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Apprentice Laboratory Technician University of Oxford

Applications are invited for an Apprentice Laboratory Technician in the Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health. You will be required to complete a three-year training programme which will be delivered through online distance or in-person learning delivered by CSR Scientific Training and in-house training.

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

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Closing date: 20 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

    31 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Under the guidance of the Laboratory Manager, the successful candidate will be expected to support all aspect of the laboratory including:
• Learn general laboratory Management and Administration including appropriate Health and Safety procedures to maintain a safe working environment.
• Perform laboratory based investigations and basic scientific experimentation using the appropriate scientific techniques, procedures and methods of relevance to the activities of the laboratory.
• Comply with the quality standards, safe working practices, environment and risk management systems relevant to the workplace
• Learn to manage waste disposal generated in the laboratory.
• Learn to carry out routine maintenance and cleaning of laboratory equipment.
• Learn to manage the laboratory consumables (budget management, stock control and recharging).
• Learn basic IT support, information security and data storage for biological sample management.
• Assist the lab manager in organising and distribution of incoming goods.
• Assist in the management of biological sample storage.

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

As part of this role, you will undertake an Apprenticeship with CSR Scientific Training, where you will complete a Level 3 Laboratory Technician Standard and depending on your previous academic attainment, you will work towards either a Level 3 BTEC in Applied Science or a level 4 HNC in Applied Biology qualification.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Over 80% of our apprentices continue with us in the role they have been trained for after their Apprenticeship and that is just the start of their career.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Ability to follow direction


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
A Level or equivalent Science (Grade Any) Essential

About the employer

Welcome to the University of Oxford. We are the largest employer in Oxfordshire with around 14,000 staff working in and around Oxford in a huge range of roles. We are proud of the apprenticeship opportunities we offer and have a successful record of helping local young people from education in to their first job. Apprentices are never on their own, working with the support of their colleagues, managers and trainers they develop the skills and qualifications required in the modern world of work. Over 80% of our apprentices continue with us in the role they have been trained for after their apprenticeship and that is just the start of their career. We provide all of our staff with a welcoming and inclusive workplace, offering support and development opportunities that enable everyone to progress and do their best work. We recognise diversity as our strength, vital for innovation and creativity, and we aspire to build a truly diverse community, which values and respects every individual’s unique contribution.


University of Oxford


Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health

John Radcliffe Hospital


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Training provider



Lottie Morgan


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: 20 Jun 2022