bp Apprentice Lab Technician (Pangbourne) - Advanced (Level 3)

BP (Employer)

Csr Scientific Training Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £17,500.00
38.0 hours per week Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
24 months (duration)
5 September 2022(start date)
Laboratory technician (apprenticeship standard)
28 February 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Our Technology Centre is the main hub for the development of EV fluids for the next generation of mobility solutions support the transition to Net Zero. It’s a very exciting time as bp transitions to an integrated energy company and how we develop the elements supported by laboratory activities underpin this transition.


What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be working in the main technology center for bp Applied Sciences, in Pangbourne just outside Reading.


  • Develop a great foundation in laboratory operations and management
  • Learn what it takes to develop and blend lubricants for engines, hybrids and EV’s across the Castrol product range.
  • Develop the skills and knowledge for laboratory and operational best practice in one of bp’s largest technology center.
  • Work in a multi-disciplined team as part of a core business within bp

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

As a lab technician apprentice, you will learn:

  • To work safely in a lab environment and to follow quality procedures.
  • Regulatory requirements of the industry and lab.
  • Technical skills to fulfil their role.
  • How to produce, analyse and interpret data including the application of statistical techniques.
  • To communicate scientific information effectively.
  • To use appropriate scientific methods to identify the causes of problems and produce solutions.

You will get 20% of your time for training.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is the opportunity to learn about best laboratory practice, design of experiments, materials handling and analysis techniques.  Rotation through different departments is also an option should you be interested in analytical methods and testing as well as learning more about the development process for Castrol products.

Skills Required

Attention to detail, Team working, Science/engineering interest

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent Maths, English and Double/Triple Science (Grade Grade 4 (Grade C) or Higher) Essential
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