An engineering apprenticeship is a gateway to a dynamic career.

Kepak offer the opportunity to train as a Mechatronics Technician who works as an electrical, mechanical, and electronics systems technician in industrial plants. The job includes work in automation and robotics in modern manufacturing processes. Work processes include installing, repairing, and maintaining equipment/devices.


What qualifications will I gain from an apprenticeship in engineering?

Engineering Mechatronics is a formal qualification and takes approximately 4 years to complete. At the end of your apprenticeship, you will be awarded an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship in Engineering Mechatronics (Maintenance technician).

Qualifications included in this apprenticeship:

  • Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Engineering Technician – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician Pathway
  • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)
  • Level 2 Award for Foundation Phase Gateway Assessment; Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering – Mechantronics Maintenance Technician (Development Competence)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Level 2 Functional Skills English and maths (if required)



The opportunity to earn money whilst learning invaluable skills and receiving an internationally recognised qualification.

Clear and steady career progression. Many of our previous apprentices are now Team Leaders and Managers.

Ongoing development opportunities with the potential to get higher qualifications if further study is desired.


Which Kepak sites offer an engineering apprenticeship?

Apprentices will work in one of our 12 factories located in the UK or Ireland, alongside a multidisciplinary team who are responsible for optimising the running and maintenance of equipment.

  1. Kepak Athleague, Co. Roscommon, Ireland
  2. Kepak Ballybay, Co. Monaghan Ireland
  3. Kepak Ballymahon, Co. Longford, Ireland
  4. Kepak Bodmin, Cornwall, UK
  5. Kepak Clonee, Co. Meath, Ireland
  6. Kepak Watergrass Hill, Co. Cork, Ireland
  7. Kepak Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
  8. Kepak Kirkham, Lancashire, UK
  9. Kepak Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
  10. Kepak McCarren, Co. Cavan, Ireland
  11. Kepak McIntosh Donald, Aberdeen, Scotland
  12. Kepak Poppintree, Co. Dublin, Ireland