The Engineering Apprenticeship programme is designed to shape the engineering technicians and engineers of the future. Engineering apprentices play a hugely important role at Molson Coors, solving challenges that arise from some of the most advanced packaging and brewing equipment in the industry. As an engineering apprentice, you'll be required to maintain complex equipment and ensure that high standards are adhered to for safety, manufacturing quality and documentation.

You'll receive tailored on-the-job training from our in-house specialists, rotating around departments on the Burton-on-Trent site giving great exposure and diversification in learning. As well as being assigned a mentor who will be there to offer support and guidance throughout your apprenticeship.

The apprenticeship will combine on-the-job training alongside an academic programme of learning towards nationally recognised qualifications.

Throughout the apprenticeship you will:

  • Develop electrical, mechanical and process automation skills.
  • Learn the theory and practical applications of packaging & production equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Support engineering projects consisting of designing, installation and commissioning.
  • Perform unplanned equipment repairs through fault finding and diagnosis.

In the first year, you'll spend most of your time at college, studying theory elements of the apprenticeship and gaining some practical hands-on experience. In subsequent years, you'll continue one day a week at college while learning new skills as part of an engineering team on site.

In addition to the valuable working experience you'll study towards professional qualifications, including a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering and then a HNC Level 4 in engineering.

Entry Requirements

Will possess/be predicted a minimum of 5 GCSE (grades 4-9) including Maths, English & Science (Maths at grade 6-9).

Applications are welcomed from those with L3 qualifications (A levels and/or BTEC.  Minimum of 96 UCAS points) and a passion for a career in engineering. 

Training to be Provided

  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 2 Award for Foundation Phase Gateway Assessment

Things to Consider

The first year you will be predominantly travelling to the technical centre in Coventry. In the following years you will then be attending the centre 1 day a week.

Skills Required

  • Good communication skills
  • Good team working skills
  • Good organisation skills and confidence to work independently

Personal Qualities


  • Logical thinking to be able to apply processes
  • Have a rational approach to problem solving; making judgements based on sound reasoning, approaching problems in a logical manner
  • Self-motivation

Future prospects

Upon completion Molson Coors aims to offer permanent roles to all successful apprentices at the end of their training wherever possible and support continuing professional development.