• Electrical Apprenticeship (m/f/d)

Are you interested in technology and love to solve complex problems in the finest detail? Are you particularly interested in state-of-the-art electronic systems?

Do you enjoy working in or leading a performance-oriented team?

Then the profession of Electrical Apprenticeship could be right for you.

become part of our investment into the future


Annual leave of 25 days plus bank holidays
Private Healthcare
Life insurance
Salary Sacrifice Pensions
Salary Sacrifice Cycle to Work scheme
Enhanced sick pay

About you:

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Willingness to learn new subjects and apply this to the work place
  • Well organised and motivated to independent studies
  • English, Maths and Science GCSE grade 9-4 / A*-C
  • Good IT Skills, in particular MS Office applications
  • Responsible and accountable
  • Interest in electrical theory and practical application


To maintain a variety of electrical equipment onsite to ensure efficient operation of the mill and automated processes, including:

  • Testing, servicing and repairs of valves and controllers
  • Maintenance of process measurement equipment
  • Motor changes and alignments
  • Understanding and working with industrial control systems
  • Condition analysis – thermal imaging
  • Pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Understanding PLC control
  • Process control programming
  • High Voltage and low voltage power systems

Areas studied at college:

  • Electrical and electronic principles
  • Math with practical application to engineering
  • Mechanical principles
  • PLC control
  • Power systems
  • Design of electrical circuits

Additional training:

  • Use of hand and power tools
  • Workshop Machinery
  • Understanding and reading electrical drawings and documentation
  • Operation of a cherry picker
  • Operation of overhead cranes and hoists

Your education

To be trained in all technical aspects of the mechanical maintenance processes and complete the apprenticeship programme in accordance with the college and national requirements.


Location: College of West Anglia, King’s Lynn (Day release, once week) ,
Electrical Department at Palm Paper, King’s Lynn (4 days per week) 
Reporting to: Training Supervisor Engineering or Appointed Mentor
Contract length: 3 years

After successfully completing a specific skill set in year 3, you will achieve a Level 3 Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician qualification and could be offered a Junior Engineer position at Palm Paper.


Further education/development

Following successful completion of a mechanical competency skill set in year 4 at the mill, you could be promoted to an Electrical Engineer.

There is scope within the role to expand and develop personally with additional training through higher national qualifications, degrees or on specific subject matter.