Cvs (UK) Limited

Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Cvs (UK) Limited (Employer)

West Suffolk College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £14,040.00
30.0 hours per week Monday - Friday (Wednesday day-release to college), 09:00 - 17:30
24 months (duration)
3 October 2022(start date)
Laboratory technician (apprenticeship standard)
30 September 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Specialist veterinary practice - Poultry - part of the CVS vet group. Slate Hall are over 25 years old and are the largest practice that CVS own. Slate Hall have 5 sites in the UK with Rampton being the biggest site and houses the lab. They are currently looking for a laboratory technician apprenticee to join their team.


What will the apprentice be doing?

Day to day point of contact: Helen Butler, Lab Manager The lab has a small team of 7 Technicians providing services for a number of companies in the poultry industry; both for meat and egg production. Much of the testing is accredited to ISO 17025 standards and has to follow set procedures. As an apprentice you would be providing support to this work in the following ways:

  • Media preparation, various agar plates and culture mediums
  • In-house equipment calibrations
  • Pouring off blood samples that arrive in the post
  • Preparation of faecal samples for parasitology analysis
  • Lab cleaning and waste disposal

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

  • The learner will be studying the Laboratory Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • Day release to West Suffolk College
  • Functional skills will be studied if equivalent qualifications are not held

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • On completion of the Apprenticeship, based on performance, a Laboratory Assistant or Laboratory Technician position may be offered

Reality Check

No local transport or nearby shops.

Skills Required

IT skills, Attention to detail

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4-9) Essential
AS Level or equivalent Science (Grade C+) Essential
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