Apprentice Laboratory Technician

Chippenham, Wiltshire
£4.15 per hour
30 Mar 2021
16 Apr 2021
Subject Area
Job Function
Estates and Facilities
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Within our Health and Life Sciences department we have a fantastic new role for an Apprentice Laboratory Technician.  This is a brilliant opportunity for a budding scientist to work within a laboratory environment whilst also studying for a BTEC Level 3 qualification.  This is an entry level role and would suit a school leaver or someone looking to take their next step in education whilst also learning on the job.  Unfortunately as the position is an apprenticeship we aren't able to consider applications from candidates who already hold qualifications above Level 3.  

For the position we can consider individuals who are available now, but also anyone who would be looking for work from September for next academic year.    

About the role

Within the position you will support the department by ensuring all required equipment and resources are available to support student learning.  This will include setting up and dismantling laboratory assessments, ensuring all equipment is in working order and ready for sessions and maintaining and keeping up to date inventories and records for equipment and materials. 

You will also ensure the health and safety of students and maintaining laboratory areas, so they are clean, tidy and ready for use. 

About You

To apply for the role, you will have a keen interest in science including minimum grade 4 or 5 within Science at GCSE level and be keen to learn and develop within the area.  You will also have grade 4/ C or above in GCSE Maths and English. 

You will be hard working, motivated, reliable and flexible with the ability to adjust to changing environments and react quickly.  You will be friendly and approachable with a desire to help colleagues and students alike. 

About Us

Wiltshire College and University Centre plays a vital role in Wiltshire’s economy, inspiring people to develop the skills they need to achieve.  Our five campuses are learning hubs in their communities, and we aspire to be an outstanding, financially robust and commercially agile provider, achieving our clear social mission on behalf of leaners and employers across Wiltshire and beyond.  Our turnover is around £35 million per annum, we employ some 800 staff, and support around 13,000 students.

Our benefits include a competitive salary and 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays and additional closure days over the Christmas period).  You will also be automatically enrolled into a generous pension scheme, have access to our employee assistance programme (EAP) and enjoy other benefits such as discounts with a wide variety of retailers, free car parking onsite and free access to gyms at our campuses. 

Closing date: 16th April 2021

Please note that vacancies may close early if sufficient applications have been received; therefore, we would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. 

Interview dates: TBC


Should you be successful we will require you to provide evidence of your qualifications as part of the onboarding process, you will also be required to obtain and maintain a Disclosure and Barring Certificate (DBS), enhanced with children’s barred list check.    

At Wiltshire College and University Centre we value diversity, and we recognise that people with different backgrounds bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge, and culture, and that this difference brings great strength. We are committed to the protection of young people and vulnerable adults and to safeguarding and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are proudly accredited to the Disability Confident Employer award, part of this means a commitment to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities.

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