“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


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.

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Process Technician

Recruit4staff (Wrexham) Ltd,

Process Technician

Luton Bennett,

Process Technician

Muller Wiseman Dairies,

Process technician

Thames Water Utilities Limited,

Process technician

Thames Water Utilities Limited,

Process technician

Thames Water Utilities Limited,

Process Technician

Nuffield Health,

Process Technician

Nuffield Health,

Process Technician

Nuffield Health,

Production Process Technician

Hales Group Ltd,

Warehouse Processing Technician

Red Recruit Ltd,

Injection Moulding Process Technician

Proactive Personnel,

Process control technician

Thames Water Utilities Limited,

Chemical Manufacturing Operator - Norfolk

Bluebolt Recruitment,

Production Technician

Bio Products Laboratory Limited,

Process Operator

Magna Specialist Confectioners,

Lecturer - Plumbing

AoC Jobs,

Lecturer - English (GCSE/Functional Skills) - Fixed Term Mat Cover

AoC Jobs,

Manufacturing Technician

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Pharmacy Production Technician | Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts,

Electricians, Various Grades, Kirkton Service Centre, (404.40)

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THP technician

Thames Water Utilities Limited,

Site maintenance operative

Thames Water Utilities Limited,

Property Technician

Hays Specialist Recruitment,

Quality Technician

TalentSpa Limited,

Quality Auditor

Jonathan Lee Recruitment,

SRAM Technical Centre Team Administrator


Mechanical Lab Technician - JAZAN

Interserve plc Head Office,

Pharmacy Technician - Preparative Services | Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

Pharmacy Technician - Preparative Services

NHS Jobs,

Maintenance Engineer - Maintenance Engineer

Luton Bennett,

THP performance manager

Thames Water Utilities Limited,

Principal CS&A Engineer

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Powders Group Technical Manager

Focused Recruitment,

CAD Technician

SCS Group,

Production Manager / Asset Manager

Kimberly Clark,

Laboratory Technician

Durham High School for Girls,

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