Socotec UK Limited

Asbestos Laboratory Technician Apprentice (Level 3) - Advanced (Level 3)

Socotec UK Limited (Employer)

Tiro Training Ltd (Training Provider)

Annual wage £15,000.00
39.0 hours per week Monday to Friday 9 am to 5pm
21 months (duration)
1 July 2022(start date)
Laboratory technician (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
30 June 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

As a laboratory technician apprentice for SOCOTEC your goal will be working with the laboratory team where you will receive, prepare, and partially analyse samples for a range of analytical testing.


What will the apprentice be doing?

With support from your mentor, you will be trained in how to work safely in a quality-controlled laboratory, whilst maintaining excellent housekeeping and in accordance with Health and Safety, environment, and risk management systems.

Other duties you will be responsible for with training, include:

• To always maintain good laboratory practice, standard operating procedures, local rules and regulations

• To be aware of and conform to the Laboratory Quality System, specifically UKAS (ISO17025) and MCERTS requirements.

• To ensure compliance with the Health and Safety requirements of the department

• To update and maintain all work records ensuring they are completed in an appropriate manner, and both filed and stored correctly.

• To embrace and actively participate in positive change, being responsible for your own development within the business.

• To adhere to and support the Line Manager in attaining the production and quality targets of the department.

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

  • Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship Standard. 
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English (if required)

Over 21 months, you’ll devote 20% of your 39 hours of working time towards a Level 3 Laboratory Technician apprenticeship. You’ll be trained by an expert tutor from Tiro as well as an experienced mentor at SOCOTEC who together, will make sure you develop the knowledge, skills, and work habits you’ll need to succeed in your career. The best part? You’ll be earning while you learn.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Tiro and SOCOTEC goal is to transform you into a fully competent technician, ideally open to accepting a full-time, permanent position within the team upon completion of your apprenticeship.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent Maths, English and a Science (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
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