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Apprentice Quality Technician

Employer
Cell Therapy Catapult Services Ltd
Location
Unit 2-4, Warner Drive, Springwood Industrial Estate, Braintree, CM7 2YW
Salary
£16,000.00 annually
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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Specialism
Engineering
Sector
Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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As a member of the Quality team, the successful candidate will work across a range of Quality Assurance and Quality Control focused projects providing support for process, analytical and functional teams. This position will provide access and training on the latest legislation and guidelines within the sector.

The successful candidate will be involved in a wide range of quality activities - spending allocated time within all QA and QC functions over the space of the apprenticeship.

As part of employment, the successful candidate will complete a Level 5 Technician Scientist apprenticeship programme delivered by the University of Kent. As such, the successful candidate will need to ensure they meet the entry requirements of the programme and be eligible to enrol on an apprenticeship.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Quality Control - working within the Chemical and/or microbiological analytical QC teams, carrying out analytical techniques (both manual and using advanced devices) to test varied samples, whilst working to GMP practices. Documentation, reporting and reviewing of critical data
  • Quality Systems and Compliance - working within the quality systems and compliance team on Vendor onboarding, Quality Management System (QMS) administration and oversight and GMP Training. Develop understanding of the principles of quality assurance and management systems and controls
  • Validation - support the validation department with project validation activities, generation and review of validation control documents
  • Batch Release and NPI - liaison with operational teams to ensure batch related activities are completed compliantly, working with batch control systems and documents, developing a risk based approach. Close relationship with Quality Control teams to support operational compliance


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good oral communication skills, including project team updates through PowerPoint presentations to the senior group
  • Good written communication skills including report-writing, data presentation and document writing
  • Ability to maintain accurate and details records
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills


Personal qualities

  • A good team player but also be able to work independently
  • A strong interest in cell and gene therapies/quality assurance


Desired qualifications

  • You will need two A-Levels (or equivalent) including biology, or have completed a Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship in a relevant science discipline.
  • GCSE (or equivalent) A*-C/9-4 in English and maths


Future prospects

  • Fixed term with a view that this become permanent, subject to performance


Things to consider

  • Salary is £16,000 plus £2,000 annual travel expenses
  • The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
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