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Apprentice Program 2023

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United Kingdom  United Kingdom
Apprenticeship, Supply Chain/Logistics, English

Job Description:

At Dow, we believe in putting people first and we're passionate about delivering integrity, respect and safety to our customers, our employees and the planet.

Our people are at the heart of our solutions. They reflect the communities we live in and the world where we do business. Their diversity is our strength. We're a community of relentless problem solvers that offers the daily opportunity to contribute with your perspective, transform industries and shape the future. Our purpose is simple - to deliver a sustainable future for the world through science and collaboration. If you're looking for a challenge and meaningful role, you're in the right place.
What materials will tomorrow be made of? The materials of the future are just one insight away. Through our apprenticeship programs, we will help you unlock your full career potential, gain extensive knowledge in the field of chemical manufacturing processes, and pursue innovation that makes a profound impact on social and global challenges.

Want to learn what apprenticeship program suits you best? Think about what interests you have and how you can make the difference at Dow. Your journey at Dow is about to start!

Can you see yourself as an Apprentice?

We are excited to be able to offer a range of apprenticeships in the following areas

We are looking for apprentices in the following areas:
* Process Operator
* Laboratory Technician
* Electrical/ Instrument Technician
* Mechanical Technician
* Maintenance Planner
* Safety Technician

Process Operator
As a process Operator Apprentice you will work alongside highly skilled and experienced Process Operators and be part of a team at the Dow site that Operates the Production units. The production units range from batch processes to high complex continuous process units. Process Operators carry out field checks on process equipment. Monitors process conditions, key performance metrics, equipment and control systems and makes appropriate decisions to maintain and/or achieve desired rates and conditions aligned with Plant/Site/Business goals.

Laboratory Apprentice
As a process Laboratory Apprentice you will work alongside highly skilled and experienced Analytical Technicians and be part of a team at the Dow site that supports manufacturing operations by conducting laboratory analyses and evaluating results, as needed, which provides critical data. The role includes training to perform routine analyses under the direction of senior team member until proficiency is demonstrated. Performing basic preventative maintenance of analytical systems. Providing evaluation of validity of data for routine analyses and takes appropriate action. Monitoring of analytical systems and escalating problems as appropriate.

Electrical or Instrumentation
As an Electrical or Instrumentation Technician Apprentice, you will maintain Electrical and Instrumentation systems along with the components that make up the different plants on site. You will work alongside an experienced technician who will supervise all work carried out. Electrical jobs mainly consist of working with motors, fuses, trace heating panels, distribution boards, earthing, making off cables, diagnosing and fixing electrical faults.

As a Mechanical Maintenance Technician Apprentice, you are an integral part of the DOW site. Equipment such as pumps, motors, gearboxes and pipework need daily attention. It will be your responsibility to maintain, repair or replace them with a very hands-on approach using specified tools. PPE is extremely crucial for personal safety, chemical suits are often worn for jobs that involve working with certain substances. You will fill out reports and job feedback sheets at the end of the day to inform colleagues and handover any problems encountered along the way.

Maintenance Planner
To carry out maintenance within our manufacturing areas, activities need to be planned and scheduled to ensure the task is carried out safely, on time and ensure minimum disruption to production. As a maintenance planner, you will work within a team of experienced maintenance planners and schedulers providing details plans to execute work efficiently. Scopes of work are recorded in our database including parts and tools required along with the number of maintenance technicians required and other support services.

Safety Technician
The Prime Responsibility of the ES&S Technician is to safely and efficiently identify, intervene, and correct any condition that may have a negative impact on People, Environment, Asset and Reputation. This is achieved by effectively and efficiently carry out the role of Emergency Response Team Leader, ensure all Emergency Response vehicles and equipment are maintained in good working order and ready for immediate use, provide assistance for dealing with fires, spills, emissions and other incidents where necessary, ensure effective and routine completion of site wide security patrols, minimum of one per shift, and development of Security alerts to site personnel.

The Instrumentation jobs mainly consist of working with pressures, temperatures, and flow & level instruments
Calibrations are carried out to check the instruments are running accurately and efficiently. These instruments may become faulty, requiring some fault finding and then removal and installation of new equipment.

Why this program is for you:
* You have a keen interest in maintenance, technology and engineering.
* You see yourself Operating processes, Laboratory testing, building, testing and installing equipment that process chemical substances into industrial or consumer products.
* You love to provide support and respond to issues by collaborating with your colleagues
* You are motivated to learn more about environmental regulations and requirements
* You have a 5 GCSE's at grade C/ Level 4 or above (Inc. Maths, English and a science)
* Aged 16+
* For CV's to be considered, must have the qualification with grades, Year of Birth and current location.
* You are allowed to work in the United Kingdom
* You can speak and write in English fluently
Why Dow?
* Competitive salary
* An international and diverse team that loves to collaborate to serve customers' needs throughout Europe and Asia
* On-and-off-job training programs to build the fundamentals for your future career
* Exposure to the most advanced manufacturing processes in the world
* Have the office at one of Dow's largest manufacturing sites worldwide
Where you'll be:
Between Dow's Barry site (UK) and Partnering College

Apprenticeship duration:
Programs vary between 3 and 4 year depending on which apprenticeship you are on.

Application Information:
- Deadline for applying 28th February 2023
- Candidates should include a 1st and 2nd choice of preferred area of work in their application.
After we have received your application, take into account that it will take a few weeks to go through every letter and CV received. If we want to learn more about your background and skills, we will be in touch with you.
Regardless of the outcome, you will receive feedback.
- First round of interviews:
- Second round of interviews (+ test):

Apprentice Information:
- Salary: Approximately £15,744.00 per annum. (Increases each year)
- Start of Apprentice: September 2022

About Dow
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth; asset integration and scale; focused innovation and materials science expertise; leading business positions; and environmental, social and governance leadership to achieve profitable growth and help deliver a sustainable future. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated, science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications. Dow operates manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 37,800 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $57 billion in 2022. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on

Source: Company website
Posted on: 03 Dec 2023
Type of job: Apprenticeship
Industry: Chemicals
Languages: English
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