Manufacturing Technician Apprentice (Level 3)

Johnson Matthey

Royston, SG8 7HE

Working for Johnson Matthey
From a single office in London in 1817, Johnson Matthey has grown to a company with a global presence, becoming a leader in sustainable technologies, underpinned by science and with a reputation for world class innovation. The group is highly profitable, but it believes that performance should not be measured by profit alone – it is also about running the business in the most sustainable way.

Johnson Matthey will give you the freedom to bring your whole self to work and be part of a team where difference matters, and all voices are heard. We are a company where your contribution is appreciated, and we genuinely care for you. We will empower you to lean in and make things happen, to create solutions and value for our customers. We are united in our values and vision, we are passionate about making a difference and delivering a better tomorrow, a cleaner and healthier world, today and for future generations.

An incredible opportunity has become available for a Science Manufacturing Technician Apprentice to join our team at Platinum Group Metal Services, which is one of four business within Efficient Natural Resources sector, part of Johnson Matthey plc. With manufacturing operations in the UK, US and China, and sales to key markets across Europe, US, China and India, the business unit manages, distributes, refines and recycles precious metals and fabricates products using precious metals and related materials. The business unit also manufactures platinum group metals, minor metal compounds, organometallics and fine metal powders for high technology applications, as well as providing a range of management services for platinum group metals.
What it’s like working in this role

As a Science Manufacturing Technician apprentice, you’ll become an integral part of a well-established team. This is a dynamic and diverse role, where you’ll be working alongside the Production Lead and you’ll be responsible for operating and maintaining a chemical process plant in a safe and proper manner, to produce outputs that meet all customer and business unit specifications. This role will see you monitoring the process to enable the fulfilment of the production plan, while communicating any changes and risks to the plan to the Production Lead and production management.

In addition, you’ll be comfortable engaging with both, hands-on and admin-based tasks, as this role has elements of office-based work too.

In this role you'll receive:

• Starting salary of £15,000 per annum (raising to £18,000 after 1 year and £21,000 after 2 years)
• 38 hours per week, Monday - Friday
• 25 days annual leave
• Free canteen
• Reduced gym membership
• Bonus scheme
• Healthcare plan



We are looking for someone who is motivated and driven to learn and to progress. We are looking for someone who has strong work ethic and integrity.


It’s about enthusiasm, not school results. In our experience the most successful apprentices are those who have drive to find out more about the sector, can be up front about what they do and don’t already know, are considerate, self-reflective, and impatient to learn the job role!

Skills and characteristics

To be successful in this role, you’ll have strong communication skills, both verbal and written, strong numerical skills and attention to detail. You’ll be sensible and mature with an explicit safety awareness. You’ll collaborate efficiently with the rest of the team and you’ll be a natural problem-solver.
Even if that doesn’t sound quite like you, but you still think you could do a great job in the role, get in touch. We’re always open to wildcards. We’re looking for someone with the right attitude and aptitude to fit right in at Johnson Matthey. Someone who’s genuinely curious about the worlds of science and technology. You’ll give the role your all and will fundamentally be hungry to learn and most importantly willing to take the first step into a life changing career.


So how does the apprenticeship work?

At Tiro we’re obsessed with changing lives through science and technology apprenticeships so we can’t wait to have you on board.

Over 21 months, you’ll devote 20% of your time to working towards a Level 3 Science Manufacturing Technician apprenticeship. You’ll be trained by an expert tutor from Tiro, who’ll make sure you develop the knowledge, skills, and work habits you’ll need to succeed in your apprenticeship. In the workplace, you’ll have a mentor who will support and guide you in your work-based learning.

Being an apprentice is hands-on, so you’ll get the chance to learn things you might otherwise not have experienced in a University or College environment.

Johnson Matthey is a well-established and reputable company that values its employees. As a company with a family approach, we like to invest in our team members progress and development. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, we offer nice and steady progression that could open your doors to more senior role or one that would allow you to explore other parts of the business.

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Role overview

Wage: Starting salary of £15,000 per annum (raising to £18,000 after 1 year and £21,00 after 2 years)

Hours per week: 38 hours per week, Monday - Friday (8am-4pm or 6am-2pm)

Length: 21 months

Required: Passion for all things science

City: Royston, SG8 7HE

Additional benefits: • 25 days annual leave • Free canteen • Reduced gym membership • Bonus scheme