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Paint Development Quality Control Technician Degree Apprentice (Level 6)

Tiro Training Ltd
HU2 0HN, Kingston upon Hull
Starting salary of between £20,000 and £22,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Closing date
16 Sep 2023

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Science / Research
FMCG & Manufacturing, Technology
Role Type
Start Date
24 months+

Job Details

Are you looking to upskill your career with a degree apprenticeship? We have an exciting opportunity for our next fearless apprentice, within Chemical Manufacturing/ Manufacturing, partnered with our ambitious employer Teal & Mackrill. 

Teal & Mackill are an independent, family-owned, coatings manufacturer first established in 1908. Today, they are famous for their high-quality specialist, marine, agricultural and floor paints. Their strong brands including Coo-Var and Teamac are supplied throughout Europe. 

Their brands:

  • Coo-Var - specialist functional coatings covering Floor Sport & Line Marking, Safety & Security, Hammercote & Products for Metal, Specialist Paints, Specialist Primers and Varnishes & Oils.
  • Teamac Marine is one of the leading British brands of marine paints and coatings. The range of products include Marine grade Varnishes, Topcoats, Undercoats, Primers, Antifouling, Bilge paint and other specialist marine coatings.
  • Teamac Agricultural- These coatings are suitable for agricultural buildings and plant such as stables, barns, outbuildings, machinery and also chlorinated rubber products for swimming pools, tanks, and parlours.

This is a truly UNIQUE opportunity, and we are looking for a fearless apprentice to join this ambitious business, who isn’t afraid to be hands-on and has a desire to contribute to their long-term goals during this EXCITING time of growth and development. 

You’ll have the fantastic opportunity to join the development and quality department – research and development will play a key part of what you do, however, the end goal is for you to become a master across all functions within the department! 

This position is based at their manufacturing facility in Hull – great transport links, and a cycle to work scheme you can really make the most of. 


The Package

At Tiro, we make great things happen for people. And that starts with you. In this role you’ll receive:

  • Starting salary of between £20,000 and £22,000 per annum (depending on experience).
  • 24 days holiday allowance, excluding bank holidays.
  • Core workings hours are Mon to Thurs – 8:00 to 16:45 - Friday 8:00 to 14:30.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Access to Pay Care scheme.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Regular training and CPD opportunities.


What will I be doing as an Apprentice?

As a Technician Apprentice with Teal & Mackrill, you will have the opportunity to play a vital part within the teams manufacturing department. It’s a small department, so you will have an opportunity to experience every area of development, including Research and Development, but also Quality Control and small works. 

You’ll have the opportunity to be involved in the process from start right through to the launch of finished products, whilst ensuring all products meet the necessary regulatory requirements. 

You’ll be working as part of a close-knit team, supported, and guided by a team of experts, each with diverse backgrounds and experiences you can learn from. It’s an amazing opportunity to get stuck in and no day will be the same!

Being an apprentice is hands-on, so you’ll get the chance to learn things you might otherwise not have experienced in a university environment, and you’ll develop your career within the paint and coating manufacturing sector. 

Our goal is to work with you, so that you can be a master of all areas within the department!  

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Quality control support including product testing.
  • Assisting in small works production which will include processing of 5-50 litre batches of paint.
  • Assisting with new product development including the investigation of new processes and raw materials.
  • Assisting with customer complaint investigation including root cause analysis of coating failures.
  • Liaising with and supporting internal and external sales teams.
  • Working within both Technical Service and Technical Development departments to understand customer needs and develop new formulations.


What could the future look like?

There’s no limit to what you can achieve if you work for Teal & Mackrill. Their team and business is growing, and they are looking for someone who wants to play a key part in that long term.

Through ‘on-the-job’ training you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills to provide competency and responsibility in carrying out testing and product development and to help develop your career. 

There are opportunities to further develop and progress within the business after completion of the apprenticeship and you could build your career successfully through continued personal development.

Hard work and determination will be recognised!


About you

At Tiro, our vision is to deliver transformational learning, developing apprentices into obsessive science and technology professionals and leaders, who succeed and thrive in industry.

With that in mind we are looking for curious, inquiring learners, determined to continually develop core and technical skills and knowledge in their field.

Our Apprentices are independent and motivated workers; they have a growth mind-set and a self-reflective approach to learning.
You’ll be fearless, ambitious, and hungry for progression onto higher levels of learning.

Since this opportunity is working within the paints and coatings industry, you should have an interest in this sector, to want drive forward your career. 

You will be working as part of a small team, so being a team player is vital. 

You’ll have an enthusiasm for science and problem solving, be able to follow procedures and also have an inquisitive nature enabling you to question the status quo.


What is a degree apprenticeship?

Our degree apprenticeship programs are designed to provide fearless scientists in the making with a head start in their chosen career. Giving you the best of both worlds, you’ll receive a recognised and accredited degree whilst obtaining hands on practical experience.

Why Tiro?

At Tiro, we’ve partnered with Middlesex University to offer a variety of degree apprenticeship programs in the field of science including Applied Bioscience, Applied Chemical Science, and Applied Materials Science. Our programs are designed to give you the best of both worlds: academic learning and practical training that will set you up for success in your chosen career path.

Our programs are designed to offer an alternative to graduate schemes, providing opportunities for ambitious and driven individuals with exceptional talent in STEM to progress their careers while also earning a salary.

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 48 months, you will develop your knowledge and skills in your chosen field to become a leader pushing development, knowledge generation and innovation. You will be provided with 6 hours per week by your employer to conduct learning and training during working hours. This can include theory training (for example, virtual lessons & online learning), alongside practical training (for example shadowing, mentoring, & time spent writing assignments. You’ll be trained by a team of expert tutors from Tiro as well as an experienced workplace mentor at Teal & Mackrill who, together, will make sure you develop the knowledge, skills, and work habits you’ll need to succeed in your career. 


Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to earn a degree, gain work experience, and set yourself up for a bright future.

Read the full vacancy description, entry requirements and apply today on our website! 


Tiro is a leading training provider for science and technology apprenticeships.

We’ve been helping hungry apprentices to join ambitious businesses since 2005.

At Tiro, we really believe that great apprenticeships help everyone. An apprentice can re-energise their employer’s business by injecting new blood. That’s why we only work with the very best candidates.

We’re picky about the employers we’ll work with too. They have to be prepared to nurture every apprentice. That way, everyone benefits.


How does it work?

As an apprentice, you’ll work for an employer while pursuing a nationally recognised learning programme.

You’ll spend most of your working time learning the ropes in a hands-on role, with the help of colleagues and mentors. You’ll also spend a fifth of your time focused on the formal learning elements.

By the end of the programme, you’ll have developed the knowledge, skills, and behaviours you’ll need in your chosen field.

Who will support me?

Your expert Tiro tutor will lead you through the learning programme, which combines academic, practical, and technical training. This integrated learning allows you to put theory into practice, both on and off the job.

You’ll have a combination of live online training, progress reviews every ten weeks, and additional regular catch-ups. Face-to-face meetings are usually held at your workplace, with video calls in between.

Your ‘on the job’ training will be overseen by a mentor, who will make sure you are supported and developed at work.

How long will I be an apprentice?

Your apprenticeship will last between one and four years, depending on the programme.

As with most jobs, this will be subject to a probationary period where you’ll need to meet certain standards of performance, professionalism, and punctuality.

Some apprentices go on to a higher-level apprenticeship programme once they’ve qualified, so you could potentially be an apprentice for several years.

Interested in finding out more? Head over to our career page

Take your next step today!


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