Materials Science Technologist Degree Apprentice

Db Group (Holdings) Ltd
Wellington Way, Cambridge, CB23 2TQ
£18,000.00 annually
22 Mar 2021
19 Apr 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
Working within the Technology Department you will support the quality assurance and development of innovate, sustainable construction materials, including ultra-low carbon cementitious binders, waterproofing admixtures and material repair products. You will work closely with the Commercial team, conducting lab, plant and site trials, testing materials, designing and conducting programmes of research as well as working with Marketing and the Association of Alkali Activated Cementitious Materials in producing technical literature and presentation.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Testing materials to Standards
  • Record keeping
  • Researching developments in materials
  • Supporting trials
  • Writing technical reports, web content and presentations
  • Monitoring and maintaining the laboratory
  • Conducting risk assessments and updating safe working practices
  • Supporting all elements of the Technical Departments operations, from stock control and management to audit
  • Attending client meetings and presenting technical information

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good numerical and mathematical understanding
  • Good time and task management skills
  • Problem Solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to communicate complex subject in simple terms verbally and in writing
  • IT literate

Personal qualities

  • Passionate and hard working
  • Open and honest in approach
  • Positive attitude
  • Organised
  • Adaptable
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Reflective
  • Supportive of colleagues

Desired qualifications

We are looking for candidates with:
  • GCSE (or equivalent) mathematics and English language at grade C or grade 4, or above - plus one of the following
  • 112 UCAS points including at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC. National qualifications to include mathematics or a mathematics-based subject to at least AS level. For example: BBC at A Level including mathematics or a mathematics-based subject plus at least one other from physics, physical science, engineering science, computer science, technology, chemistry or other science or technology subject orDMM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a science or technology-based subject (including passes in mathematics and two other science or technology-based modules) Or A combination of qualifications which must include mathematics or a mathematics-based subject and may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies

We may also consider applicants with relevant work experience.

Future prospects

For the successful Materials Science Technologist Degree Apprentice, opportunities within the company's four commercial operations, Technology or management team are all possible, offering great variety and career progression.

Things to consider

Whilst the role will be based at our offices on the outskirts of Cambridge, there will be a requirement to travel to the Sheffield Hallam University (anticipated block release, approx. 1-2 times per month) and travel as required to client sites for meetings and trials.

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