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Laboratory & Associated Technical Level 3 Apprenticeship at Strode College

Course description

Opportunities exist for the laboratory science Apprenticeship across manufacturing, food production, textiles, packaging, environmental services and testing industries. People working in this area provide traceability and information to support the integrity of products in the market place. These vital roles have high levels of responsibility, particularly in senior positions, and career paths tend to move people into quality assurance roles.

As an apprentice, you’ll train as a junior laboratory technician and learn practical scientific skills. The nature of your work will depend on your employer, but whether you work for a pharmaceutical company, private business, or a university, you’ll probably be part of a team of other scientists and technicians. You might help collect and analyse samples, prepare cultures or specimens, set up experiments, and record and present data.  You might also be responsible for ordering and controlling laboratory stock and supplies and making sure laboratory equipment is clean and in good working order.

You will learn about the fundamentals of science, pick up practical skills as well as gaining qualifications. Completion of the Apprenticeship could lead to further qualifications or higher education. Once qualified, you might find yourself working in a research laboratory, hospital laboratory, environmental science laboratory, or laboratory within an educational establishment.

Each Apprenticeship Framework includes its own specific qualifications for the role and area of business that you work in, but all Apprenticeship Frameworks include Functional Skills in English and Maths and Employment Rights and Responsibilities.

Entry requirements

The level of Apprenticeship you can undertake will depend on your current skills and qualifications and the role offered by the employer.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Strode College directly.

Last updated date: 22 August 2016

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