Apprentice Process Operator ESSECO UK LIMITED

Esseco UK are looking for 3 Apprentice Process Operators. Working with and under the supervision of experienced and competent members of the production department to learn the skills required to become a member of the Esseco UK operations team.

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Closing date: 30 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 7.30 – 4.00pm

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Apprentices will;

  • Learn the fundamentals and key skills of process operations
  • Gain experience and confidence operating several complex, processes and associated plant equipment in line with company SOP’s,
  • Complete process documentation in a clear and accurate manner,
  • Spend time across multiple departments to get a basic understanding of their roles and responsibilities and how they fit into the overall running of the site.

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

Day release programme to CATCH @ Appris in Bradford.

On completion of the apprenticeship, you will also achieve a Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma in Process Technology (0610).

Science manufacturing technician
Level 3 (A level)


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Successful completion of the apprenticeship could lead to a higher-level apprenticeship and full-time employment for the right candidate.

You will have developed a variety of interchangeable skills and have an in depth understanding of manufacturing and processes.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Confident, Desire to learn, Appreciation of chemistry


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English & Science (Grade A*-C / 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

Travel to site, ensure you can get to both site and Appris in Bradford.

About the employer

Esseco UK is a wholly owned subsidiary of Esseco Group, a family owned Italian industrial chemical group that has focused on the manufacture of inorganic chemicals and winemaking products for more than a century. Esseco UK manufactures a wide range of high-quality sodium, ammonium and potassium derivatives for global supply into a broad range of different industries including water treatment, oil and gas, feed and food, agriculture and specialty de-icing. Esseco UK was originally founded in 1878 and today still operates from its original site in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Esseco UK has grown substantially during the last decade and progress will continue through planned investment in and development of its core skills and technologies. Our current range of products revolves around the use of several key raw materials including Sulphur, Carbon Dioxide, Ammonia, Alkali Hydroxides, Allyl Chloride and several key organic acids. The Company places a strong emphasis on the quality of its products and services, of which adherence to its Corporate Policies and ISO 9001:2015 play an integral part.








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Training provider



Eve McIntosh


Apprenticeship standard

Science manufacturing technician

Level 3 (A level)

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