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Lab Technician Apprenticeship J2739Ref Num: J2739

Vacancy Details

Employer Name: South West Apprenticeship Company
SN16 0DF
Contact Details
Contact: Administration Team
Telephone: 01452 733962
Email: applications@theswac.org.uk
Full Description of Vacancy:
A great opportunity for a school or college leaver to join an academy School in Malmesbury and become a part of their Science Technician Team.  We are looking for individuals that are keen and motivated to work in a laboratory and scientific environment.  
During your apprenticeship you will train as a Science Technician and learn practical scientific skills. You will also learn about the fundamentals of science, pick up practical skills and complete an Apprenticeship in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities (Education Science).
The main purpose of the role is to prepare resources and set up Scientific equipment and resources for School experimentation.  
Key Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare equipment and practical materials for lessons
  • Ensure safe storage of materials and equipment
  • Maintain science rooms to ensure a safe and clean working environment
Job Role:
  • Prepare equipment and practical materials prior to lessons 
  • Deliver equipment to classes and collect, check and return to ensure that it is safely, securely and appropriately stored
  • Clearing up after lessons to include cleaning glassware, loading dishwasher etc.
  • Support set-up of equipment and experiments 
  • Support the other Science Technicians
  • Maintain science rooms and equipment to ensure a safe and clean working environment
  • Service, repair or construct equipment under the supervision of the Senior Technician
  • Safe disposal of waste
  • Follow health and safety procedures for scientific or technical activities 
  • Maintain effective and efficient working relationships for scientific or technical activities 
  • Use information recordings systems for scientific or technical activities
Desired skills:
  • Good Literacy and Numeracy skills,
  • Good organisational skills,
  • Strong communication skills,
  • Ability to work off of own initiative and also as part of a team
Personal qualities:
  • A level of maturity commensurate with working in a school environment will be required.
  • Motivated by making a difference to children’s learning & development
  • Willing to learn and professionally develop
  • Committed to self-development
  • Does what they say they will do when they make a commitment – i.e. show up on time and not let people down
  • Values others
  • Effective communicator - good listener, sincere
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident to take the lead when appropriate
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Committed to collective success
  • Socially adept
  • Creative and innovative
Qualifications required:
5 A*-C GCSEs (grades 5 to 9) including Mathematics, English Language
and Science or equivalent
A or AS Level qualification in Science or a First Diploma (BTEC) in Applied Science or equivalent
37 hours per week – term time only
Monday to Thursday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm and Friday 8.30 am to 4.00 pm
With a ½ hour unpaid lunch break
Skills Required: Ability to learn Can manage themselves Can plan and organise Problem solver Shows initiative Team player
Qualifications Required: 5 A*-C GCSEs (grades 5 to 9) including Mathematics, English Language and Science or equivalent, A or AS Level qualification in Science or a First Diploma (BTEC) in Applied Science or equivalent
Personal Qualities:



Common sense
Honesty and Integrity
Personal Presentation
Sense of Humour
Additional Detail
Important Other Information: Attire – smart casual, sensible shoes (no sandals) White lab coat and protective glasses will be provided.
Reality Check: You will be working with 11-16 year olds
Supplementary Application Form Questions
Question 1: How are you going to get to work?
Question 2: What interests you in a role in science?
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