What will the apprentice be doing?
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- Follow standard protocols and guidelines to prepare samples, reagents, media, solutions
- Routine cleaning on laboratory and preventive maintenance of equipment
- Routine inventory of media and lab consumables
- Follow standard protocols and guidelines on microbiology procedures
- Assist on bioreactors set-up and cleaning before and after experiments
- Log the information and lab notebook obtained in the company's online system
BSc (Hons) Laboratory Scientist Apprenticeship Standard:
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
- Day release programme, delivered in trimesters. 2
- A 'blended' learning approach with a series of intensive days delivered from the ARU Cambridge campus, supported with a combination of synchronous and asynchronous online learning
- If the apprenticeship goes well, the apprentice might progress to Laboratory Assistant or Junior Fermentation Scientist
Requirements and prospects Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative Qualifications
GCSE or equivalent English and Maths and three other subjects (Grade C/5 or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent any (Grade 112 UCAS Points (BBC)) Desired
BTEC or equivalent any (Grade 112 UCAS Points (DMM)) Desired