Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship Anochrome Group Limited

Excellent opportunity working for an established insurance company based in the West Midlands with over 60 years experience.

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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, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    26 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties include:

  • Analysis of all processes in line with schedules or as work load dictates
  • Maintain a clean and orderly laboratory area, be responsible for daily clean ups.                      
  • Add or advise on chemicals to be added to production line baths
  • Assist to maintain logs for chemical additions and inventory.
  • Ensure all Product testing & Development Matrixes are completed as required
  • Advise & Supervise low level solution maintenance.
  • Product development Inc. the preparation & testing of paint test panels, Sample parts & testing as required
  • Mixing of Paint for Production Processes
  • Ensuring the latest issue of Product data sheets are held & issued as required
  • Maintaining the Laboratory Procedures & Records.
  • Oven monitoring & control
  • Conduct health & safety audits

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Computer literate and effective team player

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude
  • Motivated and enthusiastic

Qualifications required

  • This position requires a good standard of education especially in chemistry based subjects.
  • Laboratory experience or experience within the Metal finishing industry would be a distinct advantage.
  • Basic computer skills are required (Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Candidate must be able to travel to work on time. 

Future prospects

Possibility of a full time post upon completing the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: This position receives frequent supervision and instructions from the Technical Manager or other management personnel. Technicians work is reviewed daily by Supervision. INTERACTION WITH OTHERS: This position interacts frequently with other supervisory personnel. This position interacts frequently and constantly with finishing shop personnel. This position requires a lot of standing & walking. Good close, distance and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to see colours and adjust focus are required.

About the employer

The Anochrome Group of companies are one of the oldest and largest surface coating and finishing specialists, predominantly based in the UK but with growing overseas interests. • 4 UK based manufacturing units. • Overseas site in the Czech Republic. • Employees over 200 people. • Processes in excess of 3000 tons of products per week. • Service over 1,500 customers. If you have any questions on Anochrome processes please ring 01902 397333 or mail History Founded in Wolverhampton in 1946 by the family of the current owners, the Anochrome Group is the UK’s largest independent metal finishing company. Offering a diverse array of coatings and applications across all industrial sectors, its roots lie firmly in the anti-corrosion, functional and decorative properties of its products, applied using the most up to date technology and techniques. Having started production of Chrome and Nickel plating near Wolverhampton town centre over 65 years ago, the Company grew over the years, acquiring Anochrome Ltd. in Walsall in the 1970s, and growing organically across the West Midlands region, whilst relocating Head Office and WEP Ltd. to its current purpose built facility in Wolverhampton.


Anochrome Group Limited


U S A M Trading Estate, Wood Lane


WV10 8HN

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Training provider

NVQ Level 3 in Laboratory and Science Technicians. 

Apprenticeship framework

Laboratory and Science Technicians

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City of Wolverhampton College


Laura Head 01902 834249

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