Science industry process/plant engineer

Science industry process/plant engineer

Process design and manufacture of chemical-, biological- or science-based technology, industrial or consumer products

As a science industry process/plant engineer apprentice, you’ll develop and manufacture products on time, at cost and to the right quality. You’ll develop knowledge of engineering principles, project management and problem solving to identify and support engineering solutions to challenging problems, as well as identify areas for business improvement and propose innovative ideas. In all contexts, working safely and ethically is paramount and many companies operate under highly regulated conditions because of the need to control the quality of products and safety of their manufacture. As a process specialist, you’ll be involved in the conception, design and operation of processes, as well as pilot plant scale-up, manufacturing and packaging operations. Plant specialists ensure the plant, equipment and manufacturing assets are monitored and optimised to support the current and future processing operation. On completion of the science industry process/plant engineer apprenticeship, you’ll achieve a degree in an engineering discipline.


Duration: 60 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements: Five GCSEs, including English, maths and a science, and relevant level 3 qualifications providing the appropriate number of UCAS points for higher education; or equivalent or experience qualifications

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 per annum

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