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Manufacturing Technician Apprentice

Tiro Training Ltd
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Up to £19,000 per year, depending on age and experience
Closing date
19 Dec 2023

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FMCG & Manufacturing
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
Start Date
18-24 months

Job Details

The Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre (TARRC) is one of the world's leading and most progressive rubber research and development laboratories in the world. Rubber Consultants is the consultancy unit of TARRC, which is the UK based research and development centre of the Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB)

Rubber Consultants is one of the world's leading independent rubber, polymer and elastomer consulting, testing and R&D laboratories, and have been assisting companies globally since 1984 to improve their businesses by offering world-class elastomer consultancy testing and R&D services.

Over the last thirty-five years, TARRC and Rubber Consultants have established a unique portfolio of in-house services available for the elastomer and polymer industries as well as suppliers to these businesses. They have a global customer base with clients from the tyre, automotive, aerospace, railway, oil & gas, medical & healthcare, pharmaceutical, packaging and the construction sectors.

TARRC are now offering the exciting opportunity for an apprenticeship in their manufacturing and maintenance team. 

Responsibilities may include: 

  • Preparation of polymers, additives and oils for compounding and mixing
  • Mixing and finalising rubber compounds
  • Testing of polymers and compounds for processing characteristics
  • Processing of vulcanised test samples using correct moulds
  • Stock Control
  • To assist in the maintenance of mill room equipment and report any item of equipment that is not operating either in a correct or safe manner.
  • To ensure that calibration schedules on key test equipment are current.


  • Undertaking duties related planned maintenance schedules of processing equipment
  • Assisting with the manufacture of rubber compounds and products as required
  • Assisting with the repair of processing and test equipment
  • Installation or modification of various types of pipework used to carry steam, water, hydraulic oil or compressed air


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!


Company info
01273 776779
Suite 14D
Faraday Wharf
Holt Street
East Midlands
B7 4BB
United Kingdom

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