Laboratory Technician (Chemical Science) Apprenticeship Level 5

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, OX14 3DB
£13,275.00 annually
19 Feb 2021
08 Mar 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

A technician scientist carries out established laboratory based investigations and basic scientific experimentation using bench and instrumentation techniques. They use a range of routine skills and some advanced and specialised skills following well established principles associated with their organisation's science and technology, which may typically be within chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, formulated products or analytical services.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The qualification is a Higher National Diploma or a Foundation Degree in a science or technology discipline relevant to the job role.Training will be provided by the CSR Group based at Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This qualification could be topped up to a Level 6 Degree if appropriate. Typical job titles include; Analytical Support Chemist, Technical Support Scientist, Microbiology Support Scientist, Process Development Technologist, Laboratory Assistant, Senior Laboratory Technician, Assistant Scientist, Technical Specialist (Scientist), Quality Control Laboratory Assistant, Laboratory Co-ordinator, Technical Laboratory Assistant, Laboratory Analyst and Laboratory Research Assistant

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English, Science + 2 others (Grade C (4-9)) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Science (Grade C or above) Essential

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