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Laboratory Technician Level 3 Apprentice Woolmer Hill College

Your responsibilities will include preparation of materials and equipment for practical lessons, organisation and ordering of materials, together with admin and some general maintenance work. Health and Safety training will be provided.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £193.50 - £246.00

  • Working week

    Mon-Fri. Term time only. Potential opportunity of flexible working (provided that the needs of the school are met). Details to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    26 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    29 Apr 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main duties and responsibilities:

Reporting to the Senior Science Technician the post holder will:

  • To abide by the guidance given by CLEAPSS in relation to: Practical Science / Health and Safety / Risk Assessment / Sources and Use of Chemicals
  • To prepare materials and equipment for class use, ie, demonstrations, experiments, examinations and assessments by students
  • To support the Senior Science Technician in ensuring that equipment, apparatus, tools and machines are kept in good order and repaired, serviced or replaced when necessary
  • To ensure the general security of materials, chemicals, equipment and apparatus in the laboratories and in the preparation rooms
  • To support the Senior Science Technician in carrying out routine and ad-hoc safety checks on equipment, as required, and keep a record of all inspections
  • To ensure that work is undertaken in accordance with relevant Health and Safety regulations, undertaking appropriate training to ensure knowledge is kept up-to-date
  • To undertake training relevant to the area of expertise, eg, electrical testing, risk assessment
  • To ensure that the laboratories and preparation rooms are maintained in a clean, tidy and safe condition
  • To care for plant and animal resources within the Department
  • To support the Senior Science Technician in maintaining adequate stocks of consumables, re-ordering, checking deliveries, records of expenditure and undertaking annual stock checks
  • To be responsible for departmental filing
  • To prepare materials for teachers and/or students when required for class use, ie, demonstrations, experiments, examinations and assessments
  • To assist, when necessary, in a teaching situation or demonstration
  • To assist, when practicable, with extra-curricular clubs
  • To assist with the setting up and maintenance of displays within the curriculum area, in laboratories and corridors
  • To undertake other clerical, administrative or technical tasks which fall within the purview of the post as directed by the Subject Leader or Operations Manager
  • To participate in the Academy’s performance appraisal system
  • To act as a first-aider (as part of a team – training will be provided)

The duties of this post may vary over time as the needs of the Department change.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Understanding of basic principles of health and safety in a school environment
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Experience of working in a scientific field or laboratory environment
  • Experience of working in a school or similar establishment
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and good standard of numeracy and literacy skills
  • Ability to build and form good relationships with young people and colleagues
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team, understanding school roles and responsibilities including own
  • Ability to absorb and understand a wide range of information
  • Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities
  • Ability to adhere to, and interpret, working procedures and policies in a school environment

Personal qualities

  • Organised, reliable, committed and trustworthy
  • Able to work flexibly to meet deadlines and respond to unplanned situations
  • Desire to enhance and develop skills and knowledge through CPD
  • Commitment to the highest standards of child protection
  • Recognition of the importance of personal responsibility for Health & Safety
  • Commitment to the school’s ethos, aims and its whole community
  • Warm and welcoming whilst always completely professional
  • Robust, resilient and positive!
  • Sense of humour

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE or equivalents at grade C / 4 in Maths and English (essential) 
  • Science GCSE or equivalents or higher qualification

Future prospects

Possible full-time employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

Woolmer Hill is a successful 11-16 mixed comprehensive school based on a wonderful 25 acre site on the outskirts of Haslemere on the Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire borders. The school attracts students from a wide area including Thursley, Grayshott, Beacon Hill, Chiddingfold, Grayswood, Hindhead, Liphook and Churt, as well as Haslemere itself. We are a growing, over-subscribed and friendly school with a strong and supportive community spirit and inclusive ethos. We have high expectations of all members of our school community.

“Students’ behaviour in lessons and around the school is exemplary. They are kind and respectful towards each other, their teachers and visitors”

“The atmosphere in school is one of calm purpose and enjoyment of learning” 

OFSTED, January 2018


Woolmer Hill College


Woolmer Hill Road


GU27 1QB

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Training provider

Let Me Play Ltd

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Let Me Play Ltd


Nina Sandhu 07724847420

  • Laboratory Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills if required 

Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory technician

Level 3 (A level)

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