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Chemical Science Degree Apprentice (Materials Quality Control)

Luxfer Mel Technologies
Lumns Lane Elektron Technology Cent, Manchester, M27 8LN
£14,500.00 annually
Closing date
28 May 2022

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Apprenticeship, Higher
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Alongside your studies, you'll be working as part of the Materials Quality Control Team, conducting precise and accurate routine analytical testing on Incoming Raw Materials, In-Process Control samples and Final Product material, involving both the use of traditional chemistry techniques and the use of a wide variety of analytical instrumentation (for example XRF, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, IC, Particle Size, Surface Area and Porosity instruments). Your duties will also include, although not be limited to:
  • Maintaining a high standard of laboratory operating conditions regarding equipment, validity of calibration standards, housekeeping, analytical records, etc. by adhering to established standards
  • Ensuring compliance with all health, safety and environment policies

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Ability to read and understand laboratory related materials, with laboratory-based skills such as precise weighing and pipetting
  • Strong mathematical skills and familiarity with algebra to perform relevant analytical calculations
  • Strong attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Professional interpersonal skills, and a team player with a committed, flexible and positive approach to work

Desired qualifications

  • A minimum of 104 UCAS points at A-level or equivalent (grades BCC or similar), with A levels including Chemistry and Mathematics
  • GCSE Mathematics and English Language (grade A*-C / 9-4) or equivalent

Future prospects

  • Fully funded apprenticeship working within a great team, on the job learning and in-house training. Develop the skills and experience to proceed to a permanent role within the company with further ongoing development to enable the candidates to succeed

Things to consider

As a Chemical Science Degree Apprentice (Materials Quality Control), you will join the team based within our Swinton (Greater Manchester) office, and benefit from:
  • A starting salary of £14,500, (equivalent to £7.53 per hour) to increase over time once you have completed your degree, plus bonus
  • A fully paid for degree level qualification through Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • A permanent contract, working 37 hours per week within Monday to Friday
  • Opportunities for career development and progression
  • Company pension
  • Opportunity to participate in the company share option scheme
  • Free on-site parking
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