HAVE YOU GOT SPIRIT? Spirit Energy have an exciting opportunity to recruit a process technician apprentice at their site in Barrow-In-Furness. The apprentice will undertake routine engineering maintenance and defect repair tasks to ensure the reliability and scheduled availability of operational plant and equipment.

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

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salaries will be reviewed regularly and increased in line with a progressions structure (subject to performance)

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday - 8am - 4pm (year 1) Site based time (years 2 & 3) will be: Monday – Friday, 37 hours/week Post apprenticeship, employment will move to a shift pattern to align with current site-based employees.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

At Spirit Energy we are launching a technical apprenticeship scheme.  
This 36-month programme combines structured learning with hands-on experience at our Barrow in Furness site and there are also opportunities to visit our offshore assets. 

You will gain a qualification alongside first-hand work experience and get paid for it! 

  • As a process technician apprentice, you will support the production team.  
  • You will undertake routine engineering maintenance and defect repair tasks to ensure the reliability and scheduled availability of operational plant and equipment associated with gas production/processing.  
  • It takes a diverse range of skills, experience and talent to deliver our aspirations.
  • Our people will be the force to get us there. If you are ready to take the next step in your career with a progressive and energetic team, then we are ready to hear from you. 

The training you will be getting

Year 1 of your apprenticeship will be based at the CATCH facility in Stallingborough, Grimsby. Therefore you will be expected to stay away from home during your first year of training with CATCH, Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm. Accommodation and travel allowance is given by the employer.

The remainder of the apprenticeship will then be at the employer location where a CATCH assessor will complete onsite visits every 8-12 weeks.

Apprentices will achieve a Level 2 & Level 3 City & Guilds 0610 qualification and a Level 3 NVQ qualification as part of their apprenticeship.

Process industry manufacturing technician Level 3 (A level)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Successful completion of the apprenticeship could lead to a higher-level apprenticeship or 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, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Motivated


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

About the employer

Spirit Energy are a truly pioneering energy company with a portfolio and ambitions that span the breadth of the energy transition. Succeeding in today’s energy world requires collaboration, agility and the audacity to do things differently. At Spirit Energy, we seek to challenge what has been accepted, rethink the way our sector operates. Our strategy is focused on: Safely delivering production from our existing assets; Meeting and de-risking our decommissioning obligations, and Exploring strategic energy transition opportunities from our existing assets. Our most recent exciting project is the award of a carbon capture licence and involvement in the MNZ Cluster, which has the potential to be one of the largest carbon stores in the UK and Europe, offering industrial emitters a world-leading decarbonisation solution while creating new green jobs and investment opportunities.




Barrow Onsite Terminal

Rampside Road


LA13 0QU

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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


Ellie Ryal

Apprenticeship standard

Process industry 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

Employer's Application Instructions

Once you have applied through the vacancy link you will be contacted by the training provider (CATCH) to complete an aptitude test and pre-interview prior to an employer interview.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Mar 2024