Apprentice Chemical Process Engineer CPI

We are offering the opportunity to study as a Chemical Engineering Apprentice where you will develop professional-level, job-specific skills while studying towards your degree and earning a salary. By the end of the apprenticeship, you will be qualified with a BEng in Chemical Engineering and equipped with industry experience.

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

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Closing date: 03 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    CPI is a Real Living Wage Employer, this is a voluntary agreement between CPI and the Real Living Wage Foundation. Apprentices also receive biannual increases based on performance.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 08:30 - 17:00, Friday 08:30 - 16:30 with one hour unpaid lunch break each day.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    66 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To use fundamentals of chemical engineering principles to implement and develop new processes and to support product development.
  • With the guidance from the project technical leads and or line manager, to be proactive in identifying and supporting engineering solutions to challenging problems and propose innovative ideas.
  • To prepare for and perform laboratory tasks using the appropriate scientific techniques, procedures and methods of relevance to the activities of the laboratory.
  • To complete the training of using common analytical instrument, work autonomously to analyse, interpret and evaluate engineering data and present the results of laboratory work and problem solving clearly and concisely in written and oral form.
  • To be responsible for providing clearly documented records of technical data, methodologies, calculations and software use in an agreed format.

The training you will be getting

  • By the end of the apprenticeship, you will be qualified with a BEng in Chemical Engineering, as well as being equipped with industry experience.
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English available if required.
  • You will study at Teesside University and be based at Sedgefield during your working week.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The expectation is to move into a Chemical Process Engineer position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


A Level or equivalent Chemistry (Grade B+) Desired
A Level or equivalent Mathematics (Grade B+) Desired
A Level or equivalent Physics (Grade B+) Desired

About the employer

At CPI we work with our partners to translate inventions into products and processes that enhance health and well-being, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries. With a deep understanding of innovation processes and funding, outstanding technical expertise and industry relevant assets, we enable products and processes to be quickly and cost-effectively brought to market.





The Coxon Building

John Walker Road

TS21 3FE

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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 industry process and plant engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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: 03 Mar 2024