St Pauls Girls School

Laboratory Technician Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

St Pauls Girls School (Employer)

Tiro Training Ltd (Training Provider)

Annual wage £12,809.00
36.25 hours per week Monday to Friday, working hours TBC. This will be working for a school so 38 weeks of the year (term time)
21 months (duration)
28 February 2022(start date)
Laboratory technician (apprenticeship standard)
28 January 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

This opportunity is working with the Science department to support the delivery of a varied and exciting science curriculum within the school. The laboratories are all equipped with modern facilities such as whiteboards and are extremely well resourced. Each department has four laboratories and a dedicated preparation room.


Founded in 1904, St Paul’s was one of the first schools to believe in the importance of educating women to fulfil their potential, giving them the skills and confidence to take their place with pride in a modernising and fast-moving world. That tradition remains at our core.

An enthusiastic and motivated apprentice is required to join a team of technicians working to support the delivery of a varied and exciting science curriculum within the school.

As a science & laboratory technician apprentice for St Paul’s Girls School you will be under the supervision of the Laboratory Manager, assisting the technician team with some or all the following core activities:

  • Preparing solutions and materials
  • Preparing microbiological resources and cultures for living organisms
  • Caring for plants and animals
  • Assembling, constructing, and modifying apparatus
  • Delivering equipment, materials, and organisms to rooms
  • Collecting, checking, and returning resources to stores
  • Ensuring that stock levels are maintained, and future requirements are identified
  • Ensuring the availability of suitable resources
  • General cleaning of laboratory bench surfaces sinks and fixed equipment
  • Disposing of waste materials
  • Carrying out and following risk assessments for technician activities
  • Carrying out health and safety checks on laboratories, prep rooms, and stores, including the equipment held within, as indicated by the science department safety checklists

The Advanced Level Apprenticeship (Level 3 Laboratory Technician) provides individuals with a sound knowledge base that can support them in undertaking further learning and development of their careers.

Over 21 months, you’ll devote 20% of your 36.25 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 St Paul’s Girls School who together, will make sure you develop the knowledge, skills, and work habits you’ll need to succeed in your career.

Future Prospects

As a qualified laboratory technician there would be scope  across all secondary school sectors the candidate would be highly employable.

Reality Check

This is working for a School so salary is based on 38 weeks of the year, working 36.25 hours a week.

DBS Check will be required.

Skills Required

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Highly organised and self-motivated with an ability to work independently
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

Qualities Required

  • Flexible approach to duties
  • A professional and mature approach to working in a school environment in relation to current safeguarding guidelines
  • Should have a genuine interest in education and working in the science department of a leading independent school

Qualifications Required

  • Ideally English, maths and Science GCSE A-C/8-4 grade or equivalent (however lower grades will be considered, so don’t be put off)
  • A-level in science is desirable

Training Provided

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