The Level 3 Laboratory Technician apprenticeship is for people who are working in a laboratory setting.
Apprenticeships are a popular choice for people aged 16 or above, looking for on the job training and the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification.
The Level 3 Laboratory Technician apprenticeship is for people who are working in a laboratory setting, supporting scientists and helping to carry out tests, research and investigations. This apprenticeship is suitable for those who are new to a laboratory setting, as well as for those who have been working a minimum of 30 hours per week, including training time.
Apprenticeship vacancies can be found at www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk
This apprenticeship can cover a wide range of laboratory based job roles, from smaller companies to very large employers such as universities.
To gain the full apprenticeship you will work towards the following qualifications:
Optional units can include:
A minimum of 5 or more GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or above. These must include Maths, English and at least one science subject. Higher level qualifications in science would be an advantage.
All applicants applying for an apprenticeship will be required to attend an interview and undertake initial assessments.
You will attend day release at college one day a week over two academic years.
You will be assessed in the workplace by an assessor through a portfolio of evidence. During your assessments, targets will be set to ensure that you complete your apprenticeship on time.
This apprenticeship will enable you to progress within the scientific field, and/or allow you to progress to a higher level qualification in science. You may be able to use your acquired skills to progress onto a team leader or supervisor type role.
Starting salaries typically £15,000 - £19,000 a year.
Salary once qualified and with some experience approximately £20,000 - £25,000 a year