Mccain Foods G B LimitedScarborough

Engineering Apprentice

Competitive salary - Unspecified


Start: 01 September 2022
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Why We Need You

We're engineering careers. And we're looking for people to come and help build the future of McCain.

If you're an active problem solver who loves to see their projects come to life, a career in engineering could be for you!

We're looking for the next generation of engineering talent who want practical experience in a fast-paced environment.  You'll work alongside our highly maintenance engineers shawdowing them and learning how we operate a smooth running operation.

The McCain Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme is a four year multi skilled programme.  You will attend a technical training centre on day release as an apprentice, you will be expected to complete college-based elements in addition to hands-on core modular training.

The scheme will also offer training in modules bespoke to McCain and the potato industry.

On site you'll benefit from working alongside a team of highly skilled maintenance engineers, assisting on an exciting range of engineering challenges in the factory.

Don't worry, we won't pay you in chips! for working here you'll get a great salary as well as some pretty good benefits including:

  • An excellent pension where we will pay double what you do, up to a maximum of 12% of your pay
  • Optional health cash plan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 'Chips In' Volunteering Day Off - to make positive impact to the completeness, resilience and long-term development of McCain communities across the globe

And of course, being part of a Global business there are great opportunities to shine/thrive should you wish to relocate in the future.



In 1957, the McCain brothers founded the company in their hometown of Florenceville, Canada. McCain created the first ever frozen chip and went on to become the worlds largest manufacturer of frozen potato products. Today McCain is still family owned, and has grown to 52 production facilities across six continents, employing over 21,000 employees across the world. Thats a lot of potato experts. McCain in the UK started in Yorkshire and are still there today. There are four McCain factories across the UK, including head office in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. As well as a strong network of farmers, we also own a potato seed business in Montrose, Scotland. McCain is the UKs largest purchaser of British potatoes, buying approximately 15% of the annual potato crop. They work closely with over 250 UK growers to make sure the best potatoes are harvested.


Minimum 5 GCSE's or equivalent at grades 5 and upwards including Maths, English and Science

  • Numerate/Literate 
  • Practical hands-on skills
  • Computer literate 
  • Must be 18 or over on commencement of the apprenticeship
  • Willing to learn new skills and adapt to change
  • Self-discipline in meeting stretching targets and deadlines
  • Logical approach to fault finding
  • Conscientious
  • Enthusiasm to learn and to work with others
  • Punctual


Address: Havers Hill, Scarborough - YO11 3BS
Phone Number: 01653 697698

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