Apprentice Science Technician ORMISTON ACADEMIES TRUST

To develop the skills and knowledge to provide specialist curriculum area technical learning support at all levels to enrich, enhance, underpin and deliver the learning experience and contribute to pupil development under the guidance of senior staff.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 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: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    03 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Contributes to ensuring that lessons are conducted in a positive atmosphere, pupil contributions are routinely monitored and recorded, participates and provides related guidance to support curriculum delivery with individuals and groups of pupils to ensure specific learning objectives are achieved. 
  • Provide supervised specialist resource support for experiments, projects or teaching activities to inform, support and engage all pupils and signpost access to a broad range of related learning activities and opportunities.
  • Assists with and operates equipment under supervision to support teaching activity and enhance the learning experience with a particular focus or within a specific curriculum area.
  • Assists with the construction of complex apparatus and equipment, under supervision prepares materials and ingredients including hazardous substances.
  • Assist with monitoring, ordering, preparing, storing, allocation and disposal of a range of related learning resources and equipment to ensure security and safekeeping.
  • Assists with the maintenance of an inventory of equipment and materials, records resource usage, distribution and transactions to inform monitoring, replenishment, replacement, enable audit and ensure safe keeping.
  • Ensures that all equipment and materials are prepared, organised and available to facilitate planned teaching and learning activities within a specific area of focus or activity.
  • Monitor pupil’s and young people’s conduct and behavior throughout the mainstream learning process and intervene to resolve complex, difficult or challenging issues using appropriate techniques, skills strategies and routine sanctions to de-escalate potential very difficult situations or resolve conflict with individual and groups of pupils and establish, maintain or restore a safe and calm atmosphere conducive to learning and ensure the safety and wellbeing of pupils, staff and visitors.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Good standard of education but in particularly GCSE’s grades A-C or equivalent in Maths, English and Science.

Work towards relevant technical qualification equal to at least an NVQ 3 and evidence of relevant ongoing professional development.

Understanding of the issues related to supporting and delivering differentiated learning including pupils with different learning abilities within a specific technical area of the curriculum.

Understanding of the contribution support staff have in enhancing and underpinning the learning process and achieving learning outcomes

Good understanding of the learning objectives related to a specific technical area or specialism at all curriculum levels. 

An understanding of the relevant safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures

Good communication and inter-personal skills

Good Literacy and Numeracy skills

Good IT skills

Good behavior management skills

Ability to relate well to children and adults

Understanding of the relevant Technical, Health, Safety, Lifting, Handling policy and regulations.

Personal qualities

Technical competence to undertake complex experiments, projects or teaching support activities in a specific curriculum or technical area.

Ability to devise, construct, set up, operate, inspect, service, repair and maintain complex equipment and learning resources and maintain a clean and orderly working environment.

Record keeping and administrative skills to record purchases, transactions and stock activity.

Qualifications required

5 GCSE's - A-C grade, inc. Maths & English

Future prospects


About the employer

Ormiston Maritime Academy is a vibrant, forward thinking academy providing a comprehensive and inclusive education to students from age 11–16. We moved into our new academy build in 2010, this has enabled us to provide students with state of the art facilities, enhancing learning further and highlighting the importance of technology within the society we live in. Exam results have improved steadily over the last few years and are predicted to rise further this year. We pride ourselves on being a values driven school and our ASPIRE (Achievement, Support, Perseverance, Independence, Respect and Enthusiasm) values are at the heart of academy life.




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DN34 5AH

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Training provider


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Training provider

Let Me Play Ltd

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017