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Quality Control Apprentice – Berwin Polymer Processing Group

Main Description

To ensure the quality of our rubber is fit for purpose and meets all specifications / customer requirements.

In this role, you should have a keen eye for detail and excellent communication skills. You will work alongside a team of other testers in a busy factory work environment.

Ultimately, you are the final check before material is released to our customers.

Qualification requirements

Minimum 5 GCSE’s including Maths and Science at grade C / 4 or above



Holiday Entitlement

26 days plus bank holidays


Dukinfield SK16 4UJ

Working hours

07:00 – 16:00

Inc. 45-minute paid break


2 years

Start Date

June 2024

Interview dates

June 2024

Closing date for application

31st May 2024

To apply

To apply, fill in your information in the online form below. If you are having difficulty in completing this, please contact recruitment on [email protected] for assistance.



         Conduct tests on a number of different pieces of laboratory equipment in real time e.g Rheometer (Viscosity and cure characteristics), Specific Gravity, hardness etc.

         Weigh chemicals and convert intermediate products to finished compound for testing.

         Report failures and problems to management, pause the manufacturing line if you identify a problem.

         Create detailed laboratory reports.

         Record keeping.

         Understand statistical analysis to spot trends.

         Help troubleshoot issues.

         Release material for dispatch.

         Work towards a recognised Qualification


BERWIN Group Ltd is dedicated to technological leadership in the development and production of high quality rubber compounds. Our approach involves integration of materials, recipe, mixing, customer specifications and customer processes to arrive at high quality solutions at the best cost.

Founded in 1953, BERWIN Group Ltd’s largest market sector is the automotive industry where they supply compounds for the following applications: Door Seals & Weather Strip, Hoses, Gaiters, Engine Seals. The compounds are produced on highly automated and fully process-controlled mixing lines, based on the latest technology.


Skills required

         Good communication skills

         Basic Microsoft Office knowledge.

Personal qualities

         Strong team worker with high levels of independence

         Good use of initiative

         Good time management and ability to meet deadlines

         Excellent communication skills


Apprenticeship Standard: Level 3 Lab Technician

Training Provider: Cogent Skills

Delivery model: Blended- the course is taught mainly online and there is a one 3-day residential.


Role available at the end of apprenticeship.

Opportunity to progress in the organisation.

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Location: Dukinfield
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Salary: £20,000
Closing Date: 31st May 2024
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