Graduate: Maintenance Engineer

At Thatchers, we have been making cider with care and expertise since 1904. We are a family owned business in its fourth generation and you will often see Martin and John Thatcher going about their daily work here on Myrtle Farm in Somerset. Each generation has brought their own positive change to Thatchers, whether it was Stan’s commitment to making old-fashioned draught farmhouse cider, or Martin and John’s innovations with single variety ciders. Each generation also passing on their secrets, from how to encourage bees to pollinate apple blossom and looking after the 150-year-old oak vats where the cider matures, to the art of cider making itself. Our cidermakers love to marry traditional techniques with state of the art technology to create ciders that are smooth, fresh and full of flavour.

This is an opportunity to work within our teams and make a real difference. We are committed in developing the technical knowledge as well as the commercial experience of our graduates within our key areas of growth.

Maintenance Engineer

We are looking for graduates with a desire to work within our fast-paced engineering team. As maintenance engineers you will be required to support where needed and carry out preventative maintenance within our industry leading production lines. This is an opportunity for a graduate with relevant skills and engineering degree to work within a dynamic team and support across all areas of the business


-Strong communication skills

-Resilient nature

-Work well in a team


-Problem solver

-Confident and pro-active


Thatchers is committed to the development and training of its employees. As a graduate recruit you will complete a training programme that is bespoke to your role and Thatchers. This could consist of a higher apprenticeship programme, masters level qualification, industry training and our own inhouse training and development. We would aim to develop not only your technical skills, but your commercial awareness and personal development.


To be successful here, you need to be a remarkable person who gets stuff done and will share the same enthusiasm and passion for our cider and business as we do. You will be pro-active, have a passion to learn and relish operating in a fast paced and demanding environment.

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