United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

Laboratory Technician (Chemical Science) Apprenticeship Level 5 - Foundation Degree (Level 5)

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (Employer)

Csr Scientific Training Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £13,275.00
37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday 8.15am to 4.30pm
36 months (duration)
13 September 2021(start date)
Technician Scientist (apprenticeship standard)
8 March 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

The apprentice will be working as part of a wider scientific team, which may include laboratory scientists and laboratory technicians. The UKAEA leads the world in fusion research with a wide range of programmes working on the key challenges of putting fusion power on the grid


What will the apprentice be doing?

A technician scientist carries out established laboratory based investigations and basic scientific experimentation using bench and instrumentation techniques. They use a range of routine skills and some advanced and specialised skills following well established principles associated with their organisation’s science and technology, which may typically be within chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, formulated products or analytical services.

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

The qualification is a Higher National Diploma or a Foundation Degree in a science or technology discipline relevant to the job role.Training will be provided by the CSR Group based at Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This qualification could be topped up to a Level 6 Degree if appropriate. Typical job titles include; Analytical Support Chemist, Technical Support Scientist, Microbiology Support Scientist, Process Development Technologist, Laboratory Assistant, Senior Laboratory Technician, Assistant Scientist, Technical Specialist  (Scientist), Quality Control Laboratory Assistant, Laboratory Co-ordinator, Technical Laboratory Assistant, Laboratory Analyst and Laboratory Research Assistant

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent Maths, English, Science + 2 others (Grade C (4-9)) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Science (Grade C or above) Essential
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