Science manufacturing technician apprenticeship

Apply a process or processes to create products to a specification

As a science manufacturing technician apprentice, you’ll be part of the process manufacturing sector. Your science manufacturing technician apprenticeship will involve completing core training and specialising as either a biotechnology manufacturing technician, or an aseptic pharmaceuticals manufacturing technician. Biotechnology technicians create biological products like proteins and DNA, used in various industries from pharmaceuticals to biofuels. They work in labs or production areas, contributing to solutions for global issues like climate change. Aseptic pharmaceutical technicians manufacture medicines, from producing active ingredients to final formulation, often in controlled environments to prevent contamination. Both roles involve running processes, ensuring quality, and maintaining safety.

Daily tasks during a science manufacturing technician apprenticeship will include working with teams and following regulations to produce quality products efficiently. You may also interact with external parties like customers and regulators. Your responsibilities include meeting quality standards, following regulations, and considering sustainability. You may need specialised protective gear and you’ll need to be able to work independently or as part of a team, taking ownership of your work’s quality and accuracy.


 Duration: 36 months 

Relevant school subjects: Science, Maths 

Entry requirements for the science manufacturing technician apprenticeship: Varies by employer, but typically 5 GCSEs including Maths, English, and Science or equivalent. 

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels 

Potential salary upon completion: £22,000 

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