Laboratory Scientist Apprentice

Lubrizol Ltd
The Knowle, Belper, DE56 4AN
£16,000.00 annually
20 May 2019
01 Jul 2019
Science / Research
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
You will provide a very high standard of laboratory work that supports the requests of our stakeholders. In addition, the position is designed to create opportunity to gain experience in a wide variety of laboratories at Hazelwood so that you develop a broad understanding of our chemistry, the test and technique fundamentals that are used to characterise and qualify them, along with an analytical mindset to create fundamental knowledge and critical problem-solving skills.

You will develop technical and business knowledge to build a solid foundation for your future career. You will be given the opportunity to train at a level that matches your technical experience as you progress through the Apprenticeship.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate good attention to detail, a flexible approach to their work and be an open communicator.

What you will be doing:
  • Learning through our development programme and appointed mentor
  • Providing support to tactical and strategic projects across the departmental operation
  • Building your knowledge and practical skills to be an effective contributor
  • Demonstrating the capabilities, you have learnt to further enhance the programme
  • Develop and grow a project management and communication mindset
  • Provide your thoughts and ideas on topics when opportunities arise
  • Look for opportunities to continuously improve safety, quality and efficiency
  • Look to promote the company, the department and yourself

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good written and verbal communication skills, including telephone skills
  • Accurate data entry skills and keen attention to detail
  • Good general organisational skills, including planning and prioritisation
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft packages, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Personal qualities

  • Eagerness to learn and develop in different parts of laboratory practices
  • Be comfortable with and interested in working within a laboratory

Desired qualifications

  • You must have or be on track to achieve 3 A-levels (or equivalent) at grade B or above, one of which must be in Chemistry.
  • Have a minimum of grade C/4 in GCSE maths and English or equivalents

Future prospects

A competitive salary of circa £16,000 per annum, depending on skills and experience, plus an excellent benefits package including 25 days holiday, allocated study time and generous company pension scheme.

You'll also gain valuable qualifications and experience that will set you up for a successful career. You will find that Lubrizol offer a wealth of career and development opportunities. We employ the very best talent and strive to offer our employees the opportunity to grow and learn.

We are partnering with Manchester Metropolitan University to deliver the apprenticeship training. Training will be delivered by distance learning alongside occasional residential stays at the University.

Things to consider

Please note, Lubrizol Hazelwood (near Belper) is located in a rural setting with no regular bus service to site, therefore you will require your own transport.