Are you someone who enjoys solving problems? Do you want to help shape the direction of Scotland’s economic future? Study for an apprenticeship in process manufacturing and be part of an industry that welcomes practical solutions and technically-minded people.
The apprenticeship is tailored to individuals who want to develop specialist skills. Learn how to handle materials like polypropylene and polyethene. Increase your knowledge of safe disposal techniques and make sure you are working in a safe environment. Learn how to transform raw materials like fluoride into useful products such as toothpaste.
Scotland’s process manufacturing sector has a variety of jobs to choose from. Work as a maintenance technician and keep engineering assets in good condition. Become a refinery operative and test products to ensure they meet safety standards. Work as a process operator and monitor the production targets of different departments.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship in process manufacturing at SCQF Level 6 or 7.
Your qualification includes:
Processing Industries Operations – Controlling Process Operations at SCQF Level 6
Downstream Control Room Operations at SCQF Level 6
Process Engineering Maintenance (Mechanical) at SCQF Level 7
Process Engineering Maintenance (Electrical) at SCQF Level 7
Process Engineering Maintenance (Instrument and Control) at SCQF Level 7
Downstream Field Operations at SCQF Level 7
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
Monitor and maintain a safe working environment
Conduct a health and safety risk assessment of a workplace
Develop and sustain productive working relationships with colleagues
Organise and carry out the maintenance of process equipment
Monitor and maintain the quality of treatment processes
Monitor and maintain treatment processing at optimum performance
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as supply chain and customer service.
There are many pathways to choose from after finishing this Modern Apprenticeship. Choose to carry on your studies with a technical apprenticeship in process manufacturing or go into full-time work.
Further education: Continue to improve your technical skills by studying for a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. Your experience will support your university application.
Straight to work: Utilise your qualifications to find a job in the process manufacturing industry. After completing the apprenticeship, you could move onto jobs like:
There are no specific requirements for this apprenticeship.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Modern Apprenticeship will take between 12 and 24 months to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.