The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge

Apprentice Teaching Laboratory Technician - Advanced (Level 3)

The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge (Employer)

Csr Scientific Training Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £17,338.00
36.5 hours per week Monday- Friday: 9am to 5pm
27 months (duration)
1 September 2022(start date)
Laboratory technician (apprenticeship standard)
3 July 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We currently have a vacancy for a Teaching Laboratory Apprentice in our undergraduate teaching laboratories. The role is laboratory based and Teaching Laboratory Technician Apprentices will, during their 2-year apprenticeship, cover all aspects of the undergraduate teaching technician activities within the department.


What will the apprentice be doing?

  • They will work towards the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be a competent teaching laboratory technician.
  • As they progress through their apprenticeship, they will have the opportunity to be involved in supporting the undergraduate teaching with tasks such as setting up experiments, making pre-curser chemicals, operating AV equipment and assisting with data acquisition.
  • They will be included in day-to-day tasks such as measuring out chemicals, preparing glassware, chemical waste disposal, ensuring Health and Safety rules are followed and that good laboratory practices are in place.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a 27-month HNC in Applied Science qualification as part of the apprenticeship. The post is a fixed term contract in the first instance.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We offer a comprehensive reward package to attract, motivate and retain high performing staff at all levels and in all areas of work. The University offers a wide range of competitive benefits, from family leave entitlement, to shopping and travel discount schemes. Our generous annual leave package contributes to the positive wellbeing of our University employees. Sabbatical leave enables academics to focus on research and scholarship, whilst still maintaining their full salary. The University also has a career break scheme for academic and academic-related staff, with additional flexible working policies for all other staff

Skills Required

Communication skills, Interpersonal Skills, Willingness to learn

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade Grade 4/C or above) Essential
AS Level or equivalent Science (Grade Any) Essential
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