Mechanical Testing Apprentice

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Date: 4 Jul 2024

Location: Hazelwood, DER, GB, DE56 4AN

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty chemical company whose science delivers sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales, and technical offices around the world and has about 8,000 employees. For more information, visit  

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognise unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life. 

Mechanical Technician Apprenticeship


Lubrizol has an exciting opportunity for a Level 3 Apprenticeship based at our European Technical Centre in Hazelwood, Derbyshire.


You will complete a Level 3 Engineering Technician (Mechatronics Maintenance Technician pathway) Apprenticeship over 4 years, receiving on the job training and necessary support. This is the perfect opportunity to earn while you learn and gain a valuable qualification alongside real-life work experience.


What you’ll do

You’ll be working in a department which involves a wide range of engineering activities, from building and fabricating automotive test rigs and maintaining associated plant services to ensuring the safe and timely completion of engineering work whilst maintaining excellent customer service.


You will begin your career working in a Research & Development environment supporting engine and component testing of products. Working as a member of our talented teams you’ll gain valuable real-world experience in developing equipment maintenance and machining/fabrication knowledge to support a busy test department. The role will provide practice at a range of skills from standard fitting through to CNC machining. The nature of the work encourages problem solving and developing solutions.


Key Accountabilities:


  • To work with experienced Engineers and Technicians to support the maintenance of existing equipment and implementation of new test equipment.
  • To communicate accurately and effectively with others on technical issues.
  • To work safely, comply with the company HS&E policies, practices and procedures and to suggest areas for improvement.
  • To commit to an Engineering Technician Apprenticeship, attending Learning Unlimited (Derby) on a day release basis.


How we’ll support you


You will receive formal and on the job training whilst being supported to complete your qualification. You will have your own individual development plan with support from supervisors and managers, working alongside an experienced team in a supportive and encouraging environment.

Our professional and expert colleagues are very passionate about passing on their experience and helping you to build your future career, helping you to learn, achieve and progress from day one.


What you’ll gain 


Our employees enjoy an open and collaborative working environment and treat each other with respect in a culture that values and rewards results, innovation and honesty. You’ll be welcomed as part of the team from day one and get hands on experience while learning from the best in the industry.  Your on the job learning combined with the theory will build your technical and personal skills providing the tools you need to excel in a career at Lubrizol. 


You’ll also have the opportunity to make a difference through activities such as supporting our STEM programme with local schools and colleges or fundraising for our nominated charities. We also have many sport and social activities arranged across the site. 


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including; 


  • 33 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Discretionary annual bonus, pension, private medical cover, voluntary benefits scheme
  • Subsidised onsite restaurant, free parking 
  • Flexible working 
  • Wellbeing & support services 


 What we’re looking for


The ideal candidate will have the following:


  • Achieved or is studying towards achieving either A Levels (Maths or Physics) or BTEC in Engineering
  • Good numeracy and written communication skills while comfortable using IT systems.
  • Self-motivated to deliver high quality results.
  • Takes responsibility for tasks, solves problems to meet commitments.
  • Suggests and implements new ideas.
  • Will own a car or organise their own transport as Hazelwood site is not on a public transport route.



Ready for your next career step? Apply today and let's shape the future together! .

It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol. Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving. Our passion delivers our success — not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day: our employees, customers, and communities.

As a diverse, global team, we work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We impact everyday lives through science only Lubrizol can deliver, and we never stop pushing to do it better.

One of the founding principles of The Lubrizol Corporation more than 90 years ago was treating every employee with dignity and respect. That same commitment is only stronger today. 

More than that, we are committed to providing an environment where every employee can be the best they can be, no matter their ethnic origin, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other characteristic. 

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