Are you a problem solver? Do you have a passion to learn new skills, use your initiative and make a real difference?

As ISF, we strongly believe in the value of harnessing young talent and pride ourselves on our mentoring culture which grows and empowers our new recruits to strive for professional development and career progression.

We offer full-time, accredited engineering apprenticeship courses in various disciplines, including Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Installation and Design.

As an entirely in-house design and engineering business, ISF trains apprentices across all the required aspects of engineering for the animal feed processing industry.

Our Apprentice Training Programme

As an ISF Apprentice, you’ll be supported to grow skills, knowledge, and develop your career in engineering, whilst making a real contribution to our customers in the animal feed processing industry.

Working alongside our highly skilled engineering team, you will be given full training both at our York-based manufacturing facility and at our customers’ sites around the UK, whilst also studying for the relevant qualification through the local College or other provider.

You will also undertake any necessary additional certified training through our approved training providers.

Our bespoke Apprentice training programme includes:`

  • Health & Safety Training.
  • Access to our ‘In-house Feed Milling Engineering Course’, tailored specifically to advancing niche skills, specialist knowledge and ensuring best practice in the feed milling industry.
    See more information here.
  • Technical skills such as: Welding, Sheet metal work, Pipework and Pneumatics
  • Process engineering principles.
  • Learn how to manufacture our range of products including mechanical assemblies.
  • Installation of our in-house designed and manufactured machinery.
  • Plant and equipment training which may include Forklift truck, telehandler, MEWP and crane lifting.
  • Training will be given as you learn and one day a week at our partner college/training centre to complete coursework.

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"Superb installation of the new bin bottom. Myself and the company were very impressed with the quality and level of workmanship."

Ian Hollywood, Project Engineer, Thompsons of York

"Great job on the intake stairs. The lads were a credit to the company."

Animal Feed company, Newcastle Under Lyme

"A big thanks to all of your engineers for their big effort in difficult circumstances. I think to get it all going on day three was an excellent result and just what was promised."

Stewart Brown, Chief Engineer, Noble Foods

“The Judges were incredibly impressed with ISF’s passion, dedication and innovative approach to growing and developing their employees. Their application flew through and we were delighted to award the Innovation in Training and Development Award to such a well-deserved company – a true merit to the industry.”

Ian Birkinshaw, General Secretary at SHAPA