Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship Laboratory Technician based in the School of Science & Technology

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus New Hall, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
£16,766.00 - £19,202.00 annually
03 Sep 2019
19 Nov 2019
Science / Research
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
We're recruiting for a Higher Apprentice Laboratory Technician. This is an exciting training opportunity for an individual who is enthusiastic, motivated, has an excellent attention to detail, has around 2 yrs previous lab work experience through employment or voluntary work, who would like the opportunity to continue working towards a technical career in science in the HE sector.

You will join us during a very exciting time as we further enhance our teaching facilities with our new Engineering building due to open September 2019. The Clifton Campus is also undergoing an extensive regeneration program, which will offer further outstanding student and staff facilities.

Line manager: Technical Team Leader

Job purpose:

As a member of the Technical Team, assist and support students and academic colleagues inlaboratories, workshops and studios. Maintain a safe and appropriate work environment, ensuring itis fit for purpose and prepared suitably.

The Assistant Technician works in the following subject areas: - Science & Technology

Principal duties and responsibilities:
  • Cleaning of labware & equipment both manually and with washing machines
  • Replenish stocks of consumables/stores of basic equipment etc. in order to ensureavailability to meet work requirements
  • Ensure that work areas are kept in a clean and orderly manner so to comply with Healthand Safety requirements and regulations
  • Organise the cleaning of staff & student lab coats
  • Assist technicians with the setting up of materials, equipment and apparatus forlaboratory or workshop sessions as instructed by the supervising technician
  • Assist technicians with practical demonstrations of equipment to staff and students
  • Undertake routine cleaning, maintenance and minor repairs of basic equipment withinown area, as instructed by the supervising technician
  • Carry out record keeping, filing, data inputting, cataloguing as required by supervisingtechnicians
  • Be aware of key contacts within the school
  • Commit to attend College for appropriate off site training to obtain L5 LaboratoryScientist Higher Apprenticeship. Attend regular progress meetings withimmediate supervising technicians and/or Technical Team Leader to establishprogress, evaluate ongoing training needs and attend relevant training coursesas identified

The postholder may be required to undertake any other duties which may reasonably be required as within the nature of the duties and responsibilities of the post within the school, such as a requirement to work outside normal office hours dependent on the needs of the business. Special requirements: All staff are expected to comply with the University's Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities policies in the performance of their duties.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Essential skils required:
  • Good standard of IT literacy, including standard MS Office applications
  • Ability to work accurately and efficiently, both independently and as part of a team
  • Good organisational skills and ability to prioritise and work to deadlines
  • Good communication skills, with experience of communication through various mediums

Essential knowledge required:
  • Knowledge of basic scientific terminology
  • Knowledge of basic equipment used in science (e.g.Biology,Chemistry, Physics, Engineering)
  • General awareness of basic scientific Health and Safety regulations

Desirable knowledge required:
  • Knowledge of software packages e.g. Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of maintaining equipment within science (e.g.Biology,Chemistry, Physics, Engineering)

Essential experience required:
  • Some relevant experience of working within a scientific area

Desired experience required:
  • Experience of working in a HE environment

Personal qualities

  • Customer Focus - Is professional and polite in all dealings with customers, providing a quality service
  • Communicating and Influencing - Actively listens. Communicates information effectively
  • Organisation and Delivery- Plans time taking account of organisational priorities and other colleagues' work roles to achieve results
  • Team Working- Works effectively as a member of a team. Takes responsibility for getting things done as part of a team
  • Adaptability - Willingly takes on new tasks/adopts new approaches as required as appropriate to job role. Participates in Appraisal and takes responsibility for keeping professional skills and knowledge up to date

Desired qualifications

Essential Qualifications:
  • Educated to GCSE Grade C/Grade 4 in English, maths and a relevant Science subject or equivalent in a relevant subject/equivalent work experience

Desirable qualifications:
  • Relevant A levels or BTEC Level 3 equivalent
  • Work towards a relevant technical qualification & award eg Registered Science Technician (R.Sci.Tech)

Future prospects

None specified.