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A great opportunity has arisen within one of the fastest growing generic pharmaceutical companies in the UK for a Quality Technician Apprentice to join their team. The successful candidate will be offered training & study support.

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Closing date: 14 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Year 1 QC 38 hours per week: Monday to Thursday 8am to 4.30pm (2 x ½ hour break), Friday 8am to 2pm (1 x ½ hour break)

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The following activities will be performed ensuring Product Quality, GMP and patient safety is maintained to an appropriate standard for the products supplied to the market.

  • Comply with the requirements of the departmental training
  • Ensure that samples are tested in accordance with supplied procedures and specifications using a range of automated and wet chemistry techniques such as UV, IR, and HPLC
  • Ensure that supplied procedures are followed accurately    

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will work towards a Laboratory & Associated Technical Activities (Industrial Science) Apprenticeship.


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The Apprenticeship Standard consists of:

  • Certificate Level 3 Diploma in Laboratory and associated Technical activities (QCF) Industrial Science
  • Technical Certificate NVQ Level 3
  • End Point Assessment

This apprenticeship is recognised by the relevant professional organisations at RSciTech level.

The training provider for this Apprenticeship will be Petroc

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Ability to Learn


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Chemistry (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

As an Apprentice, South West Apprenticeship Company Limited, the Apprentice Training Agency (ATA) will employ the successful candidate on behalf of this employer.  99% of our apprentices gain permanent employment after completing their apprenticeship or progress onto higher qualifications. The experience and knowledge you gain, plus the relationships you develop, make it easier to progress quickly.




Whiddon Valley



EX32 8NS

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory technician

Level 3 (A level)

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