Totally Natural Solutions Ltd

Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Totally Natural Solutions Ltd (Employer)

Youthforce (Training Provider)

Annual wage £12,000.00
37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday.
21 months (duration)
1 December 2021(start date)
Laboratory technician (apprenticeship standard)
1 November 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

The role of the Apprentice Laboratory Technician is to support the day-to-day Laboratory function. Completing daily tasks identified by the Technical Applications team, to assist the Technical Applications of new products and samples and ensure ongoing product quality and adherence to ISO accreditations and internal Quality Management Systems


Key responsibilities include:

  • Work safely in QC laboratory, maintaining excellent housekeeping and in accordance with Health and Safety, environment and risk management systems
  • Understand and follow quality procedures to meet the requirements of quality standards within workplace
  • Gain understanding of the internal and external regulatory environment for food safety in manufacturing, and comply with appropriate regulations
  • Prepare for laboratory tasks using the appropriate scientific techniques, procedures, and methods
  • Use of specified instrumentation and laboratory equipment, including calibration where required.
  • Produce reliable, accurate data and keep accurate records of laboratory work undertaken and results.
  • Perform laboratory tasks following specified methodologies, such as Standard Operating Procedures
  • Demonstrate technical competence in the use of specified instrumentation and laboratory equipment, including calibration where required
  • Produce reliable, accurate data and keep accurate records of undertaken laboratory work and results
  • Analyse, interpret and evaluate data to identify results requiring further investigation and seek advice from supervisor
  • Demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills and learn to recognise problems and how to apply appropriate scientific methods to identify causes and achieve solutions
  • Maintain accuracy in recording data and findings and keep detailed notes when recording results
  • Learn to effectively set up methods and samples for the Laboratory
  • Work independently to carry out tasks
  • Perform stock checks to maintain stock levels for laboratory consumables
  • Data entry of results into relevant software
  • Understand the needs and expectations of the customers (internal and external) with a collaborative approach
  • Gain knowledge to test raw materials & finished goods in accordance with Company standards
  • Establish clear communication channels with other teams within the department

Assist with other activities in the department when required

Future Prospects

Future prospects include (but are not limited to):

  • The prospect of a full time position after successful completion of the apprenticeship.
  • Progression to RSci Tech.
  • The possibility of a L4+ qualification.

Reality Check

  • Please note, candidates living within a 1 hour commute radius of the vacancy location will be prioritised

Skills Required

  • Presentable, with excellent communication skills with confidence to ask questions to ensure job requirements and underwriting matters are understood.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • Problem solving
  • Ability to work to instruction.
  • High attention to detail in producing a quality output and able to maintain this when under pressure.

Qualities Required

  • Enthusiastic and hardworking individual with a focus on providing the best possible service.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with others both internally and externally.
  • Aligns with company values
    • Knowledge
    • Passion
    • Innovation
    • Teamwork


Qualifications Required

  • GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English at grade C or above

Training Provided

Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship. 

Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths ( if required)

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