Engineering Apprentice


Doncaster, ENG, GB, DN2 4RH

Job ID:  54017
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Engineering



Mechatronic / Multiskilled Apprenticeship – (Days)

Doncaster business Unit

Are you looking for an exciting development opportunity within the Engineering field?

The Doncaster business unit has manufactured glass containers since 1968 and is part of a leading supplier in glass packaging solutions for the world’s leading brands such as Coca Cola, Corona and Nestle.  We are seeking to strengthen our team with the recruitment a number of Apprentices at Ardagh Glass Doncaster.


Our apprenticeship programme gives you the opportunity to experience all engineering departments within the plant whilst attending college, gain a nationally recognised qualification & carry out workplace training in a challenging yet exciting manufacturing industry!


In addition to attending college, the main duties and responsibilities of this role include:

  • Assisting the engineering teams with maintenance tasks to learn about the application of engineering
  • Developing skills in Electrical/Mechanical engineering within a manufacturing work environment
  • Gaining a sound knowledge of the plant equipment and facilities
  • Developing an understanding of Continuous Improvement
  • Familiarisation with the company’s systems and procedures
  • Sourcing and updating engineering documentation and inputting engineering activities into a maintenance system

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Have an inquisitive and questioning mind, and a desire to learn from others
  • Have an interest in manufacturing engineering
  • Have an eye for accuracy and attention to detail, and be able to work to high quality standards
  • Be confident and have the ability to work independently, in an organised way
  • Have strong communication skills and an ability to work as part of a team
  • Have a high regard for safety, quality, compliance, systems and procedures
  • A technical mind with a methodical approach to tasks and problems
  • Be motivated and enthusiastic to attend college & achieve their qualification
  • Have a minimum grade 4 (C) GCSE or above in Maths, English and Science

What we offer:

  • Starting salary during Apprenticeship, year one £12,013, year two £14,872, year three £17,733, final year four £20,594.  Once qualified potential career opportunities for permanent engineering role max salary £35,256
  • Holiday entitlement - 25 days per year plus the 8 statutory bank holidays
  • Defined Company pension scheme matching up to 10%
  • Potential for career progression.

A full job description is available upon request.


Closing Date: Friday 23rd June 2023

About Ardagh Group

Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 20,000 people with revenues of almost $10 billion. Today we have a presence across Europe, Africa and the Americas.


  • Did you know that Ardagh produce many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favourite beverages from?
  • Did you know we produce metal and glass packaging which are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
  • Did you know we produce more than 160 million containers per day?


Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and have a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact whilst remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.

We believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued, can work to their full potential, and where their achievements are celebrated.

Here at Ardagh, we offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for talented and creative people. If you have ambition and want to make an impact with your career, come and join our team, you’ll enjoy the journey!

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