St John Fisher Catholic High School

Apprentice Laboratory Technician – Apprentice Laboratory Technician

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our school science laboratory where we are looking to appoint enthusiastic and dedicated individuals with a passion for science.

Reference number: VAC001836142


Wage – £207.20 per week
Duration – 29 Months
Start date – 05 September 2022
Posted – 01/07/2022

Working Week:

4 days at the work place (flexibility is necessary due to some departments operating shifts) and 1 day at college in the academic terms. TBC. Total hours per week: 37.00.

Apprenticeship level




As part of the science team you will be involved in a wide range duties including:

  • Lab maintenance
  • Equipment inventory
  • Sourcing and repair
  • Chemical storage
  • Preparation of solutions and chemicals
  • Lesson preparation
  • Support the faculty at the annual Open Evening

The apprenticeship position will be based in the science faculty at St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy supporting the Senior Technician and the teachers within the science department.You will be trained in various aspects including: preparation of standard solutions, preparation and handling of chemicals, preparing lesson requisitions including dissections, radioactive sources, handling, preparing and making glassware and setting up various electrical circuits; maintaining faculty inventory, microbiology, lab upkeep, chemical and equipment storage and maintenance, keeping up to date with and following all Health and Safety guidance issued by CLEAPPS.As well as other duties to support the smooth running of the faculty.

Future prospects

Role of school Science technician.

Things to consider

Will be working with chemicals, ionising radiation, animal products and bacteria at different times.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Aptitude for learning
Good communication skills
Good team working skills
Good organisational skills
Computer literacy
Attention to detail
Able to work effectively as part of a team
Able to take instruction particularly in the early stages
Demonstrate that you are logical, analytical
Use your own initiative and work independently when required
Work to tight deadlines
Ability to change priorities at short notice
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to work with young people in a school environment
Desire to learn and improve skills on a daily basis


5 GCSE’s including science, maths and English at grade 5 or above (or equivalent).

About the employer

St John Fisher Catholic High School

Oxford Road, Dewsbury WF13 4LL
St John Fisher is a Catholic 11-18 mixed school with nearly 1100 students on roll (approximately 170 in the Sixth Form). The school was founded to help parents to provide a Catholic education for their children, and this remains our founding principle. We are committed to showing Christian care and concern for all staff, students and parents. The Science Faculty is highly regarded within our Academy with Science taught at Key Stage 3, 4 and 5.

Closing date: 29 July 2022