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£16,500 per annum / Mon - Fri 08.30 - 16.30 / 37.5 hours
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Permanent

About The Role

Do you have an interest in how things work and solving problems? PETA Ltd are looking to source an exceptional Technical Apprentice for our client, CooperVision. As a Manufacturing Support Engineer Apprentice, you will be interested in taking things apart to find out how they work. This role will involve learning how to carry out planned, unplanned and preventative electrical and mechanical Maintenance in an industrial environment. 

Training to be provided: 

This Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship programme forms part of CooperVision’s succession planning for the future. You will be trained, supported and monitored throughout the process. 
During your apprenticeship you will be paid and day released to PETA’s Havant training centre for off the job training.  
You will learn how to work safely, work efficiently, use technical information, maintain mechanical and electrical equipment and use hand tools. 
Your Level 3 programme will include, a level 3 Engineering work-based qualification delivered by PETA, and day release for 24 months to complete a level 3 BTEC technical certificate.

Overall duration 45 months
 
About the role:
 
Joining the Coopervision team as a Manufacturing Support Engineer Apprentice, your role will be focused on supporting the manufacturing processes on site in Hamble and Chandler's Ford. As part of your programme, you will learn how to:
  • Undertake daily rounds on all of equipment on site
  • Carry out emergency repairs
  • Read and interpret technical information
  • Assess and test the performance and condition of plant and equipment
  • Become competent locating and rectifying faults on machinery
  • Communicate, handover and confirm that the repair or preventative process has been completed using our tracking system
What are the career prospects at Coopervision?

The career opportunities at Coopervision are very varied.  We have a strong track record of training and developing people to reach their full potential.  Our previous apprentices have gone onto become valuable members of our team, joining as a Manufacturing Support Engineer Apprentice there may be potential for:
  • Fulltime employment
  • Further personal development
Pay:
 
Starting salary £16,500 per annum, this will increase each year on year, for the duration of the apprenticeship.
 
Essential Skills:

To be considered for the role of Manufacturing Support Engineer Apprentice, you will have a keen eye for detail and take pride in completing work to a high quality level. You will also require the following skills and qualifications:
  • 2 GCSE's at grade C or above (or equivalents) in maths and English
  • Enthusiastic team player
  • Your motivation and drive are the assets that will be best appreciated
  • You will possess excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate with peers and management
  • A positive attitude and a willingness to learn 
Desirable Criteria:
 
  • It is likely that you will travel between Coopervision sites, you will need to have a plan to eventually travel independently
  • You will have a good level of dexterity and hand skills
  • Demonstrate a real interest in maintaining mechanical and electrical items 
  • Good hand to eye co-ordination
  • Your methodical and logical approach to problem solving will enable you to perform to make a positive contribution to all aspects of the job
  • You need to be able to learn through instruction and experience

About Us

Coopervision is one of the world's leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. We want you to join our team maintaining our production equipment and site facilities in Hamble and Chandlers Ford. We are big on belonging, because being part of something great is what makes our company the best it can be. We value diversity because you can see a whole lot more when you have different perspectives. We’re an ambitious company, to help us achieve our goals, we’ll give you all you need to achieve yours. 

Company Benefits:
 
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (3 days to be taken at Christmas)
  • Free parking on site
  • Company sick pay
  • Health cash plan - Health Shield
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Contact Lens Scheme
  • Eye Test voucher
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Cycle to Work Scheme-up to £3,000 through the government approved scheme
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Personal pension scheme
If you have the focus and ambition required to be successful as a Manufacturing Support Engineer Apprentice, APPLY NOW!

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