“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: 34,313
Part Time Employed: 7,026
Self Employed: 1,725
Total Employed: 43,064

Gender Split


Male: 36,841
Female: 6,223

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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

Nuffield Health,


Process Technician

Hexagon Recruitment,


Process Technician

Nuffield Health,


Process Technician

Nuffield Health,


Process Technician

Nuffield Health,


Process Technician

ENVIROWALES LTD,


Process Technician

Nuffield Health,


Process Technician

Nuffield Health,


Process Technician

Nuffield Health,


Process technician

Thames Water Utilities Limited,


Process Technician

Omega Resource Group Ltd,


Process Technician

Omega Resource Group Ltd,


Nurseries and Seeds Processing Technician

SRG,


Process Technician Bank (Cambridge)

Nuffield Health,


Specialist process technician

Thames Water Utilities Limited,


Driver / Technician

Nuffield Health,


Experienced Ceramic Technicians

Swift Dental Laboratory Limited,


IT Processing Assistant

EOL IT Services Limited,


Injection Moulding Technician

Meridian Business Support,


Process Team Leader

Nuffield Health,


Project Engineer

Meridian Business Support,


Compliance Manager

Mitie,


Compliance Manager

Mitie,


Production Technician - Includes Shift Working

Bio Products Laboratory Limited,


Site operative

Thames Water Utilities Limited,


Laboratory Technician

Manpower UK,


Site maintenance operative

Thames Water Utilities Limited,


Lecturer - Maths (Aylesbury)

AoC Jobs,


Process Operator

Proactive Personnel,


Mobile Technician Controller

Omega Resource Group Ltd,


Mobile Technician Controller

Omega Resource Group Ltd,


Mobile Technician Controller

Omega Resource Group Ltd,


GP

NHS Jobs,


Process controller

Thames Water Utilities Limited,


Trainer/Assessor – X5

AoC Jobs,


Shift Technical Assistant

Ethero,


Workshop Equipment Technician

Air Products ,


Decontamination Technician

NHS Jobs,


Hawk T2 Mechanical Technician

Rullion,


Methods Interior- mechanicals ROS

Bombardier Transportation,


Methods Interior- mechanicals ROS

Bombardier Transportation,


Apprentice Depot Operator

HIJOBS,


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