Process Operator Apprentice

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Number of vacancies:

Company name:
Langage AD

Company location:
Higher Chalonsleigh, Langage Farm, Plymouth, PL7 5AY

Salary per week:

09:00 - 17:30 Days to be confirmed, 40 hours per week


To work with a small team and later individually to ensure the correct operation and maintenance of equipment and machinery is carried out. This vacancy is being managed by City College Plymouth.

The aim of the facility is to produce electricity from waste organic matter. The organic material is from waste food delivered to us from curbside collected waste and commercial waste (pubs, schools, hospitals etc.). As such the working environment is dirty and often odorous. To be able to produce the electricity from this material takes a large amount of complicated machinery which is very mechanical in its operation but all electrically controlled and driven.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Operate, maintain and fix the equipment
  • Assist each member of the team in carrying out their varied duties
  • Work towards being able to carry out the mechanical, electrical and operating tasks unsupervised
  • Regular College attendance alongside working hours


All training to be provided by City College Plymouth in collaboration with the company themselves throughout the duration of the apprenticeship. Your apprenticeship may consist of the following components;

  • NVQ Diploma in Engineering
  • Technical Cert
  • Functional Skills maths and English
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

All components will be agreed upon before the start of the apprenticeship.

Qualities and skills:

Desired skills

Ability to recognise tools and ideally have some skills in mechanical or electrical engineering.

Personal qualities

Punctuality is very important and the candidate must be able to arrive to work on time. The roll is also physically demanding so being fit would help.

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grades C/4 or above preferred but not essential for the right candidate.



As the business is increasing in size there would be a full position at the end of the apprenticeship or even before if the candidate proves capable. They would however be able to take up any roll in maintenance and operations after working at this site.

Other info:

The position is working with waste food so it will be odorous.