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Apprentice Product Technician

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St Helens, North West, UK
Full time
Paid the national apprentice rate

Begin your manufacturing career by joining our successful apprentice programme learning all elements of medical equipment manufacturing and supply chain management over a two year as you study for a NVQ in lean manufacturing supported by our long time partners Saint Helens Chamber of Commerce

This is a rare opportunity to join an innovative, multi-award-winning manufacturer and global supplier of surgical training technologies. Inovus Medical produces high quality training products which deliver clinical and commercial benefits to hospitals, the medical device industry and universities. 

Through improving access to affordable and highly functional surgical training technology, Inovus Medical improves the training of surgeons and healthcare professionals across the world, resulting in better patient outcomes and fewer complications. 

  • Working from the company’s global headquarters in St Helens, this role is ideal for technicians and operative professionals located in the North West.  
  • Full time, permanent position.  

Operations Team 

You will be joining a team supported by the company’s Operations & Finance Director who together with the experienced Operations Co-Ordinator and innovative Product Engineering team will coach and mentor you on your apprenticeship journey. 


An extremely exciting opportunity for candidates to undertake a Lean Manufacturing apprenticeship within the fast growing and innovative Medical Technology sector.  The opportunity comes with a clear roadmap for career progression and incremental pay reviews during the 18 month apprenticeship, then onto the organisations 3 level skills based reward scheme.  

The core mission of the Apprentice Product Technician is to learn all manufacturing processes for the full Inovus product range, supported by product engineers and the company’s Operations and Finance Director. The role will include learning about and performing critical manufacturing tasks, including: 

  • Processing acrylic plastics and producing acrylic sub-assemblies.  
  • Performing production level 3D printing processes, including the post-processing of printed parts, such as polishing and dyeing.  
  • Producing medical models using silicone and pigments, casting materials into moulds and assembling models.  
  • Assembling mechanical and electronic components for the company’s flagship LapAR simulator.  
  • Assembling electrical components, such as circuit boards for cameras, using soldering irons and pick and place machinery.  
  • Labelling products accurately, maintaining stock levels (stock control) and taking an active role in the goods-in and goods-out processes. 
  • Fulfilling company orders by packaging simulators and products appropriately prior to dispatch working with sales and marketing colleagues where required.  
  • Working within a 6S Lean Manufacturing environment with skills development of key lean skills and techniques 

You as a person: 

You are looking at that next step, maybe university is not for you. You may have already started in the world of work but don’t have a job with a purpose, that makes a difference to people's lives. You will be hungry to learn and want to go down an “Apprentice” route into a career that will set you up in life. Local and easily commutable to St Helens (WA9 5AA) you will want to work in a small team environment for a globally recognised medical technology innovator. 

Minimum Education/ Experience Requirements: 

  • The minimum qualification standards for this role are five GCSEs A*-C. 
  • Desire to work within manufacturing role with examples of making and designing components and products desirable 
  • Examples of using laser cutters, working with silicone materials, 3D printing and assembling electrical components would be advantageous but not mandatory.  
  • We are looking for a highly driven individual with a strong motivation to expand their skill set to add value to our growing manufacturing team.  
  • Fluency in written & spoken English required and examples of employability key skills development (e.g CV, handling data, accurate reading and writing and communication skills). 

Apply for this post 

If you think you would be a great fit for Inovus and our opportunity aligns with your career aspirations then we would love to hear from you. In order to apply for this role please complete the application form, ensuring to upload your resume when prompted. Please give us a day or so to review your documents, following which we will be in touch.