Polymer Processing IPC Mouldings

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    IPC Mouldings

  • Apprenticeship Type

    Polymer Processing > Level 2&3

  • Positions


  • Location

    19Y Kilroot Park, Carrickfergus, BT38 7PR

  • Salary


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Job Description

Injection Moulding Apprentice, we are looking for an apprentice who is keen, and committed to join our Injection Moulding department.  Reporting to the Lead Moulding Engineer the post holder will undertake training internally and at external training providers in order to attain the necessary skills to:  

  • Set and operate a wide variety of injection mould presses ranging from micro moulding components to larger components up to 700 tonne clamping pressure

  • Load mould tooling to injection mouldings machines using material handling, lifting and inspection equipment

  • Polymer processing of various thermoplastic materials and material flow characteristics

  • Understand the quality requirements of various components and have an in depth understanding of the root cause of defects and how to correct them

  • To learn how to read and understand technical drawings, setting and quality documentation

  • Be able to accurately measure components and record data in order to control processes within drawing specifications

  • Learn how to optimise injection moulding processes in order to reduce manufacturing costs, including cycle time reduction, reducing energy consumption, downtime, scrap and material usage

  • Work as part of a team to support the production schedule and drive process improvements

Please note the salary is subject to employer discretion and the age/experience of the applicant

Person Specification

  • Confident and enthusiastic with a positive attitude to teamwork and eager to learn

  • Ability to work in an accurate and methodical manner

  • Work by self or part of a team.

  • Experience of using MS office

  • Able to develop good working relationships with a variety of colleagues

  • Take ownership of tasks

Applicable courses

Whilst you are applying to an employer through Workplus you must apply directly to the training providers to secure your place on the apprenticeship course.

Polymer ProcessingSouth Eastern Regional College


This Level 3 Apprenticeship Programme will give you the training and skills to work in the polymer processing industry.

This course aims to develop the practical skills and knowledge which are essential for working in the polymer processing industry.  Successful completion will lead to the award of a Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and a PAAVQ-SET Level 3 Certificate in Polymer Operations.

You'll learn about a range of polymer processes including injection moulding, blow moulding and extrusion.

You'll love the visits to a range of polymer processing companies.


Course Modules

  • Health & Safety in the Engineering Workplace

  • Communications for Engineering Technicians

  • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians

  • Basic Polymer Technology

  • Plastics Materials

  • Plastics Processing

  • Polymer Process Engineering

  • Composite Materials & Processing

 As a student you will spend a minimum of one day/week in College and 4 days/week with your employer


Level 3 Certificate in Polymer Operations

Validated By



16+ fully funded

Entry Criteria

5 GCSEs Grades A* - C to include English and Mathematics or equivalent Level 2 qualification.



Start Date

Wednesday 04 September 2024

End Date

Tuesday 01 September 2026

Progression Pathway

Successful completion will enable you to apply for a suitable Higher Education course at Levels 4 - 6.

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