Paint Development Quality Control Technician Degree Apprentice TEAL & MACKRILL LTD

This is a truly UNIQUE opportunity, and we are looking for a fearless apprentice to join this ambitious business, who isn’t afraid to be hands-on and has a desire to contribute to their long-term goals during this EXCITING time of growth and development.

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Starting salary of between £20,000 and £22,000 per annum (depending on experience). 24 days holiday allowance, excluding bank holidays. Company pension scheme. Cycle to work scheme. Regular training and CPD opportunities.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 08:00 - 16:45 and Friday, 08:00 - 14:30

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2024

  • Date posted

    21 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a Technician Apprentice with Teal & Mackrill, you will have the opportunity to play a vital part within the teams manufacturing department. It’s a small department, so you will have an opportunity to experience every area of development, including Research and Development, but also Quality Control and small works. 
You’ll have the opportunity to be involved in the process from start right through to the launch of finished products, whilst ensuring all products meet the necessary regulatory requirements. 
You’ll be working as part of a close-knit team, supported, and guided by a team of experts, each with diverse backgrounds and experiences you can learn from. It’s an amazing opportunity to get stuck in and no day will be the same!
Being an apprentice is hands-on, so you’ll get the chance to learn things you might otherwise not have experienced in a university environment, and you’ll develop your career within the paint and coating manufacturing sector. 
Our goal is to work with you, so that you can be a master of all areas within the department!  
What you’ll be doing: 

  • Quality control support including product testing
  • Assisting in small works production which will include processing of 5-50 litre batches of paint
  • Assisting with new product development including the investigation of new processes and raw materials
  • Assisting with customer complaint investigation including root cause analysis of coating failures
  • Liaising with and supporting internal and external sales teams
  • Working within both Technical Service and Technical Development departments to understand customer needs and develop new formulations

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

  • At Tiro we’re obsessed with changing lives through science and technology apprenticeships so we can’t wait to have you on board
  • Over 48 months, you will develop your knowledge and skills in your chosen field to become a leader pushing development, knowledge generation and innovation
  • You will be provided with 6 hours per week by your employer to conduct learning and training during working hours. This can include theory training (for example, virtual lessons & online learning), alongside practical training (for example shadowing, mentoring, & time spent writing assignments
  • You’ll be trained by a team of expert tutors from Tiro as well as an experienced workplace mentor at Teal & Mackrill who, together, will make sure you develop the knowledge, skills, and work habits you’ll need to succeed in your career

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • There’s no limit to what you can achieve if you work for Teal & Mackrill. Their team and business is growing, and they are looking for someone who wants to play a key part in that long term
  • Through ‘on-the-job’ training you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills to provide competency and responsibility in carrying out testing and product development and to help develop your career
  • There are opportunities to further develop and progress within the business after completion of the apprenticeship and you could build your career successfully through continued personal development
  • Hard work and determination will be recognised

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired
A Level or equivalent Science (Grade C/4) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Science (Grade Pass) Desired
Other Science (Grade Level 3) Desired

Things to consider

There are some minimum requirements you’ll need to meet to do an apprenticeship, these are rules set by the UK Government. You’ll need to be over 18, not in full time education (at time of enrolment), have lived in the UK for 3 years and have the right to work in the UK. Alongside this you will need to have a minimum of Level 3 qualifications (A-levels, BTECs, or equivalent) AND relevant work experience. If you don’t quite meet these minimum requirements yet, let us know you’re interested here, and we’ll get in touch to discuss this further with you.

About the employer

Teal & Mackill are an independent, family-owned, coatings manufacturer first established in 1908. Today, they are famous for their high-quality specialist, marine, agricultural and floor paints. Their strong brands including Coo-Var and Teamac are supplied throughout Europe. Their brands: Coo-Var - specialist functional coatings covering Floor Sport & Line Marking, Safety & Security, Hammercote & Products for Metal, Specialist Paints, Specialist Primers and Varnishes & Oils. Teamac Marine is one of the leading British brands of marine paints and coatings. The range of products include Marine grade Varnishes, Topcoats, Undercoats, Primers, Antifouling, Bilge paint and other specialist marine coatings. Teamac Agricultural- These coatings are suitable for agricultural buildings and plant such as stables, barns, outbuildings, machinery and also chlorinated rubber products for swimming pools, tanks, and parlours.







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Training provider



Helen Tomlinson

01273 776779

Apprenticeship standard

Materials science technologist (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

Apply and view the full role description today on our website

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

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2023