Laboratory Chemical Scientist (Level 6) Degree Apprenticeship

£15,000.00 annual salary
16 May 2018
04 Jun 2018
Science / Research
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
Annual wage £15,000.00

  • Working week Shifts TBC by employer.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration 5 years

  • Possible start date 03 Sep 2018

  • Date posted 16 May 2018

  • Distance 213.4 miles

  • Apprenticeship level Degree Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number VAC001401262

  • Positions 1 available

  • Requirements and prospects Desired skills

    Quality control position responsible for laboratory-based tasks which include:

    • Sampling, testing, measuring, recording and analysing results
    • You will also provide all the required technical support to enable the laboratory to function effectively whilst adhering to correct procedures and Health and Safety guidelines
    Personal qualities
    • Whilst qualifications are important as the ideal candidate you will also be motivated and enthusiastic with a keen focus on customer service and a passion for analytical chemistry. We are looking for people who have a genuine desire and motivation to drive their own development
    • The Ideal candidate must be a good communicator, numerate and have an analytical and logical approach. You will need to have an aptitude for hands-on, laboratory work as this will form a major part of your Apprenticeship
    Desired qualifications
    • Direct entry from school or college will normally require three A levels and a minimum of 88 UCAS tariff points (with one being Chemistry, maths or Physics)
    • Equivalent qualifications such as BTEC level 3 in a scientific discipline is also acceptable. For people with relevant work experience, suitability is assessed on an individual basis.

    Future prospects

    The technical experience you gain from working in the laboratory will develop practical skills ahead of new graduates. If, you have practical ability, ability to solve problems and good communication skills there are opportunities for progression towards higher qualifications.

    With experience, the opportunity is there to contribute to the development of our product range and work on technical and development projects. This makes for a varied and stimulating work environment and potential to add to the future success of the company.

    Other future opportunity includes potential to work more closely with customers and move into a field role. This could be supporting product trials, or even moving toward a technical sales/service role.

    Things to consider

    The individual will be working within a laboratory environment and must therefore adhere to site dress code procedures and personal hygiene standards during testing activities (e.g. correct use of PPE such as laboratory coats and glasses; and removal of all jewellery and make-up upon entry into controlled clean room areas).

    Once trained on specific tasks, the role will involve working on your own initiative at times. There may also be a requirement to take samples from the production facility and working on the pilot plant. Working on all aspects of the laboratory function including Quality Control and Development will be required. This will involve routine tasks.