Apprentice Laboratory Technician

Cranfield University
June 07, 2024
Offerd Salary:£23,152
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Apprentice Laboratory Technician


Cranfield University


Cranfield Defence and Security

Based at

Shrivenham, Oxfordshire - Cranfield Defence and Security

Hours of work

37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered

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Full time starting salary is £23,152 per annum

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  • Role Description

    About the Role

    The primary role is to successfully complete an apprenticeship development programme leading to a Level 6 Laboratory Scientist Degree Apprenticeship. This training position will develop you to be able to carry out both routine and one-off laboratory testing and perform a variety of technical support functions across the organisation. You will identify and use scientific approaches to solve problems, support new investigations and follow-up experiments in the laboratory. You will support appraisal of scientific experimentation with numerical and statistical analysis, and work autonomously to analyse, interpret, and evaluate scientific data and present the results of laboratory work and problem solving clearly and concisely in written and oral form. The apprenticeship provider is Laboratory Scientist (Chemical Science) Degree Apprenticeship Manchester Metropolitan University (

    About You

    You will have 5 GCSE's Grade A-C or 9-4 including Maths, English and Science and 104 UCAS points at A-level (grades BCC), with one being chemistry or an equivalent scientific discipline. Alternatively, you will have successfully completed a Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship (including BTEC L3 Applied Science qualification).

    You will be IT literate with a personable, positive, and proactive attitude. You will be able and willing to follow instructions, learn new skills, plan and organise to meet deadlines.

    About Us

    As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield's world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

    Our Values and Commitments

    Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

    We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

    As part of our commitment to support and develop Technical staff across the University, we are a founding signatory of the Science Council's Technician Commitment. Find out more here.

    Working Arrangements

    Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

    How to apply

    For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Niki Darcy, Senior Technical Officer, at [email protected].

    Interviews will be held 4 July 2024.

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