Science Manufacturing Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship - MicroCapture Cogent Ssc Limited

We are looking for an energetic Science Manufacturing Technician Apprentice to join our specialist fragrance manufacturing business based in Grantham. Positive and enthusiastic with a can-do, problem-solving attitude, you will have a flexible approach to learning. There will be a strong focus on delivering against production schedules to meet KPI’s.

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

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Closing date: 01 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,952.80 to £19,641.70

    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, 9.00am until 5.00pm, with unpaid 30 minutes for lunch and a 15 minute tea break.

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000226802

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We are looking for an energetic Science Manufacturing Technician Apprentice to join our specialist fragrance business based in Grantham. Positive and enthusiastic with a can-do, problem-solving attitude, you will have a strong focus on order and quality and have a flexible approach to learning.

The key focus of the role is to operate in our, purpose-built production facility producing specialist industrial fragrances and therapeutic cosmetic products to supply some of the world’s leading brands. Working as part of a small, supportive team, the role will report directly to the Laboratory and Production Supervisor.

The ideal candidate would have a background or knowledge of industry/manufacturing/or science. There will be a strong focus on delivering against KPI’s aligned to production schedules. Knowledge or experience of continuous improvement of processes would be also be beneficial, but not essential.

This is a varied role. Day to day, you will be involved in all aspects of producing a small range of fragrance products, including quality control within the laboratory whilst simultaneously supporting the business growth strategy by working in busy production periods. Comfortable with a degree of change and uncertainty, you’ll be resilient, pragmatic and able to work collaboratively with the rest of the team and our various partners.

In return we offer a friendly, dynamic working environment with free parking and easy access from the A1 and town centre. Other benefits include 28 days paid holiday (including statutory holidays) performance related profit share and a workplace pension.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Delivering production runs in accordance with precise procedures and quality parameters to ensure orders are manufactured right first time
  • Working to production schedules to ensure orders are completed on time
  • Keeping up to date and accurate records
  • Carrying out LEAN manufacturing continuous improvements
  • Productivity reporting to agreed targets
  • Supporting routine laboratory testing
  • Handling raw materials and forklift driving, packing off finished goods and labelling ready for QA approval
  • Booking in raw materials and conducting regular stock takes

The training you will be getting

  • Apprenticeship Standard: Level 3 Science Manufacturing Technician
  • Training Provider: Cogent Skills
  • Delivery model: Training to be provided will be delivered online at MicroCature Ltd. premises

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • MicroCapture is investing in the apprenticeship program with the view to train candidates to reach a suitable level for production assistants to support the growth of the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent minimum 5 including maths, English and science (Grade Grade C / 4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

You'll need to be fit and mobile – this is a physically demanding role with some lifting and material handling. The willingness to learn to drive a forklift if required Able to work at heights – the production plant is accessed via a gantry at approx. 2m Able to work on repetitive routine production tasks

About the employer

Our apprenticeship and graduate services have been supporting science industry employers to attract, retain and develop people who can contribute to business success since 2012.

Employer

Cogent Ssc Limited

Address

Swingbridge Road

Grantham

NG31 7XT

Contact

Caroline Lees

caroline.lees@cogentskills.com

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Training

Training provider

COGENT SSC LIMITED

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


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Apr 2024