What will the apprentice be doing?
- Working alongside other team members, testing the properties of construction materials including concrete, aggregates, and asphalt.
- Improving the performance of existing products, to eliminate faults with materials already in use.
- Helping bring materials testing in the 21st century using new technologies (e.g. Switching over to automated processes, new ergonomic equipment or even new recording and reporting systems).
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Over 21 months, you’ll devote 20% of your time to working towards a Level 3 Laboratory Technician apprenticeship. You’ll be trained by an expert tutor from Tiro, who’ll make sure you develop the knowledge, skills, and work habits you’ll need to succeed in your apprenticeship.
Unlike traditional college-based apprenticeships, the apprentice will never have to leave the workplace to study.
Each module will focus on specific knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to become a qualified lab tech.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
After completing your Level 3 apprenticeship there are many pathways available to you at Aggregate Industries and beyond. Here are some examples of how your career may progress:
- Level 4/5 Technician Scientist apprenticeship
- Senior technician (Average salary £29,015/year)
- Materials Engineer (Average salary £34,565/year)
- Laboratory Manager (Average salary £38,207/year)
- Project lead (Salary bonuses)
Our goal is to train you in many aspects of material testing and quality control. Hard work and achievement will be rewarded.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired