Manufacturing and Maintenance Technician Apprentice TUN ABDUL RAZAK RESEARCH CENTRE

TARRC are now offering the exciting opportunity for an apprenticeship in their manufacturing and maintenance team. Mixing and finalising rubber compounds, testing of polymers and compounds for processing characteristics, plus more.

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

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    26 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Working week

    35 hours per week (7:30 am - 3:00 pm, Monday - Friday)

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As a Maintenance Technician, you’ll be maintaining an effective Preventative Maintenance programme, and ensure all equipment is safe to use. 
Responsibilities will include: 

  • Undertaking duties related planned maintenance schedules of processing equipment
  • Assisting with the manufacture of rubber compounds and products as required
  • Assisting with the repair of processing and test equipment
  • Installation or modification of various types of pipework used to carry steam, water, hydraulic oil or compressed air

The training you will be getting

At Tiro we’re obsessed with changing lives through science and technology apprenticeships so we can’t wait to have you on board.

Over 24 months, you’ll devote a minimum of 6 hours of your working week on ‘off the job’ training. This can include theory training (for example, virtual lessons & online learning), alongside practical training (for example shadowing, mentoring, & time spent writing assignments. Together this will count towards a Level 3 Science Manufacturing Technician apprenticeship qualification. You’ll be trained by an expert tutor from Tiro as well as an experienced mentor at TARRC who together, will make sure you develop the knowledge, skills, and work habits you’ll need to succeed in your career.

Being an apprentice is hands-on, so you’ll get the chance to learn things you might otherwise not have experienced in a university or college environment.

The best part? You’ll be earning a salary while you gain your qualifications, meaning no huge student loans to pay back at the end of the programme!

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

When you join TARRC, the possibilities for your success are limitless. As a successful applicant, you have the potential to secure a full-time position within the company at the conclusion of your apprenticeship.
Through practical training on the job, you will acquire new skills and gain the competence and responsibility required for completing manufacturing and process operations. This apprenticeship program serves as a stepping-stone towards a rewarding career in science manufacturing, with the added opportunity for the apprentice to become a registered Science or Engineering Technician (RSci / Eng Tech).
This program unlocks a multitude of career paths, granting you access to diverse organisations across various sectors. Whether it's process operations, maintenance, quality assurance and control, or environmental risk management, the doors are wide open.
This apprenticeship can also help pave the way for further educational and professional advancement. 
Rest assured, your hard work and determination will not go unnoticed!

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

About the employer

The Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre (TARRC) is one of the world's leading and most progressive rubber research and development laboratories in the world. Rubber Consultants is the consultancy unit of TARRC, which is the UK based research and development centre of the Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) Rubber Consultants is one of the world's leading independent rubber, polymer and elastomer consulting, testing and R&D laboratories, and have been assisting companies globally since 1984 to improve their businesses by offering world-class elastomer consultancy testing and R&D services. Over the last thirty-five years, TARRC and Rubber Consultants have established a unique portfolio of in-house services available for the elastomer and polymer industries as well as suppliers to these businesses. They have a global customer base with clients from the tyre, automotive, aerospace, railway, oil & gas, medical & healthcare, pharmaceutical, packaging and the construction sectors.







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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


Greg Murray

01273 776779

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

Follow the link to complete your application through our Tiro website. Your application will then be reviewed and a member of the team will be in touch to speak with you further!

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 2024