Process Control Engineering Apprentice

Location: Dudley, Northumberland, UKDepartment: Manufacturing and SupplyReference: VN202
Science Industry
Process Control Engineering Apprentice – Level 3
Summary of the Apprenticeship role

Our maintenance and engineering teams at Sterling are responsible for maintaining and improving our plant, equipment, services and utilities, which enables us to deliver manufacturing at every scale from discovery to commercial manufacturing of pharmaceutical products. The team have recently built a Combined Heating Plant on site as we work towards being carbon neutral, as well as maintaining and improving our on-site Bioplant, which treats all of our waste water.

As a Process Control Engineering Apprentice, you will be enrolled on the Level 3 Science Industry Maintenance Technician apprenticeship standard. Sterling have worked closely with other pharmaceutical companies to ensure our technicians and engineers of the future have the right skills for our industry.

In the first year, you will complete a block release with our local training provider, where you will learn fundamental hands on skills through your completion of a Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations.

In your first and second year, you will study a BTEC in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, and in the third and fourth year, you will complete an HNC in Instrumentation and Control Engineering.

At work, you will undertake a Level 3 NVQ in Engineering Maintenance to build your competence in the role.

You will also complete an end point assessment in the last year of your apprenticeship to prove you are competent in the required knowledge, skills and behaviour for the role.

On the 48-month program you will typically attend the training providers facility as well as working on site where you will have the opportunity to develop engineering skills and learn from our team of experts within a hands-on real environment. You will be appointed a mentor within your team to support you on your apprenticeship whilst delivering much needed pharmaceutical medicines to our customers.

There will be an expectation that on completion of the 48-month apprenticeship program you will continue onto the degree level apprenticeship with the aim of becoming a fully qualified Process Control Engineer.

This is a great opportunity to come and join the Sterling team, as we significantly grow the business where you will gain the knowledge, skills and experience to be competent in a range of maintenance activities and to carry out necessary work on plant, equipment, services and utilities employed in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products.

Requirements for the role
  • Must have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades 4-9 in Maths, English and Science or equivalent.
  • Must be prepared to follow a course of study to gain a formal qualification.
  • Must have a good level of Health and Safety awareness.
  • Be competent with IT systems including MS Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
  • Be proactive in finding solutions to problems.
  • Be able to identify areas for improving your work environment.
  • Able to work individually as well as part of a team.
  • Takes responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work.
How you will be rewarded

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including bonus, pension scheme, private healthcare, Perkbox, cycle to work scheme, death in service coverage, on-site health and wellbeing support including medical consultations and physiotherapy, 24/7 employee assistance programme, employee referral scheme, sports and social club as well as an opportunity for training and further career development.

Why consider Sterling?

Sterling Pharma Solutions is a global contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) with more than 50 years’ experience in developing and manufacturing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).  This is complemented by Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) research and development bioconjugation services.

We are a fast growing, dynamic business with facilities in the UK and the US, where we employ more than 800 talented and passionate people who support our customers in bringing new medicines to market, improving and saving the lives of patients.

Our culture and our way of working is what really sets us apart as a business; we aim to deliver an exceptional experience to our customers and our employees.  You can expect to be part of a supportive team, all working towards a shared goal: to deliver first-class science and service to our customers every day.

Sterling is an equal opportunity employer

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Deadline for applications: 05 Jul 2022