Apprentice Lab Technician

Exeter, Devon
Year 1 £12,096 (under 21 years old), £15,839 (21 years and over)
03 Sep 2019
16 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Apprentice Lab Technician

Salary: Year 1 £12,096 (under 21 years old), £15,839 (21 years and over)

Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week

Contract: Fixed Term for duration of apprenticeship

Location: Exeter

We are looking for a full-time apprentice to train with our experienced team of science technicians. You will be based in our new Maths and Science Centre at Exeter College supporting teaching staff to deliver science practical activities and demonstrations to learners across our range of courses. These include A Levels, BTEC, Access to Higher Education and GCSEs across chemistry, biology, physics, forensic science, geology and environmental science. Each subject is taught in 12 dedicated and well-equipped laboratories serving each of these disciplines. You will mainly work out of one of three subject-specific preparation rooms.

You will have an interest in science and want to support others to learn. You will have good communication skills, the ability to work on your own initiative (with support at first as required), a logical approach and a good eye for detail. It is essential that you can work selflessly as part of a team to help your fellow technicians and staff to deliver an outstanding experience for our students.

As part of this role you will spend one day a week studying Applied Science in more detail to help you gain a theoretical understanding to complement the practical skills you will develop on-the-job. Through this you should gain a Level 3 BTEC Diploma, equivalent to two A levels in Science. This will be a fast-paced course which will require assignments to be regularly completed in your own time. You will also be expected to work during term time and take your holidays in the college holiday period. You will have a mentor and support from the technician team and the wider faculty staff.

We will aim to develop your skills and confidence to enable you to progress to work as an analytical and technically competent technician who could develop your career in any scientific laboratory as your potential next step.

To learn more about this role by viewing the detailed job description and to apply please visit the website

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Monday 16th September 2019 at midnight.

Interviews will be held in Exeter on Tuesday 24th September 2019.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure by the DBS.

We do not accept CVs, no agencies please.

Exeter College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Exeter College is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and access for all, irrespective of age, background, race, gender, religion, ability, disability or sexuality. We welcome applications for employment from the whole community.