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Microbiology Technician Apprentice

Welsh Government
Hybrisan Ltd Unit 2 Cramic Way Port Talbot Neath Port Talbot SA13 1RU
Closing date
24 Aug 2022

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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About the apprenticeship


Are you looking for a science based apprenticeship rather than going to University or have some experience within a commercial laboratory? Hybrisan are looking to recruit a Microbiology Technician Apprentice into their highly experienced team. This is an excellent opportunity to join a company that believes in your potential and wants to support your career.

Hybrisan is a team of advanced antimicrobial specialists, who engage in cutting-edge research and product development, in order to bring products to market for a range of medical, industrial and environmental applications.

The role will involve working in the microbiology laboratory conducting both routine and one -off laboratory testing. Required laboratory testing must be conducted to quality, safety and ethical standards to support the research and development of Hybrisan's antimicrobial technology platform.

• General laboratory duties
• Preparing samples
• Preparing cultures and media
• Conducting microbiology experiments under supervision
• Recording relevant data
• Writing laboratory reports

Additional information

Hybrisan will support you throughout the apprenticeship and training will be provided by Gower College Swansea. As a company they want to support you to fulfil your full potential and will support further development once you have completed the Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship.

Full time hours (37.5 hours a week), minimum 1 day release for college training, work full time hours at Hybrisan during college holidays.



• General interest in medical research
• Good communication skills
• Eager to learn
• Computer literate
• Methodical and logical approach to problem solving
• Strong attention to detail
• Self motivated with can do attitude
• A team player


A'level Chemistry and Biology with minimum grade of B or relevant work experience in a commercial laboratory

5 GCSE's must include English and Maths


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
Gower College Swansea

Training provider course:
Gower College Swansea

About the employer

Hybrisan Ltd
Unit 2
Cramic Way
Port Talbot
Neath Port Talbot
SA13 1RU

Disability confident

Yes, we are part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

Lab Technician Apprenticeship


Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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