Apprentice Process Technician Mitsubishi Chemical UK Limited

Mitsubishi Chemical UK Limited (MC UK), are looking for Apprentice Process Technician’s to join their team. Candidates should be confident, keen, enthusiastic, and committed with a positive attitude to work. This is an ideal opportunity to learn all aspects of Process Operation’s and achieve an Advanced Apprenticeship qualification.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    shifts will start when on site and an additional allowance will be paid.

    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 whilst at CATCH followed by shifts when on site - (shifts to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 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. As an apprentice you will study a range of programmes working towards a Science Manufacturing Technician L3 Apprenticeship standard, covering a variety of skills and qualifications while earning a wage and completing invaluable practical skills in industry. You will be working alongside a mentor and assisting the experienced process shift team with the following duties:

Main Duties and responsibilities:

  • Start up and shutdown the plant process as per operating procedures
  • Operating the plant and process within the set production and safety parameters
  • Take samples as per the sampling schedule and procedure
  • Complete daily logs and make notes of operational events and communicate to the Shift Team Leader and oncoming shift team
  • Assist in the commissioning of new plant and equipment
  • Carry out permit to work isolations, de-isolations
  • Report any Health and Safety issues / incidents via the CATS reporting system
  • Report any Engineering issues via the MAXIMO work order system
  • Ensure good housekeeping standards are maintained on plant.

Other responsibilities:

  • Ensure correct stock control of any raw materials used on plant
  • Ensure control of emergency equipment and PPE in the area
  • Ensure correct control of any waste streams and assist in the management of the controlled waste zone

Initially you will based at the CATCH facility (Immingham) followed by being on site following a shift pattern, however whilst apprentices are required to work both day and night shift, individual arrangements will be provided to facilitate day release for college attendance if required. 

Transport to the college is provided and there are two pick up points: Hull Bus Station, Humber Bridge. Following block training at CATCH you will be based at the Hull plant, Saltend, Hedon, Hull, HU12 8DS.

Due to strict Health and Safety requirements for shift working, all apprentices must be 18 years of age by April 2025. 

There will be some working at height and in confined spaces, with PPE required when working with chemicals, this is a 24/7 Industry:

This position will involve shift work once initial training is undertaken and agreed shift allowances will be paid at this time.

The training you will be getting

During this three year programme, you will undertake 'off the job' training at Catch Training Centre, Stallingborough for the first 12 months followed by remaining duration onsite where you will receive specific on the job training by experienced mentor / supervisor / line manager.

You will also be supported by a dedicated assessor who will guide and mentor you throughout your apprenticeship.

You will undertake the Science Manufacturing Technician Level 3 Standard Apprenticeship and you will be required to undertake an end-point assessment.

Apprentices must complete a level 3 or 4 qualification in a science or technology discipline relevant to their occupation prior to completing the apprenticeship’s 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

Progression to Process Technician / Shift Team Leader and beyond subject to performance.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

Apprentice Employment Agency is acting as an Apprentice Training 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

SoarnoL™ (EVOH) is produced in Europe at Mitsubishi Chemical UK facility in Hull, UK. Additional facilities are located in Japan and America. Formally Nippon Gohsei UK Limited, now part of the Mitsubishi Chemical global Company.


Mitsubishi Chemical UK Limited


Soarnol House


HU12 8DS


Jan Crabb

07747 562961

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Training provider


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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