagues
Most of your learning will happen on the job, but you’ll also be working towards professional qualifications. After 4 years, we hope that you’ll then move into a permanent engineering role, and continue to develop and grow your career with us.
What you’ll need:
- A good academic background – You probably enjoyed maths, science and technical subjects at school.
- Good written and spoken English.
- A genuine interest in developing a career in engineering.
- Some experience in life, school or employment that demonstrates your ability to live our four ‘T’ values – Tenacious (determination to make things happen), Trusted (people know they can rely on you to get things done), Tempted (curiosity and confidence to try new ways of working), True (respect and care for your team-mates).
- The brewery operates on a shift pattern, so you’ll need flexibility to work on early, back and night shifts, on any day of the week.
- Due to the nature of the work in our Engineering teams, you will need to be at least 18 years old by your start date.
This training place is for brand new entrants to the world of engineering.
What you’ll get:
While you’re training, you’ll receive £9.00 per hour, working c.39 hours a week (c.£18,252 per year), as well as a fully funded engineering qualification. You’ll also get a range of other benefits, including a generous holiday entitlement and a product allowance that includes your choice of soft drinks, water, beer, cider and wine.
Send us a CV that demonstrates your interest in engineering and any relevant work or educational experience. We’re aiming to hold an assessment day in April, and hope to have our new apprentices start work in early July.