Process Technician Apprentice - Seqirus Cogent Ssc Limited

This is a fantastic opportunity to start your Manufacturing Career and be part of the future of vaccine manufacturing in Liverpool. Our apprentices train in multiple manufacturing areas and are given coaching and hands-on experience in the end to end Influenza vaccination manufacturing process – giving them a broad range of skills and experience.

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

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Closing date: 29 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Per/Annum 23 and over - £20,423.81 21 to 22 - £19,735.85 18 to 20 - £14,686.80 Under 18 - £10,304.90 Salary increments during apprenticeship

  • Working week

    Initially 8am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8am to 1pm on Friday. Start and finish times may alter to fit the processing hours of the departments the apprentice is assigned to, however total hours worked will stay the same.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The role holder will be a key employee in the manufacturing organisation.  They will help provide (be trained in) the technical skill-sets necessary to manufacture high quality vaccines in a compliant, efficient, and cost-effective manner.

Participates in the manufacture of Flu Vaccines in each of the Primary and secondary Manufacturing areas.

When manufacturing ensure that all Departmental Batch Records are followed and:

  • Ensure appropriate control, monitoring and delivery of activities in their area of work.   
  • Ensure that all documentation is completed correctly, accurately in a timely manner and signed by the relevant personnel.
  • Carry out final documentation review and sign off to ensure documentation is right first time.
  • Ensure compliance to Health and Safety regulations.  Consistently demonstrating the behaviours necessary to create a safe working environment for themselves and their colleagues.
  • Be able to update existing SOPs and MIs as and when required performing regular reviews and initiating new documentation as appropriate.
  • To actively maintain and promote a cGMP compliant culture, ensure that the highest standards of housekeeping and safety are applied within the area in accordance with the Guide to Manufacturing Approved Standards and to apply the principles of Lean Manufacturing, Problem Solving, 5S, Waste Elimination and Energy Efficient Activities in support of Continuous Improvement.
  • To maximise their individual contribution so that team objectives are achieved.
  • To work as a team member, providing and receiving support feedback to team members and their team leader.
  • To communicate and liaise with members of other teams, customers, and suppliers to meet the business’s objectives.
  • To suggest solutions to issues which may arise.
  • Attend all compulsory and allocated training courses required for the role. 
  • Ensure that all training is completed in a timely manner and that personal training records are kept up to date.
  • To continue to develop new skills, competencies, and behaviours to fulfil both current and future business needs.
  • The role holder will be able to demonstrate the application of the skills required for their role. 
  • To work in a safe manner in compliance with all pertinent UK legislation, Seqirus mandatory policies, guidelines and site procedures for Health, Safety and Environment.
  • To contribute ideas and action to improve team, process, and equipment performance. 
  • To support process improvement and uphold Seqirus Values.
  • Support organisations change and process improvements.

Skills required

Batches executed right the first time

Personal Development

  • Learning agility and curiosity
  • Ensure college attendance & all college work is completed in a timely manner
  • Actively promote good working relationships with peers, mentors & managers
  • Execution errors / deviations / production losses 

Personal Qualities

  • Avoidance of equipment damage and production losses 
  • Key member of Production Team

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

Qualification: Science Manufacturing Technician apprentice- - Process Technology Diploma

Apprenticeship standard: Science Manufacturing Technician apprentice- - Process Technology Diploma

Training provider: Cogent Skills

Delivery Model: The level 3 process technology diploma is delivered on site by a tutor via day/block release and is tailored to suit shift patterns.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The CSL Seqirus Manufacturing Apprenticeship can initially lead to a Manufacturing Technician role in one of the site’s production areas. From this role, various paths of progression are opened - from supervisory/management roles to quality and validation.

This is a fantastic opportunity to start your Career.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, 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
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

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.


Cogent Ssc Limited


Renaissance Way


L24 9JW


Rebecca Shalliday

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Science manufacturing technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 29 Mar 2023