Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship James Durrans & Son Ltd

The role includes all aspects of Laboratory testing, including particle sizing, chemical analysis, viscosity evaluation, raw material and finished goods sampling and testing.

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Closing date: 25 Jul 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    22 Sep 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The successful applicant will be trained on all aspects of Laboratory testing, including particle sizing, chemical analysis, viscosity evaluation, raw material and finished goods sampling and testing, loose and compacted densities, etc.


The applicant will be trained by other members of the Laboratory/Management team.


The applicant will gain experience, especially around the quality system including quality control, quality assurance, data input/data review, other documentation requirements.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office is preferred, but not essential as training will also be provided in this area.

Personal qualities

  • Good communication skills
  • Good teamworker
  • Problem solving attitude
  • Organised to manage own work load
  • Reliable and responsible

Qualifications required

5 A to C GCSE and must include Maths, English and a Science or equivalent qualifications.

Future prospects

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to progress within the organisation, and this is something which James Durrans and Sons are looking from individuals.

About the employer

James Durrans Sons origins go back to the introduction of its blacking powders. Developed over many years, it has provided both Iron and Steelworks with a range of carbon powders that give consistent performance and are :- Simple to use and easy to mix. The blacking product range has many variations which can be considered the industry standard. Continuous development ensures that the range can meet the exacting requirements of the foundries and steelworks improving performance and productivity. A full list of products is available. Please let us quote for your specific application. Prepared ready for use in liquid or powder form, suitable equipment is available through James Durrans Groups to optimise usage.


James Durrans & Son Ltd


Phoenix Works



S36 9QU

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Training provider

Attendance at Barnsley College to complete an advanced level 3 apprenticeship in Laboratory technician applications.

Also to attend functional skills where required

Apprenticeship framework

Laboratory and Science Technicians

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Barnsley College


Rachelle Schofield 01226 216 166

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Closing date: 25 Jul 2017