Apprentice Engineer

Function: Operations and Logistics

Location: Lutterworth

Contract Type: Full Time Permanent

Salary: Competitive

Apprentice Engineer


To develop knowledge and skills to be able to maintain and control all site electrical and mechanical equipment to the highest possible standards of efficiency and safety, ensuring the smooth operation of the VOW, ADC warehouse. 


It is the duty of all employees to exercise reasonable care and attention for their own Health and Safety and for that of other people who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work.  They are expected to conform to the Company policy and safety codes of practice and co-operate with the Company in the promotion and maintenance of safety measures and procedures. 

  • To assist maintain all electrical and mechanical equipment to the highest standards of efficiency and safety.
  • To assist in ensuring time lost due to breakdown is minimised through a rapid response and the application of all appropriate methods and materials available.
  • To assist in the operation of a Planned Preventative Maintenance system for all equipment on site.
  • To ensure that all equipment is regularly maintained and tested for legal, Health and Safety, and insurance purposes.
  • To assist in maintaining an adequate and organised store of spare parts.
  • To work closely with Security to ensure that the building is adequately protected and secure at all times.
  • To assist in efforts to achieve the highest levels of cleanliness and hygiene throughout the site.
  • To assist in ensuring that all relevant environmental policies and legislations are complied with.
  • To assist in ensuring that fire equipment and alarms are tested and maintained in accordance with fire regulations and insurance requirements.
  • To ensure the effective communication between shifts so that all members of the Engineering Department are fully aware of current operational and technical issues.
  • To carry out any reasonable request as required by management.
  • To assist in the upkeep of the site buildings and facilities. 


  • To advise the duty engineer, Engineering Supervisor, or Engineering Manager of contractors or suppliers failing to meet required standards.
  • To check and authorise deliveries of items either ordered for or by the Engineering Department.
  • To advise the Engineering Manager or Functional Management of opportunities for operational or process improvements. 


  • Provide and interpret data in accordance with the job accountability.
  • Produce and distribute detailed daily shift reports.
  • Provide statistics and information on down time of prime equipment. 


  • To learn, develop and demonstrate an understanding of engineering skills as required for the role of a Shift Engineer.
  • To learn and demonstrate an understanding of the functional operation of the plant, equipment and processes on site.
  • To meet those objectives set out during periodic review, training programs and appraisal meetings.
  • To achieve performance measurement targets as set by management. (e.g. Planned Maintenance achieved, Equipment Up Time, Task deadlines, etc.) 


  • Basic skills in MS Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrate an interest in engineering through experience, hobbies or training courses. 


VOW is one of the UK and Ireland’s leading wholesalers of business products with its headquarters in Sheffield, England. The company distributes over 20,000 products from its three automated distribution centres in England and Ireland to over 3000 resellers and customers.

The major product categories distributed by VOW include general office supplies, paper and computer consumables, cleaning, catering, janitorial, health and safety, PPE, premises management, office furniture and a variety of technology and machines.   

VOW offers a wide range of business services including marketing initiatives, e-commerce solutions, business development programmes and logistics options, all which help to grow VOW’s Resellers’ businesses.

VOW is proud to work with all the major dealer groups in the UK and Ireland including an exclusive relationship with Office Friendly and strong relationships with Integra, Nemo, Challenge, Office Club, and the CB Group.


We offer a competitive range of benefits, including free parking (subject to site availability), contributory pension plan, Employee Assistance Programme, retailer and lifestyle perks and discounts, paid charity support day, staff discounts, an opt-in medical plan and eyecare assistance. Our employees hard work can be rewarded through the evo Honours reward programme and long service recognition schemes.  We support and encourage our employees training and development with access to a e-learning platform covering a wide range of topics and the opportunity to complete a fully funded Apprenticeship or Adult Learning courses (terms apply). 

We also have a generous holiday package and a holiday purchasing scheme.  All our employees either get their Birthday off every year or a voucher in their birthday month, and in most areas of the business we close between Christmas and New Year!   


It is our people that make us successful and so we are committed to making evo an inclusive workplace. 

We encourage a diverse culture, in which we value you for being you, and the excellent contributions you make to business, no matter your age, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, race, nationality or religion.  evo expect their employees to respect one another and treat their colleagues, and others that they come into contact with, as they would wish to be treated themselves. 

evo are proud to be a ‘Disability Confident’ accredited employer.  We have a strong CSR and ESG ethos which is reflected in our Company values and the work we do.

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