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Apprentice Technician Scientist

Employer
AFTON CHEMICAL LIMITED
Location
London Road, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 2UW
Salary
£14,000.00 annually
Closing date
20 Aug 2022

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Specialism
Engineering
Sector
Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
September
Duration
Permanent
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What will the apprentice be doing?
  • Maintain safe work practices and adhere to safety regulations.
  • Run Laboratory testing accurately and precisely using established test methods.
  • Perform additive blending following requested formulations, handling chemical components and managing inventory.
  • Communication of results to internal customers.
  • Work to defined test timeframes and deadlines.
  • Carry out calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment.
  • Maintain work area in a neat, clean, and safe condition.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

All apprentices will study for a Technician Scientist, level 5 qualification, as well as being provided with role-specific training, with access to attend internal and externally run courses relevant to their role - some of which may result in additional qualifications.

We encourage individuals to research and request training that supports development.

Past apprentices have attended the following:
  • Internal and external Health & Safety training
  • First Aid
  • Fire extinguisher training
  • Tribology
  • Microsoft training tools
  • Lubes 101
  • Counsellor salesperson

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Ongoing opportunities will be available to successful graduates of this programme.
  • All apprentices will have access to apply for open vacancies within the business
  • There may be scope to complete a full degree with us
  • The knowledge gained within the role is in high demand within and beyond our industry; the qualification and practical experience can open doors to a long-term career


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade Grade 4/C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Science (Grade Any) Essential
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