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Laboratory Technician Apprentice

13 Jan 2020
13 Feb 2020
Contract Type:
Job Advert
Are you interested in a career in Science? Would you like a permanent job NOW, not the hope of one sometime in the future? 

Join us as a Laboratory Technician Apprentice and you can be a part of the ambitious team that brings Avara Foods to life, whilst gaining a level 3 qualification! 

Purpose of the role:

You’ll be a member of our Laboratory team from day 1, gaining experience in the various departments within the lab, whilst simultaneously, completing a two-year programme. You will gain a Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science and have a permanent role of Laboratory Technician at the end of the programme.  

You will gain experience in:
  • Undertaking routine laboratory work in the microbiology and chemistry labs, performing analysis to CLAS, TLAS and UKAS/DEFRA standards.
  • Producing, analysing and interpreting data including the application of statistical techniques.
  • Using the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) in accordance with the procedures.
  • Communicating scientific information effectively.
  • Appropriately using scientific methods to identify the causes of problems and produce solutions.
  • Complying with food safety and HSE guidelines.
  • Co-operating in the continuous improvement of quality, safety and productivity standards.
  • Meeting housekeeping and hygiene standards individually and as part of a team.
  • Referring to the written methods when carrying out tasks to ensure accreditation compliance.
  • Carrying out instructions as given to you by management.
What we are looking for:
  • An existing secondary school qualification in a scientific area (Biology or Chemistry) would be desirable. 
  • Due to this being a Levy Funded opportunity, any suitable candidates should not already have an equivalent level qualification. 
  • Good level of English and Maths. 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Competent IT skills 
What’s in it for you?

As a valued member of our Laboratory Team you can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following: an excellent pension scheme and private health care.  There’s a range of other benefits to help you make valuable tax and national insurance savings too.
  • Weekly Online Tutorials – Virtual classrooms to assist you as you gain your qualification.
  • A Vocational Skills Coach (VSC) to visit and assist you once every eight weeks.
If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today!

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.