What will the apprentice be doing?
The apprenticeship position in year 1 will include placements in several departments at the Wakefield site to include both Microbiology and Chemistry analysis. Year 2 will see the apprentice placed in a single department to consolidate their skills and knowledge in preparation for the end point assessment.
As an apprentice analyst you will:
- Be trained in various analytical techniques including instrumentation
- Be expected to manage your apprenticeship studies alongside your work commitments with support from the ALS apprentice management team and Kirklees College
- Adhere to Health & Safety practices
- Maintain a safe and tidy work environment
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship Standard, which includes a Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Applied Science and maths and English Functional Skills if required.
As an apprentice laboratory technician, you will attend Kirklees College in Huddersfield one day a week and spend the rest of the week at ALS.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
After successful completion of the apprenticeship, there would be an opportunity to take on the role of Laboratory Analyst at ALS.
Things to consider
Will be working with chemicals and waste waters.