Technical Apprentice Lkab Minerals Richmond Limited

To undertake a four year apprenticeship, to provide support in the Technical department while learning Laboratory Skill such as testing and analysing various minerals using wet and physical chemistry. To enhance your learning experience there may be opportunities to work at any of our UK sites for short periods.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    4 days (8 hours a day) a week on site, 1 day a week at college

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    4 years

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    03 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Lab Technician Apprenticeship

A typical Day.

  • Report to Line Manager/direct supervisor
  • Reflect on previous day’s outputs
  • Attend morning meeting to pick up any actions from production or customers
  • Lab testing/data input
  • College/project related activities agreed with line manager supervisor.


  • One to one with Line manager/Supervisor (15 mins)


  • One to One with senior manager (Technical Manager, National Engineering Manager and HR Manager on a Rota)


Appraisal (with 6 monthly review) Technical Manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Analytical
  • Organised

Personal qualities

  • Conscientious
  • Honest
  • Determined
  • Good teamwork

Qualifications required

  • 5 GCSE’s C or above - Science, English, Maths B Minimum (or equivalent)

Future prospects

We are searching for people that are looking to start on their career path in Industry. On completion of the apprenticeship there is the potential to move into a full time role within the company. This may not be limited to the Technical / Quality Department as other opportunities may arise within the business based on the individuals performance and interests during their apprenticeship (Sales role, purchasing role, etc…)

Things to consider

The starting salary £160 per week, this is increased annually on a rising percentage scale up to the group average salary of our resident Lab Technicians. Application Process Stage One If you meet the entry criteria you will be invited to attend a Preparation Event at Loughborough College Stage Two Following your attendance at our Preparation Event, if you are shortlisted your application will sent to the employer who will select candidates for interview with the company. Please note the job details specify the closing date of the vacancy. However we do reserve the right to close adverts early, for example, where we have received an unprecedented high volume of applications or at the employer’s request.

About the employer

LKAB Minerals is a sub-division of the Swedish state owned company LKAB. The parent company mine and process Iron ore mainly in the north of Sweden. LKAB Minerals trade and process a diverse range of minerals for sale into many different applications and have 5 processing sites around the UK.


Lkab Minerals Richmond Limited




DE21 7BE

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Training provider

  • Level 3 Lab Technician Apprenticeship
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science:
  • Competency Training Programme or NVQ Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities;
  • English and Maths (Level 2) if required;
  • Training to be part of contracted hours making up the working week.
  • If functional skills are required they will be delivered on a weekly basis at Loughborough College

Apprenticeship framework

Laboratory and Science Technicians

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Loughborough College


Jill Fox 01509 515461

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017