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Apprentice Maintenance Technician

Job Details

Ref No.: CPI-APR4-19 Salary: £8,500 per annum (off site salary)
Team: Science and Engineering Employment Type: Full-time - Fixed term
Location: Wilton Deadline: Monday, 22 April 2019 @ 23:59
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The Company

At CPI we work with our partners to translate inventions into products and processes that enhance health and well-being, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries.

With a deep understanding of innovation processes and funding, outstanding technical expertise and industry relevant assets, we enable products and processes to be quickly and cost-effectively brought to market. This supports the development of next-generation manufacturing, highly-skilled jobs and economic growth for the UK.

Our partners operate across many diverse markets including pharmaceuticals, speciality chemicals, food and drink, electronics and transportation.

The Role

Fixed Term for up to three years.

We are seeking to recruit a talented individual for our Asset Engineering team that prides themselves on delivering exceptional service within a fast paced environment. The Apprentice Maintenance Technician is a multi-skilled role which is expected to support all CPI Technology Assets. The apprentice will be expected to have flexibility and apply their general engineering skills across all of CPI’s engineering disciplines and technologies. Duties include:

  • Assisting with routine maintenance tasks in line with agreed schedule, recording all results in the appropriate system and reporting back on any anomalies.
  • Helping to ensure that spare parts required for the maintenance activities are controlled and ordered in a timescale appropriate to maintaining the toolset uptime. To comply with the internal and external regulatory environment such as procurement, maintaining records, traceability and confidentiality.
  • Helping ensure all relevant personnel are kept informed of progress or proposed changes on their own maintenance operations so as to minimise the impact on the processes being operated on that particular tool.
  • Identifying and understanding the requirements of internal and external customers and using creative thinking and problem solving to challenge assumptions, innovate, make new proposals and build on existing ideas.
  • Contributing to a wide variety of engineering maintenance activities.

What will this apprenticeship offer me?

We are offering the opportunity to study as a maintenance technician in Engineering whilst gaining valuable on the job experience and earning a salary. Our apprenticeship programme provides the opportunity to develop both technical and behavioural skills through formal study and a variety of on-the-job training by an experienced engineering team. It has been designed to equip you with the skills you need to tackle a variety of engineering challenges.

The Person

We are looking for a self-motivated, reliable apprentice who can organise workload to meet both departmental objectives and learning outcomes. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to manage time effectively. It is important that the successful candidates can take responsibility for personal development, demonstrating commitment to learning and self-improvement. The candidate will also have experience of IT packages, in particular Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


To be eligible for our apprenticeship programme you:

  • Must hold A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent), including English Language and Mathematics to grade 9 – 5/A*- C (or be willing to work towards).

The Benefits

At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, including: family friendly policies, flexible holidays and holiday purchasing schemes, opportunities for learning and development, generous pension plan, life assurance and accident insurance schemes.

Apply for Job

Please note we do not accept CV’s. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download) to fill in the form.

1. Your Right to Work

All applicants must have the legal right to live and work in the UK at the time of application. Presentation of appropriate original documents will be required.

Sorry, but without Proof of the Right to Work in the UK we will not be able to consider your application any further.

2. Download Application Form

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You must complete the application form using Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download).

3. Submit Application Form

Restrictions to your right to work in the UK may affect the progress of your application.

Unfortunately if you require a certificate of sponsorship this is something CPI do not offer and we will not be able to proceed with your application.

If your documentation which grants you right to work in the UK has an expiry date, the end date must exceed the fixed term end date for this post.