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Req ID:  87860
Function:  Supply Chain
Posted:  May 25, 2023

Ashford, KEN, GB, TN25 4AQ

Engineering Apprentice





Coty is one of the world’s largest beauty companies with an iconic portfolio of brands across fragrance, color cosmetics, skin care and body care. COTY is the global leader in fragrance and number three in color cosmetics. COTY’s products are sold in over 150 countries around the world. COTY and its brands are committed to range of social causes as well as seeking to minimize its impact on the environment. For additional information about Coty Inc., please visit




Coty’s Apprentice Engineers are based in Ashford (Kent), at a site which manufacturers global brand cosmetics such as Rimmel, Max Factor, and Bourjois. Working alongside our factory teams, our Apprentice Engineers will gain valuable training and experience in the industry, working with our line Engineers to train to become a Multi Skilled Engineer.


This is a significant opportunity for individuals who are engaged, numerate and analytical to start a real job, gain insights, and learn the foundations of Engineering from day one. We are committed to developing opportunities for promising talents who are interested in engineering and its application. The scope of Coty means that our team can work on specialist areas and grow as their skills and experience develops.


Our apprentice engineer will work 4 days on site at our Ashford factory and spend one day at college per week.


Role Overview:

Apprentice Engineers will assist in the development and implementation of production lines, ensuring quality standards are met. They drive, assist, and undertake action plans to support constant improvement practices by

  • Learning technical skills and knowledge, developing work processes independently and within a team, to support the wider factory with day to day Engineering tasks
  • Working across different departments by supporting, facilitating, and assisting staff members in continuous improvement activities and or projects
  • Complying with statutory, quality, and organizational health and safety regulations while carrying out daily tasks
  • Learning to/ working on machine operations, including setting, adjusting, and controlling machine adaptation to produce within the required specifications.




Technical Skills

  • Understanding development trends in your field within and outside the organization
  • Front line problem solving and improvement projects in the production and manufacturing area alongside Engineers
  • Gain a good understanding of quality processes and measurements used
  • Use of precision measuring/testing equipment (with support)
  • Grow lean knowledge of production packing processes, filling, and finishing techniques and industrialization processes


Safety Responsibilities

  • Follow all Company Safety Policies and adhere to all processes and procedures that are in place, including but not limited to: COSHH, PPE, accident/incident reporting, first aid, manual handling, Risk assessments
  •  Adherence to all Health & Safety at Work obligations
  • Challenge non-compliance to H&S, Quality and Hygiene Guidelines
  • Assist in investigating any accident or incident reports on the system


Quality Responsibilities

  • Assist in finding the root cause in any quality issue
  • Support equipment and process improvements to maintain quality standards.




  • Building effective relationships
  • Driving for results
  • Continuous improvement




Conditions of employment are in accordance with Coty’s policies. Applicants will require the following:

  • Level 2 qualification (Intermediate)
  • Eligibility to work in the UK (sponsorship will not be provided)
  • Satisfactory references




  • Physical fitness required to perform the inherent duties of the role




  • Ensure the workplace is safe and without risks to health both physical and psychological.
  • Reduce the risk of injury or illness in the workplace so far as reasonably practicable. Job Description – Apprentice Engineer
  • Take care of your own health and safety and the safety of others.
  • Avoid short cuts which could put yourself or someone else at risk.
  • Cooperate with Coty when they are taking action to improve health and safety.
  • Follow safety policies and procedures including wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required and ensure the team are compliant also.
  • Report and investigate work-related hazards, incidents and near misses.
  • Complete all required health and safety training.
  • Other health and safety duties as required from time to time. 





Country/Region:  GB
City:  Ashford