Paintbox Banbury Limited are looking to take on a Technical Apprentice. As part of this position you will assist in ongoing research and development of ink jet printing technology, working in a fast-paced environment, learning about the new technologies supporting this activity. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, ambitious and self-motivated individual to join a friendly environment.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 24 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary dependent upon age.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 16:00

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    04 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To carry out development activities taking place within the new R&D centre
  • This will include operation of the robotic development rig and carrying out experiments recording results and writing up reports. Learning about inks, paints and print heads from in house and external sources
  • Ensuring that the development area is always operated in a safe and tidy manner suitable for customer visits

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

  • Engineering Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Standard.
  • Company Training Plan & Assessment
  • BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering (1 day per week for 2 years at college)
  • Development Competence Qualification (workplace)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills - maths (If required)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills - English (If required)
  • End Point Assessment at the end of the apprenticeship

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Paintbox are building the R&D team from the ground and this apprentice will have the opportunity to stay in R&D and grow into a bigger role or to branch out into applications or operations and the technology is rolled out and industrialised

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Time Management, Interest in Engineering, Working in New Technology


A Level or equivalent In relevant subjects (Grade C-A) Essential
Other Engineering qualification (Grade Level 3) Essential

Things to consider

Some practical technical skills and interests: computers/programming/making/repairing. Candidates will need to be self motivated and able to communicate at different levels in the organisation as the project has a high visibility and is generating a lot of interest.

About the employer

Paintbox is a manufacturing company operating out of 3 sites (2 in Banbury). Our primary processes are robotic and manual painting, but also offer assembly, procurement, engineering, testing, quality etc. We are developing new technologies to reduce our carbon footprint and meet environmental challenges going forward and to offer new products to our customers this project is a key part of this strategy.




4 Middleton Close



OX16 4RS

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider



Sally Parr


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering manufacturing technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply fill out an application form or copy and paste the link into your browser.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 24 Jul 2023