What will the apprentice be doing?
The Apprentice Operations Chemist will join the polymer manufacturing team based in our Leeds site and learn a variety of chemical production processes and test methods.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- Hands-on polymer manufacturing (synthesis and purification).
- Cleaning, preparation and calibration of glassware, reagents and equipment.
- Assisting with the optimisation, scale-up and process validation of new or existing manufacturing equipment or processes.
- Hands-on assistance with any other Operations duties associated elsewhere within the manufacturing facility (cleaning, manufacturing, packaging).
The Apprentice Operations Chemist will complete a part time BSc Apprenticeship in Chemistry at the University of Bradford. This will incorporate 1 day per week for online academic study and a 2 week practical class on campus at Bradford over the summer.What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
On successful completion of the course the candidate will be offered a full time permanent position as an Operations Chemist.
Requirements and prospects Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Patience Qualifications
A Level or equivalent Chemistry (Grade B) Desired
Other UCAS (Grade 112 Tariff Points) Desired Things to consider
You must ensure you have suitable arrangements for travelling to work. The apprenticeship will take 48 months to complete .