Apprentice Laboratory Technician

Vacancy: Laboratory Technician Apprentice
Are you looking to start and develop your career in cutting edge science and technology? We have now an exciting opportunity for a Laboratory Technician Apprentice available!
Working within our experience and talented analytical team and reporting to the Laboratory Team Leader, you will prepare and analyse samples for the Refining and Chemicals business. These samples may take a variety of forms including powders and liquids. This is a crucial part of our business, as the samples are analysed for their elemental content, especially looking for precious metals.
At the end of this apprenticeship you will become a qualified Laboratory Technician.
Key responsibilities
To ensure all regulations with regard to EHS and security are strictly observed.
To prepare samples for analysis submitted by approved procedure with due regard to required accuracy, precision and delivery times.
To prepare standard stock solutions and calibration standards as required.
Ensure all analysis waste is disposed of appropriately and consumables stocked to minimum levels
Carry out routine analysis on samples
To ensure work is performed at minimum cost by making efficient use of time, equipment and materials.
To ensure that the integrity of the samples and process are maintain at all times
To attend approved training courses as requested.
Complete all apprenticeship related work on time and to the required standard
Are you the ideal candidate?
You will have:
GCSEs (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Mathematics and English
Ability to learn and follow procedures
Demonstrate excellent numerical/maths skills and use of Microsoft Office
Team player able to support other disciplines if required
Strong communications and interpersonal skills
Good Health and Safety awareness
Good attention to detail
Previous experience working in a laboratory environment would be an advantage
Due to the nature of this role applicants must be non-smokers, have been free from nicotine products for at least 3 months, and be 18 years or older as of 1 st September 2018. Anticipated start date of the training is September 2018.
We offer competitive benefit package which includes but is not limited to: free lunch, 25 days annual leave, a strong training and development programme, medical cash plan, attractive company bonus scheme, share incentive plan and many more!
How to apply:
Internal applicants should advise their line manager before applying. If you have the necessary skills and experience to join our team, please apply online.
Candidates will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
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