Apprentice Mechanical Engineer – HARRISON SPINKS BEDS LTD (LS11 5SN)

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Reporting into the Components Engineering & Technical Manager, The Apprentice will learn from an experienced, mechanical engineer whilst supporting the team to ensure the smooth running and operation of our manufacturing plant. You will undertake and complete an advance apprenticeship in mechanical maintenance engineering with an outside provider.


  • Work alongside a skilled Mechanical Engineer
  • Assist with maintaining existing plant equipment, through reactive and planned maintenance
  • Fault finding and carrying out repairs during breakdowns
  • Assist with modifications of current machinery
  • Assist with new installations of machinery

About the Employer

Spinks is the global leader in innovative pocket springs for the furniture, bedding and other comfort markets. Part of the Harrison Spinks Group, the company supplies some of the leading names internationally in the markets they supply and are known for their pipeline of groundbreaking technology in these market segments. Sustainability is core to the business and are exploring the use of their components into transportation seating and even footwear, showing the diverse potential the company has to offer. With manufacturing sites in the UK as well as the USA, the company is wanting to expand their global reach further with additional manufacturing sites. As well as their innovative coil technology, the company also supplies wire, natural nonwovens and mattress fabrics which are all manufactured in their facilities in Leeds and Scunthorpe.

Training to be Delivered

  • As an Apprentice you will work towards the Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard qualification.
  • The Apprenticeship will be based at Printworks Campus.
  • Delivery model will be one day per week in college.

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Vacancy Details

Vacancy Location


Apprenticeship Level

Level 3 (A level)

Employer Name


Employer Address

Westland Road
LS11 5SN

Expected Duration


Working Week

Shift pattern: Days: Monday - Thursday 06:00 - 14:00. Friday 06:00 - 13:00 PM: Monday - Thursday 14:00 - 22:00. Friday 13:00 - 20:00.

Weekly Hours


Wage Amount

This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

Desired Qualifications

  • GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
  • GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

Desired Skills

  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Team working

Future Prospects

  • Progression onto Higher Level Apprenticeship

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