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Laboratory Technician Apprentice Allestree Woodlands Leisure Ltd

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

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £146.25

  • Working week

    8.30 to 3.30 with 30 minutes for lunch

    Total hours per week: 32.50

  • Expected duration

    25 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    13 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001737496

  • Positions

    1 available

  • 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

Administration

  • Maintenance of stock and breakage records, catalogues and user manuals.
  • Assist in the annual audit of stoc
  • Ordering, receiving and accounting for new stock and equipment
  • Assist in the writing and implementation of department risk assessments

Resources

  • 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
  • Hold (or be prepared to train for) a relevant first aid qualification

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 equivalent in maths and English at grade C/4

Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English

Future prospects

Potential for a full-time role at the school 

Things to consider

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

At Allestree Woodlands, we pride ourselves on the warm and friendly atmosphere of the school. Relationships are important and we work to ensure that every student feels safe and happy. We strive for the best achievements for our students and believe that every young person deserves the chance to feel successful at school.

Our school aims are summed up in our mission statement:

Enabling aspiration and achievement for all, through delivery of a knowledge-rich curriculum underpinned by our CORE values:   

Courage      Optimism       Regard       Endeavour

This means that staff at Allestree Woodlands continue to review and improve our curriculum to ensure that knowledge acquisition is clear, coherent and that year on year learning builds on what has gone before so that students feel that they are moving forward and knowing more. As I have said to our students, this acquisition of knowledge gives power and confidence to believe in ourselves and put ourselves in new, unfamiliar, challenging and exciting situations in the future. We seek to equip all of our students to use their knowledge to plan for and achieve their next steps and to be aspirational for their futures. To do this, we must both support and challenge all young people to aspire, to dream of what might lie ahead and to work hard to make those ambitious goals possible. Why settle for less than our very best? When aspiration and hard work are combined, people achieve amazing things.

We are lucky to be a thriving school with a growing intake, a wide level 3 subject offer at post-16, superb extra-curricular opportunities in sports, technology and the creative and performing arts as well as possessing tremendous facilities. If you would like to know more, take a look at our website or arrange a visit. We have open evenings planned for this half-term for prospective students and their parents and you are most welcome to come along and get a feel for what Allestree Woodlands is all about.

Employer

Allestree Woodlands Leisure Ltd

Address

Woodlands School Blenheim Drive

Derby

DE22 2LW

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Training

Training provider

Let Me Play Ltd

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

Contact

anthony lowe 07881922192 anthony@lmpeducation.org

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

Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory technician

Level 3 (A level)


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