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Laboratory Technician Apprentice

The Department of Biochemistry recruits an apprentice each year to join their training scheme, in this case to start in May 2018.

The successful candidate will be supported by full advanced apprentice training (to a Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard) in conjunction with Cambridge Regional College, including vocational and technical certificate courses. Technical certification will be in the form of a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Sciences whilst vocationally the Apprenticeship will focus on a professional portfolio and preparation for the end point assessment.

Whilst at work there will be great opportunities to experience a broad range of activities in a variety of laboratories, research groups and core Department support services. As experienced apprenticeship trainers we can offer a supportive working environment and mentoring scheme together with involvement in world-leading research activity.

Applicants should have five GCSE's or equivalent at grades A-C, including Mathematics, Science and English, or expect to gain this level of qualification this summer. We are looking for individuals who have a real interest in Science and/or engineering and who are able to demonstrate an aptitude for practical problem solving. Good IT and communication skills would be an asset.

The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquires can be made by contacting Ryan Bentley -

Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact the HR team -

Please quote reference PH15156 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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