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Laboratory & Cleanroom Technician Apprentice UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

This position is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and ambitious apprentice to gain a wide range of skills and experiences in a world-leading university, which will equip them to develop a successful future career as a laboratory technician.

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Closing date: 21 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    To be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    30 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Prepare for laboratory tasks using the appropriate scientific techniques and methods:

  • Organising and assisting with regular servicing of equipment and general maintenance (e.g., changing gas bottles).
    Managing a detailed consumables and stocks records.
  • Safe storage and disposal of chemicals.
  • Monitoring booking and usage of wet laboratory facilities and equipment.
  • Undertaking routine inspections in compliance with local and UCL wide health and safety policies and risk assessment protocols.
  • Perform laboratory tasks following specified methodologies, such as SOPs.
  • Providing cleanroom laboratory inductions and equipment training/mentoring for new staff, students, and visitors.

Other tasks: Microfabrication, Electronic assembly, taking routine measurements in long-term experiments, Computer aided design, Laser cutting and Silicone moulding.

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

During the training, the apprentice will work towards a Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship Standard (Level 3) and will gain a Level 3 BTEC in Applied Science with our training provider CSR Scientific Training. The apprentice will gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to become a Registered Science Technician (RSciTech)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you will be in a strong position to apply for other roles at UCL, and you can start applying for vacancies six months before the end of your apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

About the employer

UCL is one of the world's top universities. At its establishment in 1826, UCL was radical and responsive to the needs of society, and this ethos – that excellence should go together with enriching society – continues today. UCL is a multi-faculty college of the University of London with a population of over 17,000 students, from more than 130 different countries. UCL's excellence extends across all academic disciplines; from one of Europe's largest and most productive hubs for biomedical science interacting with several leading London hospitals, to world-renowned centres for architecture and fine art. With an annual turnover exceeding £1 billion, it is a major research and education hub in London and globally. For more information see




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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory technician

Level 3 (A level)

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