Laboratory Technician Apprenticeships

We have joined forces to offer a new laboratory technician apprenticeship suitable for chemical, primary and secondary pharmaceutical, biotechnology, formulated products, nuclear and analytical science services companies. This apprenticeship is recognised at Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) level.

18-24 months

Course Overview

The Growth Company and The Manufacturing Institute have a long and proud history of producing high quality, practically trained apprentices and developing the skills of teams in businesses of all sizes from the shop floor to the boardroom.

We have joined forces to offer a new laboratory technician apprenticeship suitable for chemical, primary and secondary pharmaceutical, biotechnology, formulated products, nuclear and analytical science services companies. This apprenticeship is recognised at Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) level.

Level 3 Laboratory Technician

Once completed, laboratory technicians will be able to work safely in a laboratory, maintaining excellent housekeeping whilst following appropriate safety, environment and risk management systems. They will understand and follow quality procedures to meet the requirements of quality standards relevant to the workplace, and the internal and external regulatory environment pertinent to the sector.

They will also be able to prepare for laboratory tasks using the appropriate scientific techniques, procedures and methodologies; analyse, interpret and evaluate data and identify results requiring further investigation - seeking advice of senior colleagues as appropriate - and understand and apply statistical techniques for data presentation.

Laboratory technicians will be able to communicate scientific information appropriately, including the use of Laboratory Information Management Systems, recognise problems and apply appropriate scientific methods to identify causes and achieve solutions.

They will also be able to take part in continuous performance improvement and understand the business environment in which the company operates including their personal role within the organisation, ethical practice and codes of conduct.

Employer benefits

  • A leaner, more efficient workplace where costs and waste are reduced
  • Improved productivity and performance
  • Better employee retention, teamwork and motivation
  • Show current and prospective customers you are investing in your people and quality improvements

Employee benefits

  • New knowledge and skills
  • Nationally-recognised qualifications
  • A great career development opportunity
  • Improved morale and better job satisfaction

Delivery

Typical duration for the level 3 apprenticeship is between 18-24 months.

Workplace assessments and observations, typically every 8-10 weeks - although all sessions can be timed around changing shift patterns or night shifts.

Off the job technical training is delivered one day a week by sector specific, experienced trainers with additional online support available.

We include individual assessment and development of maths and English skills where required.

Apprentices complete level 3 or 4 qualifications in a science or technology discipline relevant to their occupation, which is recognised for professional registration by RSciTech, prior to completing the end-point assessment.

Funding: We are an approved government training provider within the engineering and advanced manufacturing sectors and have funding opportunities available. If you are an employer with over £3m payroll, we are an approved training provider to utilise your Levy funds. If your payroll is under £3m, we also have a funding contract to help you.

Recruitment: If you would like to recruit a laboratory technician apprentice and have a suitable vacancy, we offer a free professional recruitment service as part of the apprenticeship programme. The apprenticeship can be delivered to new employees or used to upskill your existing teams.

Why choose us? Laboratory technician apprenticeship training will be delivered by our assessors and trainers who have extensive industry specific experience. They have in-depth knowledge and experience of implementing operational effectiveness to world class standards, delivering proven results for employers including increases in productivity and cost savings.

We also have a wide range of engineering, office based and management apprenticeship programmes available.

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