“I’ve always liked the idea of seeing something through, seeing things from the beginning and understanding how it all starts and works.”

When he was 14, Joe met a civil engineer at a school careers fair. Hearing first-hand what working in engineering was like fired his interest and led him to an apprenticeship with one of the UK’s most cutting-edge organisations.

Joe works in CPI’s biotechnology plant in Wilton, running biological processes which help turn ground-breaking ideas into commercially viable businesses. Day-to-day, Joe takes samples, conducts analyses and runs plant machinery to carry out fermentations.

“The best thing about my job is that we work with really different processes all the time. One project we were doing was developing drugs for heart disease, the next was a synthetic replacement for animal feed. It’s dead interesting!”

For Joe, being a technician means being analytical and thinking fast on your feet. “We need to be able to recognise if something isn’t working properly or needs changing. If people think that it’s an easy job, they should come try it!”

To find out more about technician careers with CPI, click here.

Joe - Career Pathway

  • 2015
    Left school with 11 GCSEs
  • 2015
    Began a Level 3 City & Guilds certificate in Process Technology at TTE, and shortly after was accepted onto a Process Technician apprenticeship with CPI
  • 2016
    Began working onsite at CPI
  • 2017
    Began a Level 4 HNC in Chemical Engineering at Redcar College

Stats - Process Technician


Average Salary

Annual:
£30,680
Weekly:
£590

Employment Statuses


Full Time Employed: 34,360
Part Time Employed: 6,902
Self Employed: 1,725
Total Employed: 42,987

Gender Split


Male: 36,734
Female: 6,254

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Science, engineering and production technicians n.e.c.

Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of technical support functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 311: Science, Engineering and Production Technicians.


Vacancies


Process Technician

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Process Technician

Nuffield Health,


Process Technician

Nuffield Health,


Process Technician

Nuffield Health,


Process Technician

Nuffield Health,


Bank process technician

Nuffield Health,


Process technician (health and safety)

Thames Water Utilities Limited,


Process & Material Technician

Talk Staff Group Ltd,


Injection Moulding Process Setter/Technician

Manpower UK,


Injection Moulding Process Setter/Technician

Manpower UK,


Research Technician - Explosives Processing

Cranfield University,


Machine Operative

Meridian Business Support,


Machine Operator

Meridian Business Support,


Technician (Sterile Services)

Synergy Health (A Subsidiary of STERIS Corporation),


Technician (Sterile Services)

Synergy Health (A Subsidiary of STERIS Corporation),


Technician (Sterile Services)

Synergy Health (A Subsidiary of STERIS Corporation),


Technician (Sterile Services)

Synergy Health (A Subsidiary of STERIS Corporation),


Technician (Sterile Services) - Zero Hours

Synergy Health (A Subsidiary of STERIS Corporation),


Production Technician

Bio Products Laboratory Limited,


Research and Development Scientist

SRG,


Senior Lead Process Operator (Biodiesel & AD)

Web Recruit Ltd,


Maintenance Technician - Electrically Biased

Meridian Business Support,


Machine Setter

Luton Bennett,


Site maintenance operative

Thames Water Utilities Limited,


Site maintenance operative

Thames Water Utilities Limited,


Helpdesk Administrator

Hays Specialist Recruitment,


Maintenance operative

Thames Water Utilities Limited,


Maintenance Technician (Machine Setter)

Luton Bennett,


Site maintenance operative

Thames Water Utilities Limited,


Process Chemist / Production Chemist

SRG,


Production Technician / Production operator / (2 days, 2 nights 4 off)

ROS International,


Maintenance Technician

ep professional Techincal,


R&D Director - Food

Coburg Banks,


Shift Technical Assistant

Ethero,


Warranty Specialist/ Warranty Administrator 6 month FTC

Travail Employment Group,


Service Engineer - Combustion/Flares - Home Based

Mana Resourcing,


Service Engineer - Combustion/Flares - Home Based

Mana Resourcing,


International Commissioning Engineer - Oil & Gas

Mana Resourcing,


Service Engineer - Oil & Gas Drilling

Mana Resourcing,


Principal Civil and Structural Engineer

Experis ,


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