Technical Engineer Apprentice


Apprenticeship summary:

CooperVision are looking to source exceptional Technical Engineer Apprentices to join their team in Hamble.

If you want to develop a career in engineering and are interested in maintenance, this apprenticeship could be ideal for you!

If you are interested in taking things apart to find out how they work and are methodical, this is the role for you.  As a Technical Engineer Apprentice, you will be:

  • Assisting to conduct daily rounds and record status information on complex plant equipment.
  • Assisting to carry out emergency repairs on facilities support services and building infrastructure.
  • Assisting to carry out preventative maintenance, diagnostics, and repairs on complex plant equipment.
  • Work in a GMP environment
  • Maintaining a safe working environment in accordance with health and safety procedures


We are looking for Technical Engineer Apprentices to join our 5-year Apprenticeship programme. As part of this programme the successful candidate will have the chance to gain experience and a general understanding of engineering principles in Central Engineering and Facilities department within UK Manufacturing. The key objectives of this apprenticeship are to develop technical engineering knowledge, skills and competence through gaining formal Engineering qualifications at a local training provider.

Other information

CooperVision employees pride themselves on being proactive, innovative, flexible and friendly. That’s a strong reflection of our corporate culture—and part of the reason CooperVision may be a great workplace for you.

We’re big on belonging. Because being part of something great is what makes our company the best it can be. And we value diversity, because you can see a whole lot more when you have different perspectives.

We’re an ambitious company. And to help us achieve our goals, we’ll give you all you need to achieve yours.


  • Good attention to detail and take pride in completing repairs to a high level of quality.
  • Enthusiastic team player.
  • It is likely that travel between CooperVision sites will be needed and as such a full driving license and own transportation is desirable.
Personal qualities
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A positive attitude and a willingness to learn.
Qualifications required

To be eligible for our Apprentice Programme you will need to have 5 GCSE’s at grade A-C in English and Maths and ideally one year of further study in an Engineering/ Scientific discipline.



Future prospects

Further progression for the right candidate

Training to be provided

This position is offered as an apprenticeship and you will be completing a Level 3 Engineering qualification. You will be employed directly by CooperVision but be support every step of the way by PETA.

Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship you will be required to attend PETA’s Havant training center for off-the-job training.  The majority of skills development training in years 2, 3 and 4 will be completed at your place of work.

You will be employed whilst you are completing your apprenticeship this will include 12 months of day release training at PETA Ltd where you will complete your Level 2 (Foundation Competence) qualification. This will include:

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Maintaining electrical equipment/systems

You will then pass through the foundation Gateway and progress onto your Level 3 development programme and complete:

Level 3 Advanced Engineering (Development Competence) delivered in the workplace by your PETA Learning & Development Coach (30 months). During this time you will be day released for 24 months to complete a Technical certificate (Level 3) as part of your advanced apprenticeship standard. This will be the Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge).

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