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Lab Technician Apprentice (Level 3)

Tiro Training Ltd
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS7 2EF
Starting salary of £15,000 per annum
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

Job Details


Working for Salvum Limited

Salvum is the Latin for SAFE, and that is always our number one priority. With a combined thirty years' experience, we have made it our business to understand our clients' needs. To find out more, watch A Day in the Life at Salvum Limited here:


What is asbestos?

Asbestos was commonly used throughout the 21st century as a building material. It was banned from use in the UK in 1999 after it was discovered to cause serious health conditions. Despite this, around 5,000 people are thought to die each year in the U.K. from diseases related to asbestos exposure.

To sustain growth, we are looking for a Asbestos Technician Apprentice (Level 3) to support our technical team. By joining us, you’ll be part of a close-knit team, where we will provide you with industry-leading, expert professionals and receive exposure to some of the best opportunities and challenges available. If this sounds like a company that you would like to be a part of, we would love to hear from you!

The Package

At Tiro, we make great things happen for people. And that starts with you. In this role you’ll receive:

  • Starting salary of £15,000
  • Working hours are 9:00AM-5:00PM, Monday to Thursday and 9:00AM-1:00PM on a Friday
  • 20 Days Annual Leave, plus bank holidays (3 days to be used for Christmas shutdown)
  • Regular training and CPD opportunities

Key Responsibilities

The main purpose of the Asbestos Technician Apprentice (Level 3) is to undertake analysis of materials for the identification of asbestos fibres. 

Daily tasks will include: 

  • Analysing bulk materials for asbestos content
  • Managing workload throughout the working day
  • Completing internal and external quality control
  • Filling in the workbook daily of samples that have been entered and sent out
  • Following technical procedures
  • Managing laboratory workload; including booking samples into the inhouse system
  • Upholding good communication with colleagues 
  • Support the running of the office in times of absence alongside your usual role 
  • Effectively manage your day to day workload and take ownership for your own role 

Just know that your safety is paramount, and our technicians are fully trained and equipped to ensure that asbestos analysis is done safely and in accordance with government guidance.


What could the future look like?

When you join Salvum Limited, the possibilities for your success are limitless. As a successful applicant, you have the potential to secure a full-time position within the company at the conclusion of your apprenticeship, going on to explore a career in quality, data management, auditing, or supervisory roles, to name just a few! 

Through practical training on the job, you will acquire new skills and gain the competence and responsibility required for laboratory testing. This apprenticeship program serves as a stepping-stone towards a rewarding career in laboratory testing, with the added opportunity for the apprentice to become a registered Science Technician (RSci Tech).

This apprenticeship can also help pave the way for further educational and professional advancement. You may choose to pursue higher-level qualifications through one of our Degree Apprenticeships such as Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Applied Bioscience or Applied Chemical Science.

Rest assured, your hard work and determination will not go unnoticed!


Skills, Knowledge and Expertise


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 Salvum Limited.


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!

About You

We are looking for someone who is focused and meticulous in all aspects of work. Someone who embraces and promotes the ABP vision and values by displaying a willingness to work within a team to achieve an end goal whilst delivering excellent service.

You must demonstrate a strong work ethic and organisational skills, as you’ll be expected to control your workload yourself.

Be prepared for a challenge as you take on activities to ensure the targets are met, whilst standards are upheld to ensure the safety of your team and working environment.

To succeed in this apprenticeship, you’ll need bags of enthusiasm, be a fantastic collaborator and be hungry to learn!

Even if this doesn’t sound quite like you, but you still think you could do a great job in the role, get in touch. We’re always open to wildcards.

Even if this doesn’t sound quite like you, but you still think you could do a great job in the role, get in touch. We’re always open to wildcards.

Please note, due to the nature of this role, candidates must be 18+. 

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 Salvum Limited who together, will make sure you develop the knowledge, skills, and work habits you’ll need to succeed in your career.

Being an apprentice is hands-on, so you’ll get the chance to learn things you might otherwise not have experienced in a university or college environment.

The best part? You’ll be earning a salary while you gain your qualifications, meaning no huge student loans to pay back at the end of the programme!

Want to know more. Check out the apprenticeship standards here.


While we never want to hinder your job application process with obstacles, there are some minimum requirements you’ll need to meet in order to do an apprenticeship, these are rules set by the UK Government.

You’ll need to be over 18 (for this role), not in full time education, have lived in the UK for 3 years and have the right to work in the UK.

If you don’t quite meet these minimum requirements yet, let us know you’re interested here and we’ll get in touch to discuss this further with you. 


About Tiro

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.


Tiro is a leading training provider for science and technology apprenticeships.

We’ve been helping hungry apprentices to join ambitious businesses since 2005.

At Tiro, we really believe that great apprenticeships help everyone. An apprentice can re-energise their employer’s business by injecting new blood. That’s why we only work with the very best candidates.

We’re picky about the employers we’ll work with too. They have to be prepared to nurture every apprentice. That way, everyone benefits.


How does it work?

As an apprentice, you’ll work for an employer while pursuing a nationally recognised learning programme.

You’ll spend most of your working time learning the ropes in a hands-on role, with the help of colleagues and mentors. You’ll also spend a fifth of your time focused on the formal learning elements.

By the end of the programme, you’ll have developed the knowledge, skills, and behaviours you’ll need in your chosen field.

Who will support me?

Your expert Tiro tutor will lead you through the learning programme, which combines academic, practical, and technical training. This integrated learning allows you to put theory into practice, both on and off the job.

You’ll have a combination of live online training, progress reviews every ten weeks, and additional regular catch-ups. Face-to-face meetings are usually held at your workplace, with video calls in between.

Your ‘on the job’ training will be overseen by a mentor, who will make sure you are supported and developed at work.

How long will I be an apprentice?

Your apprenticeship will last between one and four years, depending on the programme.

As with most jobs, this will be subject to a probationary period where you’ll need to meet certain standards of performance, professionalism, and punctuality.

Some apprentices go on to a higher-level apprenticeship programme once they’ve qualified, so you could potentially be an apprentice for several years.

Interested in finding out more? Head over to our career page

Take your next step today!


Company info
01273 776779
Suite 14D
Faraday Wharf
Holt Street
East Midlands
B7 4BB
United Kingdom

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