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L3 Engineering Apprentice

Oxford Packaging Solutions (OPS) is a manufacturer of rigid plastic bottles, specialising in injection blow moulding in PET, RPET, PP and HDPE materials. We believe that plastics represent an environmentally positive future if we support and develop a sustainable philosophy.

Vacancy location Chalgrove, Oxford
Working week 40 hours
Wage £19198.40 per annum rising throughout the course

Oxford Packaging Solutions (OPS) is a manufacturer of rigid plastic bottles, specialising in injection blow moulding in PET, RPET, PP and HDPE materials. We believe that plastics represent an environmentally positive future if we support and develop a sustainable philosophy.

OPS is committed to continuous training and development of our staff. Training opportunities at all levels allows employees to move upwards and around the business.

The position is 40 hours per week with 21 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays per annum. Work schedules incorporate some shift work with a main focus on training and development.

During the first and second year, holidays must be taken outside of MTC/OAS term-time or scheduled in college holidays.

Year 1 – Full time at OAS

Year 2 –Full time at OPS with block release training at OAS

Year 3 and subsequent years - Full time at OPS with on-site support from OAS

Internal training at OPS will complement the apprenticeship and give excellent training across the Engineering, Production and Quality assurance departments. Providing general understanding of engineering theory, developing technical skills across all departments, providing the solid foundation for apprentices to advance to the L4 completion.

A Mentor is assigned to the apprentice to support as needed.

Whist rotating through the different department the line manager may change.

Key Learning

  • Mechanical and electrical principles and operations. 
  • Fault finding, machine and electrical diagnosis.
  • Tool setting and processing.
  • Project management: developing new products, processes and equipment. 
  • Good practical housekeeping at all times. 
  • Understanding and compliance with Health & Safety procedures and practices, always promoting a safe working attitude. 
  • Understanding of working in a team: flexibility and commitment.
  • Application of Engineering principles across multiple departments and businesses. 

Whist rotating through the different department the line manager may change.

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