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Laboratory Technician (Science Technician) Level 3 Apprenticeship Endon High School

To work under the direction and instruction of senior staff to provide general technical support to the science department. Level 3 Laboratory technician.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    30 hours a week, Mon-Fri, Term Time Only. Exact times to be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    26 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    08 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Support to the Classroom

  • Provision of support services to the teaching staff in organising requirements for their work.
  • Preparation of materials to exact specification from stock as directed and clearing away equipment
  • Assistance to teaching staff with demonstration lessons and practical’s
  • Oversight of specialised teaching areas, stores and/or preparation rooms and arrangements for maintenance and repair services to equipment and working surfaces
  • Assisting in the maintenance of safety standards in the departments
  • Set up and try out experiments before lessons, assessments and examinations to ensure that they work


  • Maintenance of stock and breakage records, catalogues and user manuals
  • Assist in the annual audit of stock
  • Ordering, receiving and accounting for new stock and equipment


  • Assist with the development of resources
  • Operation of audio-visual equipment and arrangement for appropriate maintenance and servicing
  • Collect materials from school grounds and local suppliers
  • Prepare and make teaching aids as required

Health, Safety and Security

  • Deal with emergencies in classes, breakages and spillages of chemicals
  • Have knowledge of microbiological techniques – sterilisation and disposal of contaminated materials
  • Take care of plants and any animals within the area
  • Maintain and clean any scientific apparatus on an annual basis
  • Check materials and equipment before and after use by class for quantity and damage
  • To be responsible for the safe storage of chemicals and apparatus in accordance with The Trust’s Safety procedures

Support to School (this list is not exhaustive and should reflect the ethos of the school)

  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons you are responsible for or come into contact with
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Be aware of, support and ensure equal opportunities for all.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Assist with pupil needs as appropriate during the school day


The job holder will be expected to undertake any other duties which are not specifically listed but are within the remit, responsibility and accountability of the job

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good standard of practical knowledge
  • Good understanding and ability to use relevant equipment/technology
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team
  • Ability to relate well to children and to adults
  • Good organising, planning and prioritising skills
  • Methodical with a good attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Customer focused
  • Has a professional and respectful approach, which demonstrates support and shows mutual respect
  • Can demonstrate active listening skills
  • Takes responsibility and accountability
  • Committed to the needs of the pupils, parents and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude including suggesting solutions, participating, trusting and encouraging others and achieving expectations
  • Is committed to the provision and improvement of quality service provision
  • Is adaptable to change/embraces and welcomes change
  • Is enthusiastic and decisive
  • Communicates effectively
  • Has the ability to learn from experiences and challenges
  • Is committed to the continuous development of self and others by keeping up to date and sharing knowledge, encouraging new ideas, seeking new opportunities and challenges, open to ideas and developing new skills

Desired qualifications

GCSE (or equivalent) maths, English & Science - Grade 4/C minimum (essential)

Future prospects

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

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

Our school is a relatively small 11-16 comprehensive on the outskirts of Stoke-on-Trent, located about half-way between the Potteries and the market town of Leek. 

Our 700 pupils are representative of the area: some are from rural; farming families and others opt in from the nearby Stoke suburbs.

We are a true comprehensive, welcoming pupil from the full ability, social and economic ranges. We are also fully inclusive regarding pupils with physical disabilities and are very aware that we all benefit from working together.

Endon High is significantly popular with parents who would like their children to enjoy the many positive features of our school. The school is fairly small in size, and for this reason every year large numbers of parents are disappointed in their hopes of a place here.

Our academic standards are generally high, comparing well with both national and county averages. However, we believe that education is not merely about examination results, and we are committed to a broad and balanced experience generally. We provide a rich range of residential activities, trips and visits, opportunities for performance through concerts and shows, for achievement through sport, and for citizenship through involvement in a wide range of community-based and service activities.

We strongly believe that the school is a community which succeeds through partnership between pupils, teachers and parents, and that the strength of our school lies in its staff - teaching and non-teaching - who are true professionals, and (what's more) seem positively to enjoy the company of the young people in our care!

We are proud of our pupils and are delighted to celebrate their successes and good qualities whenever possible: their strengths are the school's strengths.


Endon High School


Leek Road



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Training provider

Let Me Play Ltd

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


Jack Mackain-Bremner 07788988289

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

Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory technician

Level 3 (A level)

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