Apprentice Blood Technician

Location: Doncaster, with travel

Business: APC (GB) Ltd

Salary: Competitive Apprentice Pay plus Benefits

Location:          Doncaster, with travel 

Business:         APC (GB) Ltd is a manufacturer of pet food ingredients and is a joint venture between the SARIA and LGI Group, America.  This is a small but highly motivated operation based in Doncaster and is supplying ingredients to the main pet food Companies in the UK and distributes all over the world. 

The Position: 

Applications are invited for an Apprentice Blood Technician based at our Doncaster Site. This is a full time apprenticeship (with study release). As an Apprentice Blood Technician you will train to become a fully qualified and competent Blood Technician and your duties and responsibilities will vary based on the Company’s requirements but will include: 

  • To assist in the installations of abattoirs. To inform the company in a timely manner of any issues that may arise.
  • Dismantling components and equipment and assembling mechanical components.
  • Diagnose faults on the equipment used.
  • To become an integral part of the team of APC technicians and ensure product quality is achieved.
  • Ensure thorough investigation and corrective actions are conducted at site for all complaints and ensure these are reported accordingly.
  • To assist in keeping both APC and suppliers up to date with any issues highlighted internally or externally.
  • To attend meetings as required with your line manager to discuss all aspects of production, maintenance and running costs of sites.
  • To assist in the organisation of work maintenance schedules for installed systems.
  • To work away and on other sites ensuring all H&S requirements are fulfilled.
  • Any other ad hoc duties as requested by the Management Team. 

You will be required to undertake additional company training in other disciplines to further develop and complement a full skill set needed for the role. 

You will also join a structured Advanced Apprenticeship programme where you obtain a Level 3 Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship, so willingness to undertake this is necessary. 

The Person: 

  • Minimum grade C in GCSE Maths, English, Science and another technical subject, or equivalent.
  • Consideration will be given to candidates who have completed basic training prior to application.
  • An enthusiastic individual with a flexible approach to their work.
  • A keen desire to progress personally and to build a long-term future in an Engineering/Manufacturing role.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail with good literacy and numeracy skills.
  • An inquisitive and questioning mind and a desire to learn from others.
  • A genuine interest in manufacturing.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Have a high regard for safety, quality and compliance.
  • Good problem solving skills with a methodical approach to tasks.
  • Excellent communication skills. 
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Salary: Competitive Apprentice Pay plus Benefits.  

Please apply in writing with your CV to HR Department, Ings Road, Doncaster, DN5 9TL or e mail

* Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted due to the high volume of CV’s being received.

Closing Date – 18th December 2019

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