Laboratory Scientist Degree Apprenticeship

Lubrizol Ltd
31 Blackley New Road, Manchester, M9 8ES
Competitive salary
11 Feb 2021
12 Mar 2021
Science / Research
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
You'll gain experience in a range of laboratories at our site in Blackley and develop a broad understanding of our chemistries, 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'll be working as part of our team on real projects providing a high standard of laboratory work that supports the requests of our stakeholders.

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

Alongside your work-based learning you'll study towards yourBSc (Hons) Chemical Science degreewith Manchester Metropolitan University, to find out more about the course itself please visit

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 mentors
  • 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 should be on track to achieve 3 A-levels (one being Chemistry) or equivalent, at grades B/B/C or aminimum of 104 UCAS tariff points and have a minimum of grade C/4 in GCSE or equivalent in maths and English
  • We also accept applications from candidates with non standard qualifications who meet the Universities course entry requirements

Future prospects

The opportunity to develop your technical knowledge and personal skills in a successful global company, working alongside our experienced team members on projects that really count.
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • 26.5 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Onsite gym and restaurant facilities
  • Free Car Parking

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

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