Laboratory Scientist Apprentice

Italmatch Chemicals GB Ltd
Nash Road, Manchester, M17 1SX
Competitive salary
27 Apr 2021
06 May 2021
Science / Research
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
You will provide a very high standard of laboratory work that supports the requests of technical and sales teams. In addition, the position is designed to create opportunity to gain experience in our laboratory at the Manchester site so that you develop a broad understanding of our chemistry and testing techniques. You will also be taught to formulate products from the ground up.

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

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 LPA Business unit
  • 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

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Eagerness to learn and develop in different parts of laboratory practices
  • Be comfortable with and interested in working within a laboratory
  • 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

  • Able to work as part of a diverse team
  • Tenacious
  • Eager to learn with a positive outgoing attitude

Desired qualifications

  • You must have or be on track to achieve 3 A-levels (one being Chemistry) or equivalent, at grades B/C/C or aminimum of 104 UCAS tariff points
  • Have a minimum of grade C/4 in GCSE maths and English

Future prospects

Italmatch Chemicals is a global chemical business with manufacturing and or representative offices in all major continents. For the right candidate the sky is the limit!

Things to consider

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