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Materials Technician Apprentice Terra Tek

Terra Tek Ltd offers a wide range of laboratory and in-situ testing required in the construction industry. We are UKAS accredited, and have a thorough and robust system of training and auditing. We operate solely in the Geo-technical area within the Aston Clinton Branch. This is divided into three departments: routine, specialist and site testing.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 26 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    01 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

  • Key duties will include all parts of basic routine geo-technical testing, from sample preparation, to testing and processing of the results
  • Tests carried out in the laboratory cover a wide range of activities including but not limited: to determining moisture and densities of soil samples, constituent particles, strength characteristics using test equipment
  • Similarly, in-situ testing can involve attending clients’ sites and performing a range of testing in the field
  • Typically, this consists of following documented test procedures and using calibrated test equipment to determine the condition of the material at ground level
  • This can include measurements of moisture content, density, strength, settlement under pressure etc.
  • Full training on test activities will be provided
  • Due to increased demand, we are looking to expand our operations and grow our geo-technical team

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The ideal candidate should be:

  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office)
  • A good verbal and written communicator
  • A good problem solver and a competent level of maths

Personal qualities

  • Well motivated
  • Trustworthy
  • Punctual
  • Organised, with excellent attention to detail and common sense
  • Excellent work ethics is essential, as the technicians are expected to control their workload themselves and deliver in a timely manner

Desired qualifications

  • Candidates should ideally hold GCSE qualifications in English, maths and Science A-C grade (or equivalent), however lower grades will be considered
  • Driving licence is essential (for on-site testing and sample collection)

Future prospects

  • During the time of apprenticeship, the successful candidate will be trained and audited in various aspects of the geo-technical testing operations
  • Our goal is to create a fully competent geo-technical technician, whom we could offer a full-time permanent position within the team
  • There is scope to progress to different areas within the geo-technical operations and for promotions through various grades as competence and experience is gained

About the employer

Since formation in 1990, Terra Tek has grown to become one of the largest providers of in-situ and laboratory testing services in the UK ground investigation sector. We are proud to offer a friendly service with integrity.

Our rapidly expanding UKAS and MCERTS accredited laboratories provide an extensive range of routine and specialist geotechnical, aggregate, rock, chemical and on-site testing services.

Our extensive and loyal customer base has been established through our commitment to providing a service which is reliable, efficient, professional, friendly and enduring.

Terra Tek place a high priority on providing our employees with learning and development opportunities throughout their careers. The company places great importance on professional development and there are always opportunities to take part in both internal and external training programmes. Employees are also encouraged to gain professional qualifications to further develop their career.


Terra Tek


College Road North

Aston Clinton


HP22 5EZ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by YOUTH FORCE LIMITED


James Lang 01273776779

Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship Standard

Level 2 maths and English functional skills (if required)

Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 26 Sep 2021