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Apprentice Technologist - Environmental Science

Unit 11 Ironbridge Close, Great Central Way, London, NW10 0UF
£14,000.00 annually
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?
  • Site work and lab-based work. Taking air, water, soil, and ground samples. Supporting the lab with sample processing.
  • Science-based materials testing, including dust, gas, and hazardous materials monitoring.
  • Working in and around the railway, taking samples, and undertaking investigations with support from senior staff.

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

Environmental Science Degree at Kingston University. Environmental Sciences degree BSc (Hons)

Kingston University, Penrhyn Rd, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE.

5 year studying course, 1 day release per week, including field trips.

4 days working days will be based at 4-RAIL Services Ltd, Unit 11 Ironbridge Close, Great Central Way, London NW10 0UF.

On site work in and around London as required.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Promotion to the grade of full Technologist with 4-RAIL Services Ltd.

Further professional studies with the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS)-Hazardous Materials, Legionella, Waste Classification. Occupational Hygiene, Asbestos Consultancy. Noise Monitoring, Lab-based work. progression within the railway industry.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness, Hard-working, Punctuality, Able to travel, Flexible, Adaptable to change


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSES including Maths and English (Grade 5-9) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Physical Science (Grade C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Chemistry (Grade C or above) Desired
A Level or equivalent Geography (Grade C or above) Desired

Things to consider

Ability to work nights, to be committed, and keen to learn. Ideally local to NW10 0UF. Field and a lab-based job that will change every day. Technical work, but also some physical work required. Because we work in the railway which is deemed a safety-critical environment, there will be a pre-employment medical drugs and alcohol screening.

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