Riverside Medical Packaging Ltd

Apprentice Electrical Engineer

Location: Derby

Salary: Meets NMW

Closing Date: Ongoing

Due to expansion, Riverside are looking to recruit an Apprentice Electrical Engineer to work in the Shawpak department. 


In a busy engineering environment, this role will see you working with revolutionary machinery designed and developed bespoke to Riverside, whilst completing a nationally recognised qualification.  


The successful candidate will have a genuine interest in machinery and be electrically and/or mechanically minded. The candidate will have a strong eye for detail and have a positive, driven and motivated attitude with a passion to succeed. 


This role would suit an individual in the final year of their electrical engineering apprenticeship, although this is not essential. 



  • To complete a combined training programme at College and on site.
  • To become proficient in the use of all engineering workshop machinery.
  • To learn and understand electrical schematics and become familiar with pneumatic circuits.
  • To become capable of building and electrically wiring complex machine control panels and equipment including:
  1. Mains voltage protection and distribution
  2. Motor controllers (single-ph, three-ph, stepper, servo and DC)
  3. Low voltage control circuits
  4. PLC control systems and I/O to devices
  5. Sensors (including optical, capacitive, inductive)
  6. Interlocked guard safety systems
  7. Machine networking and communications protocol
  • To demonstrate a proactive approach to training and learning.
  • To ensure that all production requirements are met in line with the machine build schedule.
  • To assemble packaging machinery including mechanical parts, electrical parts and pneumatic parts as per engineering drawings.
  • Keep current with the latest technical innovations in electrical engineering.

Riverside Medical is committed to equality and diversity. We therefore consider employment applications regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


Riverside offers a number of benefits to all staff, ranging from daily tea and coffee to fruity Wednesdays, a bike to work scheme and a bonus incentive. Apply now to join the team by emailing your CV and cover letter to [email protected]


Due to the high volume of CV's we receive, we are not able to respond to all candidates. If you have not received feedback after two weeks following your application, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.


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For more information on the exciting Shawpak machinery, visit www.shawpak.co.uk