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Level 3 Materials Technician Apprenticeships in Watford - Register your interest!

Tiro Training Ltd
Watford, Hertfordshire, Enfield, St Albans, Hatfield
Closing date
15 Dec 2023

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Watford, Hertfordshire, Enfield, St Albans, Hatfield


At Tiro, we’re always looking for enthusiastic, innovative, and forward-thinking apprentices to help us future-proof science roles. 

We’re on the hunt for apprentices who are looking to make their mark on the world and have a genuine passion around materials, sustainability and engineering or construction.

We have upcoming opportunities in and around the Watford area so we are on the look out for hungry go getters looking to take the first step on the career ladder. 

What is Material Testing?

Materials Testing involves examining building materials for new engineering projects or existing ones. Laboratory tests, conducted as needed, cover various materials:

  • Soil – Modified/Standard Proctor, Bearing Ratios, Classification Tests, Swell Testing, Compressive Strength, pH, Chloride/Sulfide, Hydraulic Conductivity, Consolidation, Permeability, Shear, and more.
  • Asphalt – Mix Evaluation, Stability, Flow, Bulk Specific Gravity, Gradation, Density (Marshall), and more.
  • Masonry/Concrete – Flexural Strength, Compression Strength, Unit Weight, Tensile Testing, Absorption, Efflorescence, Mix Design, Structural Masonry Testing, and more.

Why Tiro?

At Tiro, we partner with our employers to provide our programmes, which are designed to give you the best of both worlds: academic learning and practical training that will set you up for success in your chosen career path. 

You’ll have a fantastic opportunity to join an experienced and talented team of professionals – learning alongside the very best in the business! You’ll develop a good range of scientific skills, an understanding of key techniques and an introduction to industry focused scientific research. 

You’ll receive a recognised Level 3 qualification, and this apprenticeship program serves as a steppingstone towards a rewarding career in Scientific Research, 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, Applied Chemical Science or Applied Materials Sciences.

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


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 the course of your programme, 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 your chosen Level 3 qualification.

You’ll be trained by an expert tutor from Tiro as well as an experienced mentor 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!


What happens now?

By registering your interest in our Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship programmes, you'll have the opportunity to get ahead of the game. You’ll be the first to know about any updates along with new opportunities that arise with our employers. 

We are committed to helping you find an employer to start your apprenticeship and will do everything within our power to make that happen. However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to match you with an employer. Please keep in mind that there are a variety of factors that may impact the availability of apprenticeship opportunities, such as demand for specific programs and competition for placements. Rest assured that we will work tirelessly to assist you in finding a suitable opportunity and support you throughout the process.

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to gain work experience and set yourself up for a bright future. Register your interest today! 


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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