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Laboratory Technician Apprentice

Welsh Government
BBI Group Unit 2. Parkway Pen-y-fan Industrial Estate Crumlin NP11 3EF
Closing date
5 Feb 2022

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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About the apprenticeship


Your duties might include:
• The preparation of lab glassware and plasticware following standard operating procedures (SOPs)
• Preparation and handling of a super acid and other chemicals
• The manufacture of buffers following standard operating procedures (SOPs)
• Accurate completion of records following the principles of good document practice
• Completion of trend analysis data
• Stock control of buffers
• Assist with company stock takes to support KanBan processes and ensure consumables are readily available for the team
• Responsibility for specific departmental items of equipment. (maintenance, calibration, cleaning) ensuring lab compliance of equipment at all times
• Maintenance of generic equipment components
• Laboratory Housekeeping

Additional information

The salary offered for this role is competitive and makes up part of BBI's attractive benefits package, which includes:
• 5% contributory pension scheme
• Life Assurance
• Private health care scheme
• Generous annual leave package totalling 32 days (inclusive of bank holidays)
• Cycle to work scheme



You will also need good organisation skills and some knowledge of Microsoft packages. If you are offered the role you'll be partnered with an Apprenticeship Advisor who'll be there to support and guide you throughout your apprenticeship. Working with your line manager to identify the right opportunities to help you succeed.


As a Laboratory Technician apprentice you'll be required to have a BTEC L3 Extended Diploma (PPP), BTEC L3 90-Credit Diploma (MM), A Level (DD) or Access to HE Diploma. Alternative experience and qualifications may be considered.


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

HNC in Applied Science

About the employer

BBI Group Unit 2. Parkway Pen-y-fan Industrial Estate

NP11 3EF

Disability confident

No, we are not part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements



Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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