Refreshment Engineer Level 3 Apprenticeship Programme - Bedford

Apply From: 15th of May 2020
Application Deadline: 12th of June 2020
Start Date:

As a Refreshment Engineer Apprentice you will be part of the Unilever R&D team, recognised and respected as some of the world’s best.  You’ll work with our engineering colleagues and R&D Refreshment teams to support the manufacture of tea based drinks and ice cream products.


So, what’s involved?

We’ll give you the opportunity to experience a variety of roles and in doing so you’ll get to use some of the most innovation, modern and technically advanced manufacturing equipment. 


At our world-class pilot plant and precision engineering prototyping facility you’ll be helping, through process engineering and automated solutions, to deliver new drink and ice cream products to delight our consumers.


As part of the R&D team you’ll get to develop your engineering knowledge in areas like:

  • Design & prototyping
  • Installation & commissioning

And you’ll be continually developing your engineering skills to solve the complex and varied challenges we face from manufacturing a wide array of product formats and processes.

Unilever will support you over the four years as you study toward a Level 3 Engineering Technician qualification.  You’ll spend around 20% of your work-week studying toward your qualification.


The details:

Apprenticeship:   Level 3 Engineering Technician

Duration:              48 months

Locations:            Colworth (Bedfordshire)



  • Have or are predicted at least 6 GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade 5 or above. These should include Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and English.
  • You need to show a genuine interest in food and drink ingredients, fixing things, and general engineering.


About Unilever

From tea to ice cream, and shampoo to skincare, our brands cater for all tastes. Think PG tips, Hellmann’s, Ben & Jerry’s and Simple. When you discover the career that you want with us, as a global organization we will help you to follow any path you choose. Surrounded by inspiring leaders and supportive peers, you will channel your purpose and find fresh ideas as you make a real impact on the business and the world.


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