(Level 3 Apprenticeship) – Food and Drink Maintenance Engineer.

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Food and Drink Maintenance Engineer.

Love the food industry and have a passion for engineering? Looking to enhance your skills by using the most advanced and innovative food machinery? This level 3 apprenticeship allows individuals to work with mechanical and electrical machinery plus highly automated programmable control systems. Ideal for students looking to enter the engineering and manufacturing industry with this level 3 food and drink Maintenance engineer apprenticeship.

Job role requirements for Food and Maintenance engineer apprenticeship.

As a food and drink maintenance engineer, employers would expect basic knowledge from their apprentices. Knowing this field will help the apprentice exceed further and succeed to their maximum potential! Achieving these skills will put confidence in the employer when hiring. These simple skills can range from health and safety regulations to operating heat exchange equipment.

Furthermore, entities will be responsible for their daily undergoing tasks and desire to collaborate well within a team environment. Additionally, you should also be able to understand the key features of working with products and how they can affect the food industry. A crucial part of this job role is for individuals to help optimize the food and drink production levels. An apprenticeship allows you to develop your skills while earning at the same time also gain valuable field knowledge.

Core Knowledge

This role requires core knowledge from apprentices on Food processing, manufacturing, and product knowledge such as Dairy, Confectionery, and meat processing. Additionally, apprentices should have knowledge of Legislation and regulations in the food and drink industry a few examples include food safety, health and safety, and hazard analysis critical control point. Apprentice should acquire basic knowledge of sustainability and environmental legislation.

Moreover, apprentice’s should be able to identify the impact of customer requirements and demand on the food supply change, including knowledge on key principles of cleaning. Having knowledge of both in place and out of place processes will be beneficial for an individual progression.

Additional core aspects to consider:

  • Operation of mechanical equipment in the food and drink industry.
  • Learn to produce replacement components.
  • The mobility of fluid power systems.
  • The operation of heat exchange equipment.
  • Bases of electrical systems, including their uses, safety, and legislation.
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Use of technology in the food and drink industry.

Core Skills

Plan and prepare for the maintenance of engineered systems in the food and drink industry. Secondly, perform first-line routine mechanical maintenance, including removing and replacing components, cleaning, lubrication, inspection, and fault finding.

Besides, apprentices should be also Apply ‘best practice’ techniques, including condition monitoring and proactive maintenance as well as produce replacement components, using manual and machine processes. As well as being able to apply mathematical techniques to solve engineering problems. Lastly, having the ability to perform first-line electrical maintenance which includes testing, fault finding, repairing, and replacement components.

Entry requirements for level 3 food and drink maintenance engineer apprenticeship.

Applicants must obtain a minimum of level 2 in English, Maths, A Science, and ICT. Level 2 is equivalent to GCSE qualifications. To apply for this apprenticeship applicants must show evidence of the qualifications listed above. This level 3 apprenticeship will help apprentices complete a level 3 diploma in food and drink engineering maintenance and gain valuable work experience within the field.

Also to progress onto the Endpoint assessment for this apprenticeship, apprentices must complete this level 3 apprentices. Additionally, apprentices must complete level 2 Maths and English if not completed already before taking the End Point Assessment.

Apprenticeship duration – (42months – 48months).


This apprenticeship offers individuals a great career path into the mechanical engineering field within the food industry. The food industry is one of the largest industries in the world puts an individual in a great position in their careers. The skills gained from this apprenticeship can help apprentices move onto a higher-level apprenticeship or even full-time job roles within the engineering field.

This is a great opportunity for young individuals who will get the chance to learn and earn while gaining valuable work experience.

To find out additional information on apprenticeships visit the government’s website for a deep dive into apprenticeships. To learn more about Digital marketing Analytics, read our article on Creating reports using – Google Analytics/Adobe analytics.

Create reports using – Google Analytics / Adobe analytics.

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Within digital marketing, many campaigns are carried out over the course of the fiscal year. Companies want to manage the success of their campaigns and see how well they performed by creating insights on the campaign. One way of measuring campaign performance is by using an analytical report such as google analytics or adobe analytics. These bespoke reports can help identify trends in the market and where your customer base lies. Read my top tips below on what to look out for when creating reports!

Customer database – field/region/category

When creating reports, first identify where you want your data to come from. Within your business first, decide which customers you want to focus on, this can be done by filtering the data by region, customer age, price range, and all sorts of factors. For example, ApprenticeTips could create a report to see which apprenticeships are most common in London. They can then filter this by choosing a level of apprenticeship from level 3 – level 7, this report will then only show data from London and apprentices doing the specific level of apprenticeship chosen. Once you have determined your customer base, you’re ready to work on your report!

KPI – help measure key metrics.

KPI stands for key performance indicators. These are metrics that help measure how successful your marketing campaign is going. Metrics such as open rate, click-through rates, visits, orders, revenues, and conversion rates. These can be used to measure the success of a campaign, when using metrics data can be compared from campaign to campaign to see the growth or decline of the business. ApprenticeTips can use metrics such as views to see how many users are visiting the webpage (Apprenticetips.com).

Click-through rates can also be used to measure how many customers are clicking on the content you have provided. For example, if a business sends out an e-mail, they can find out how many customers opened the email and what page they were directed to from the e-mail. Al businesses can create a bespoke report which will measure metrics most useful to the business. An e-commerce business may focus on revenue, orders, and unit metrics when creating an analytical report.

Exporting reports.

When the report has been created, it needs to be exported so It is in a presentable format to the team/business. Reports can be shown as

  • Pie charts
  • Bar charts
  • Tables

There are many ways to showcase the data found from the reports created, tables can be a great way to separate data by region, category, or metrics. For example, a company wanted to measure how much revenue they generated in a specific month. This can be shown in a table with date ranges, products and revenue generated. A tool that can be used to create tables and charts in Microsoft Excel, Excel allows you to showcase data in a simple and effective format which can then be shared with the wider team.

Pulling insights.

Businesses can use google analytics to create insights for the campaigns. Insights can help businesses answer the why question to the success of the campaign. For example, if an e-commerce business sees an increase in views for the month of December, they could conclude that they had offers for Black Friday or Christmas boxing day which is why they saw growth in views for December. By looking at this data they can conclude that views we’re up due to demand for gifts during Christmas. They can also compare data from December last year to data from December this year. This will show the trend of the business YOY (year on year). Insights can be used to create targets and objectives for the business.


Overall, analytical software such as google analytics and adobe analytics are a useful way of looking into a business’s performance. Businesses can use metrics to measure the success of a campaign, these metrics can be compared to previous data to see the growth of the business. Reports can help set targets for the business. If you would like to learn more day-to-day job roles as a Digital Marketer, check out the post on this apprenticeship.

If you are interested in learning more about Google analytics and Adobe analytics, you can click on the links provided to gain more knowledge or reporting analytics.