Manufacturing Support Engineer Apprentice COOPERVISION MANUFACTURING LIMITED

Do you have an interest in how things work and solving problems? PETA Ltd are looking to source an exceptional Technical Apprentice for our client, CooperVision. This role will involve learning how to carry out planned, unplanned and preventative electrical and mechanical maintenance in an industrial environment.

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

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    45 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

Joining the Coopervision team as a Manufacturing Support Engineer Apprentice, your role will be focused on supporting the manufacturing processes on site in Hamble and Chandler's Ford. As part of your programme, you will learn how to:

  • Undertake daily rounds on all of equipment on site
  • Carry out emergency repairs
  • Read and interpret technical information
  • Assess and test the performance and condition of plant and equipment
  • Become competent locating and rectifying faults on machinery
  • Communicate, handover and confirm that the repair or preventative process has been completed using our tracking system

The training you will be getting

This Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship programme forms part of CooperVision’s succession planning for the future. You will be trained, supported and monitored throughout the process.

During your apprenticeship you will be paid and day released to PETA’s Havant training centre for off the job training.

You will learn how to work safely, work efficiently, use technical information, maintain mechanical and electrical equipment and use hand tools.

Your Level 3 programme will include, a level 3 Engineering work-based qualification delivered by PETA, and day release for 24 months to complete a level 3 BTEC technical certificate.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The career opportunities at Coopervision are very varied. We have a strong track record of training and developing people to reach their full potential. Our previous apprentices have gone onto become valuable members of our team, joining as a Manufacturing Support Engineer Apprentice there may be potential for:

  • Full time employment
  • Further personal development

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Problem solving skills, Keen eye for detail, Pride in your work, High quality output, Enthusiastic team player, Motivation and drive, Good manual dexterity, Good hand skills, Interest in maintenance, Good hand to eye co-ordination, Methodical and logical, Learn through instruction, Excellent communication skills, Willing to learn, Positive attitude


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

Things to consider

Company Benefits: 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (3 days to be taken at Christmas). Free parking on site. Company sick pay. Health cash plan - Health Shield. Employee Assistance Programme. Contact lens scheme. Eye test voucher. Discounted Gym Membership. Cycle to work scheme-up to £3,000 through the government approved scheme. Employee stock purchase plan. Personal pension scheme.

About the employer

Coopervision is one of the world's leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. We want you to join our team maintaining our production equipment and site facilities in Hamble and Chandlers Ford. We are big on belonging, because being part of something great is what makes our company the best it can be. We value diversity because you can see a whole lot more when you have different perspectives. We’re an ambitious company, to help us achieve our goals, we’ll give you all you need to achieve yours.




38 Ensign Way



SO31 4RF

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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

Maintenance and operations engineering 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: 31 Aug 2024