Engineering Apprenticeships


Stateside Foods has a long history of providing Career Paths for our people and we pledge to ensure that all employees have the opportunity to reach their full potential. As part of our commitment to supporting the next generation of talent, we are seeking apprentices to join us in a number of business critical areas across our site in Bolton.


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The Apprentice Scheme is designed to give you the opportunity to gain real experience within a vibrant and busy production environment. You will work in all key areas of the business whilst working towards a degree qualification and earning a competitive salary. The overall goal will be for you to gain knowledge and leadership skills to be able to deliver future business objectives and ensure excellent product standards that will continue to exceed our customers’ expectations.


On our six year Apprenticeship Scheme, you will have the opportunity to earn a BEng Degree in Mechanical Engineering, with the further option to obtain a CMI Level 5 in Management and Leadership where appropriate


This Degree Apprenticeship is suited to those looking to begin or develop a career in Engineering at a management level in an Operational Business


What is the Engineering and Business Management Degree Level Apprenticeship?

Our Engineering and Business Management Degree Level Apprenticeship is a new approach to university level education which offers full time work with Stateside Foods, whilst studying towards a BEng Degree in Mechanical Engineering at UCLAN University, Preston. Apprentices will study a core curriculum across six years. You will attend one teaching day per week on campus at University during term time.


BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering Course Content:


Level 4A – Year 1
• Engineering Analysis
• Engineering Applications
Level 4B – Year 2
• Engineering Design
• Engineering Science
Level 5A – Year 3
• Operations Management A
• Design and Manufacture
Level 5B – Year 4
• Thermo- Fluids
• Further Engineering Mathematics and Simulation
• Mechanics, Kinematics and Materials
Level 6A – Year 5
• Engineering Design
• Mechanical Engineering Systems
• Engineering Simulation or Advanced CAD
Level 6B – Year 6
• Mechanical Reliability
• Project


Further guidance on modules:

The information listed above is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Apprentices will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.


What you should expect:

BEng Mechanical Engineering Degree
Option to undertake CMI Level 5 in Management and Leadership
A highly competitive salary and brilliant benefits.
Continued support and encouragement in learning relevant management skills within the industry through various different training and development activities.


Some of the Key Benefits:

Gaining a Degree Qualification without the student debt
6 Day paid Residential Training Programme
Social Events
Free gym membership at USN Bolton Arena for you and a family member
Occupational Health
Physiotherapy Provision
Cycle to Work Scheme
Service Awards
Free Car Parking Facilities
Also all other company benefits available to our employees


Entry Requirements:

PrTo be considered for the Engineering Apprenticeship we require:
GCSE: 5 subjects at C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent.
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit and (must include Maths Unit)
Pass Access Course: 112 UCAS points
A typical offer is 112 UCAS points including Maths and Physics at a C or STEM at a C


Still interested?

We are now accepting applications for our Engineering Degree Apprenticeships to commence work in 2019. Suitable candidates will be invited for assessment days and interview processes. If you have any questions relating to the Apprenticeship Scheme you can contact our recruitment team on 01942 841200 or email us at


If you believe you have what it takes to become part of our success story, then download and complete the the apprenticeship application form today and send it back to our recruitment team on


Stateside Foods will be accepting applications for Apprenticeships 2019 from 1 November 2018 to 31st March 2019