Awe Plc

Physics Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Awe Plc (Employer)

Awe Plc (Training Provider)

Annual wage £11,000.00
37.0 hours per week Monday to Thursday: 8.25 hours Alternate Fridays: 8 hours
24 months (duration)
1 September 2022(start date)
Laboratory technician (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
20 January 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Experimental Physics at AWE involves the study of unusual materials in extreme conditions. Placements range from working with high power lasers to diagnosing high explosives.


What will the apprentice be doing?

As a Physics Laboratory Technician Apprentice, you will spend the first few weeks of your apprenticeship within AWE’s Skills Academy, before moving out into placements within the business. During the time in placements you will undertake and complete various laboratory-based projects which will enable you to develop a complete set of skills and knowledge required to work successfully at AWE.

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

During your apprenticeship journey, you will learn the following skills:

·Preparing and setting up optical equipment

·Assembly and metrology of complex physics experiments

·Operating diagnostic equipment

·Use of specialist laboratory equipment

·Checking and reporting of results

·Laboratory safety

·Handling of hazardous substances- awareness of radioactive and explosive materials

·Quality and its application in a laboratory environment

·Customer service skills

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As an apprentice with AWE, you will be offered a permanent contract from day one. Following the successful completion of the programme, you will move into a role within the business. This is typically a role where you have completed a placement as a part of the programme. From here, you will build your career as an AWE employee.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Health & Safety Aware, Passion & Motivation

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above) Desired
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