Your next step towards your dream career…
As an Apprentice Laboratory Technician, you’ll perform laboratory-based specimen preparation and testing tasks for Concrete, Asphalt and Quarry products in accordance with relevant British standards and company procedures.
Key Responsibilities will include:
- Knowledge of good laboratory practice
- Physical testing of construction materials i.e. Compaction, Density & Strength
- Preparation of materials for laboratory testing (i.e. breaking down 20kg samples to pass a 20mm sieve.)
- Completion of test sheets, including all calculations
- Production of reports in line with QA systems
- Undertake tasks in line with Company QHSE protocol
What could the future look like?
Hanson is committed to developing emerging talent. Individuals can use the apprenticeship to jumpstart a successful career in a skilled industry through on-the-job training and online study. Our goal is to transform you into a fully competent technician, ideally open to accepting a full-time, permanent position within the team, with opportunities for progression in the future.
Our goal is to train you in many aspects of material testing and quality control. Hard work and determination will be recognised!
Skills, Knowledge and Expertise
We are looking for someone who is focused and meticulous in all aspects of work. Someone who embraces and promotes the values and culture of Hanson by displaying a flexible and committed approach and the ability to work outside normal hour.
You must be a good communicator and team player at all levels, organized, and have an ability to prioritize and make decisions
To succeed in this apprenticeship, you’ll need bags of enthusiasm, be a fantastic collaborator and be hungry to learn!
It’s about enthusiasm, not school results. In our experience the most successful apprentices are those who are driven to find out more about the sector, can be up front about what they do and don’t already know, are considerate, self-reflective, and impatient to learn the job role!
Whilst previous experience is great, we at Tiro are always open to wildcards. We’re not just interested in experience and qualifications; we’re looking for someone with the right attitude and aptitude to fit right in at Hanson.
At Tiro, we make great things happen for people. And that starts with you. In this role you’ll receive:
- Starting salary of a minimum of NMW
- Workings hours are 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday
- 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- Employee assistance programme
- Paid day off to Volunteer every year
- 24/7 access to an online employee discount platform. Save money on everything from groceries, electronics, fashion, holidays, and much more.
So how does the apprenticeship work?
At Tiro we’re obsessed with changing lives through science and technology apprenticeships so we can’t wait to have you on board.
Over 21 months, you’ll devote a minimum of 6 hours of your working week on ‘off the job’ training. This can include theory training (for example, virtual lessons & online learning), alongside practical training (for example shadowing, mentoring, & time spent writing assignments. Together this will count towards a Level 3 Laboratory Technician apprenticeship. You’ll be trained by an expert tutor from Tiro as well as an experienced mentor at Hanson who together, will make sure you develop the knowledge, skills, and work habits you’ll need to succeed in your career.
Want to know more. Check out the apprenticeship standards here.
We're Tiro (pronounced ‘Tea-ro’ as in white, two sugars). In Latin, it means novice, recruit, apprentice, beginner and soldier. The perfect name for a company that’s been helping fearless apprentices to join ambitious businesses since 2005.
We believe that great apprenticeships help everyone. There are remarkable apprentices out there just waiting to be found, and fantastic employment opportunities waiting to be filled.
Our work will never be just about getting bums on seats and pocketing our commission. In our own small way, we’re helping to change the world – finding people that are working on COVID vaccines, finding new ways for technology to help humanity and helping to tackle the big issues of the day, like climate change. As well as helping people – young and old – to find their way.