Science manufacturing technician

Science manufacturing technician

Operate the systems and equipment involved in the production of goods

A science manufacturing technician works in a range of companies, including chemical, primary and secondary pharmaceutical, biotechnology, formulated products and nuclear manufacturing. As an apprentice science manufacturing technician, you’ll operate the systems and equipment involved in the production of goods. You may work in varied conditions, including wearing specialist safety equipment, shift work and on sites running 365-day operations. Many companies operate under highly regulated conditions and a premium is placed on appropriate attitudes and behaviour to ensure you comply with organisational safety and regulatory requirements. You’ll need to work well in a team and communicate effectively using a range of skills.


Duration: 27 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

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

Potential salary upon completion: £19,000 per annum

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