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Quality & Compliance (Level 4) Apprentice Cogent Ssc Limited

This is your opportunity to work for one of the world’s most innovative pharmaceutical companies. You will be supporting the Compliance and Quality Assurance teams within Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Manufacturing to manage and maintain quality, compliance and EHS requirements for the GMP manufacturing facilities.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 26 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Annual salary increment increase.

  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday Start Time – 9:00am Finish Time – 5.25pm Lunch 12:00pm – 12:45pm Friday: Start Time – 9:00am Finish Time – 4:05pm Lunch 12:00pm – 12.45pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be supporting the Compliance Lead and Compliance Team in conjunction with Quality Assurance (QA), within Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) Manufacturing to manage and maintain quality, compliance and EHS requirements for the GMP manufacturing facilities.

Role Expectations:

  • Quality and Compliance
  • Support the Compliance Team and QA in managing GMP Quality documents including procedures, logbooks, and other documentation
  • Support the monitoring, maintaining, and improving of systems and processes used for Quality and EHS compliance
  • Identify problems and/or opportunities for Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives
  • Liaise with colleagues in API manufacturing and QA e.g., Technicians, Process Supervisors, Engineers, Project Leads, Facilities Managers and QA managers
  • Maintain and record data applicable to the quality management systems
  • Assist with problem solving and improvement activities
  • Contribute to readiness activities before, during and after audits and inspections
  • Complete compliance records and adhere to area GMP & EHS compliance requirements
  • Support departmental colleagues and partnering lines with guidance on documentation completion, compliance/quality issues and system support
  • Work proactively to deliver high quality, complete and on-time records to support EHS/quality investigations
  • Monitor metrics and trends and use them to improve compliance standards that will meet internal and external auditor expectations
  • Support with the management of the API Manufacturing Technical and Active libraries including management of Batch Record storage/archiving
  • Support the Training Coordinator with ensuring training documentation is completed and archived in accordance with ALCOA principles and GMP expectations
  • Teamwork
  • Has the ability to learn from their own and others’ experiences and share with the rest of the Compliance and QA teams
  • To be mentored/coached by experienced members of the team to develop the required skills and knowledge
  • Liaise with procedure authors and subject matter experts in API Manufacturing and QA
  • Execute the role with enthusiasm, diligence, and professionalism
  • Behaviours
  • High level of attention to detail and ability to document clearly and concisely is essential
  • Strong aptitude to execute tasks ‘Right First Time’
  • Identifies improvement areas and contributes within a team to implement these improvements. Can confidently contribute to CI initiatives
  • Plans, prioritises their own work, under direct supervision in the execution of compliance and quality duties
  • Demonstrates an ability to multi-task and seeks guidance when to prioritise own work
  • Ability to communicate confidently with cross-departmental interactions, collaborative teamwork and assisting colleagues with compliance/QA/EHS matters
  • Displays good networking skills to enhance learning opportunities and own development

Skills required:

  • Takes a broad perspective to solve problems, sometimes choosing among less obvious approaches to identify solutions
  • Has good organisational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Has the ability to determine own work priorities, and troubleshoot issues as they arise
  • Is self-motivated to achieve high quality results within defined timeframes
  • Demonstrates attention to detail and ability to appropriately prioritise and perform multiple tasks/projects simultaneously
  • Has a good understanding of Microsoft Office Suite skills, specifically Excel and PowerPoint
  • Completes complex assignments under broad guidelines and selects the most appropriate method or approach to do so

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Qualification: Level 4 Quality Practitioner.

Apprenticeship standard: Quality Practitioner.

Training provider: CSR.

Delivery Method: Online.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be eligible to apply for other positions within the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Minimum of 5 (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Business Administration (Grade C or above) Desired

Things to consider

The apprentice must be able to demonstrate the required attitudes, behaviours and interpersonal skills associated with the professional workplace. The apprentice must be willing to commit an amount of personal time to study. Please ensure you check out travel options to be able to commute to the workplace.

About the employer

Our apprenticeship and graduate services have been supporting science industry employers to attract, retain and develop people who can contribute to business success since 2012. We are fully registered on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers and the Register of Apprenticeship Training Agencies. We provide a range of services including apprenticeship training, outsourced employment, recruitment and consultancy.


Cogent Ssc Limited


Discovery Park

Ramsgate Road


CT13 9ND


Caroline Lees

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Quality practitioner

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please follow the link and complete the application form on our website.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 26 Mar 2023