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Company:  Ball Corporation

Wakefield, GB, WF2 0XE

Date:  16-Jun-2022
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req ID:  20278

We are a global leader in sustainable products with more than 21,000 team members worldwide. From infinitely recyclable aluminum cans, cups, and aerosol bottles, to aerospace solutions that enable our customers to have a deeper understanding of our planet and the universe. We produce all these incredible things with one unique purpose: crafting a better community, a better society, a better world.

Moreover, each of us has a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion which is the foundation of our culture of belonging. And everyone at Ball is an everyday champion, making a difference by doing what we love.

We lead with our heads and our hearts and combine innovative thinking with a spirit of resiliency that keeps us moving forward in a relentless pursuit of new ways to make life, and the world, better. Whether we’re developing packaging that’s infinitely recyclable or aerospace innovations. Because what we create may change, but what we will always make is a difference.

Join us, and build your career by helping us build the future.

Site Info

Salary: Year 1 = £12,482.61 Year 2 = £16,588.92, Year 3 = £18,308.28 Year 4 = £19,354.14



You will be based at our Wakefield Plant part which produces upwards of 7 million aluminium cans per day for the beverage industry. Our site is directly next to Coca Cola Enterprises on the Wakefield 41 Industrial Estate.

You will attend college full time in your first year; following this you will be given the facility to attend college on a day release basis to complete your studies.

We are looking for an individual who has a vested interest in an engineering discipline, flexible in their approach to work and must be hands on and willing to get involved.  You must also have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSE’s, (or equivalent), including Maths, English and Science ideally at Grade 5 or above.

The apprenticeship will provide you with formal and recognised study over a four-year period and training within a high-volume high-speed production environment, with qualifications reaching up to HNC level.



Job outline

•             To train as a Mechanical engineer by undertaking a structured training program of academic study. Mechanical engineering associated tasks in order to gain the required skills and knowledge to support the engineering department.

Main responsibility:

•             Observing, learning and understanding a wide range of engineering skills and processes while under the instruction of skilled technical staff.

•             To be able to demonstrate these skills and processes as the training period progresses by working independently or with a team, to undertake tasks as instructed and increasing overall contribution to the department.

•             To undertake and successfully complete suitable college courses throughout the training period, achieving the academic grades and practical skills in order to entitle yearly progression leading to the award of a suitable qualification in mechanical engineering.

•             Learning and understanding the importance of Health and safety within the workspace.

•             To maintain a logbook over the duration of the apprenticeship period, recording projects that have been undertaken and the skills learned.

•             To maintain and to ensure general good housekeeping of the workplace.

•             To maintain a smart appearance and to act in a professional manner at all times whether on or off the company premise.

•             To perform any other duties appropriate to the grade and role of the post holder.


Please contact us if you have any accessibility requests and  we will do our best to accommodate them.


Ball are committed to equal opportunities.



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