“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

Recruit4staff (Wrexham) Ltd,


Process Technician

Recruit4staff (Wrexham) Ltd,


Process Technician

Luton Bennett,


Process Technician

Nuffield Health,


Process Technician

HIJOBS,


Process Technician - County Durham

SRG,


Robotics Process Technician (Automotive)

Meridian Business Support,


Process Technician Bank

Nuffield Health,


Chemical Laboratory & Process Technician

Ozo Innovations Limited,


Volat Process Technician

Acorn Recruitment,


BAS Process Technician

Recruit4staff (Wrexham) Ltd,


BAS Process Technician

Recruit4staff (Wrexham) Ltd,


Manufacturing Engineer

Meridian Business Support,


Injection Moulding Technician

Meridian Business Support,


Biodiesel Process Operator

Web Recruit Ltd,


Apprentice Foundry Technician

Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills ,


Apprentice Foundry Technician

Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills ,


Process Operator

Bluebolt Recruitment,


CAD Technician Job in Highbridge, Somerset

City Centre Recruitment,


Rotational Pharmacy Technician | Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hosps NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,


Rotational Pharmacy Technician

NHS Jobs,


Pharmacy Production Technician | Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts,


Apprenticeships

North East Jobs,


Lecturer - Business

AoC Jobs,


Lecturer - Plumbing (Wycombe)

AoC Jobs,


Lecturer - VFX & Animation 06

AoC Jobs,


Helpdesk Co-Ordinator

Hays Specialist Recruitment,


Senior Pharmacy Production Technician - Stock Management

NHS Jobs,


Maintenance Technician / Junior Engineer

Heads Recruitment,


Senior Pharmacy Production Technician - Stock Management | Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts,


Lead Pharmacy Technician | Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust,


Shift Technical Assistant

Ethero,


Mechanical Lab Technician - JAZAN

Interserve plc Head Office,


Experienced Structural Draughtsperson

Randstad CPE,


Process Operator (12m Fixed Term Contract)

Manpower UK,


Senior Technician - Transactional Accounting

East Midlands Shared Services,


Decontamination Technician

NHS Jobs,


Sales Advisor – Canine Hydrotherapy Solutions

Web Recruit Ltd,


Experienced Process Engineer

Kimberly Clark,


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