Process Technician Apprentice Tronox Holding Plc

Tronox are looking for Process Apprentices to be based at their Stallingborough site. Successful applicants will receive practical and theoretical training in chemical processing which will fully equip them for a career in Chemical Manufacture.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - 8.00am - 4.00pm (30 mins unpaid lunch)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

The business is looking for an Apprentice to train alongside our existing experienced team of Process Operators on all aspects of operational and process duties . As an apprentice you will study a range of programmes working towards a Level 3 Science Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship standard, covering a variety of skills and qualifications while earning a wage and completing invaluable practical skills in industry and you can expect to cover the following duties:.


Main Duties and responsibilities;

1. Start-up & shutdown the plant process as per operating procedures.

2. Operating the plant and process within the set production and safety & quality parameters.

3. Take samples as per the sampling schedule and procedure.

4. Complete daily logs and make notes of operational events and communicate to the Shift Team Leader and oncoming shift team.

5. Assist in the commissioning of new plant and equipment.

6. Carry out permit to work isolations, de-isolations

7. Report any Health & Safety issues / incidents

8. Report any Engineering issues

9. Ensure good housekeeping standards are maintained on plant.

Other responsibilities;

1. Ensure correct stock control of any raw materials used on plant.

2. Ensure control of emergency equipment and PPE in the area.

3. Ensure correct control of any waste streams and assist in the management of the controlled waste zone.


Initially based at The Catch facility (Stallingborough) then on site based at Laporte Road, Stallingborough, Grimsby, DN40 2PR following a shift pattern – were apprentices are required to work both the day and night shift with experienced process operators to gain hands on learning. 

The training you will be getting

During this three year programme, you will undertake off the job training at The Catch for the first 16 months. Further training will be provided by experienced Operator team members / you will receive specific on the job training by a mentor on your designated shift for the remaining duration.

You will also be supported by a dedicated assessor who will guide and mentor you throughout your apprenticeship.  You will undertake The Level 3 Science Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship and you will be required to undertake an end-point assessment. Successful achievement of the end-point assessment will lead to final certification of the apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On completion of the apprenticeship, successful candidates could secure a role in a successful, dynamic company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Enthusiastic, Punctual


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English & Science plus 2 others (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

Apprentice Employment Agency is acting as a Flexi-Job Apprentice Agency & will engage you for the duration of the apprenticeship & pay your salary. You should be aware that the company/business named in this vacancy is a host employer & you will not be employed by them. Your application may be shared with training providers & employers.

About the employer

Tronox is the largest vertically integrated titanium dioxide producer in the world, the largest producer of merchant titanium chemicals, and the leading manufacturer of specialty titanium products. Tronox provides numerous products and services for a variety of industries around the world. From coatings to paper and polymers to pigments, our products and services are used to improve everyday life. Thousands of products in our world, from plastic bags to aerospace parts, get their start with help from Tronox. Tronox employ nearly 7,000 across six continents, and have a rich diversity, unmatched vertical integration model, and unparalleled operational and technical expertise across the value chain, position Tronox as the preeminent titanium dioxide producer in the world. We’re committed to our people, our customers, and our communities. With a broad global reach and deep local roots, Tronox embrace and celebrate the unique character and culture of every place they call home. From the west coast of Australia to the east coast of the U.S., from Europe to South Africa, and from mines to research and development labs, they bring the same passion to work in every location, everywhere, every day.


Tronox Holding Plc


Laporte Road


DN40 2PR


Jan Crabb

07747 562961

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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Science manufacturing technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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