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Apprentice Technician Scientist AFTON CHEMICAL LIMITED

Working with the Analytical, Mechanical or Technical laboratory teams in our state-of-the-art labs, you will learn how to operate industry tests and develop a technical understanding for a range of chemical procedures. As one of four apprentices, you will have the opportunity to rotate around different teams throughout your time here.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Monday – Friday: flexi hours – start between 8-9.30am, finish from 4pm. Total hours per week: 35 (early Friday finish at 2.30pm)

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday: flexi hours – start between 8-9.30am, finish from 4pm. Total hours per week: 35 (early Friday finish at 2.30pm)

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Maintain safe work practices and adhere to safety regulations.
  • Run Laboratory testing accurately and precisely using established test methods.
  • Perform additive blending following requested formulations, handling chemical components and managing inventory.
  • Communication of results to internal customers.
  • Work to defined test timeframes and deadlines.
  • Carry out calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment.
  • Maintain work area in a neat, clean, and safe condition.

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

All apprentices will study for a Technician Scientist, level 5 qualification, as well as being  provided with role-specific training, with access to attend internal and externally run courses relevant to their role – some of which may result in additional qualifications.

We encourage individuals to research and request training that supports development.

Past apprentices have attended the following:

  • Internal and external Health & Safety training
  • First Aid
  • Fire extinguisher training
  • Tribology
  • Microsoft training tools
  • Lubes 101
  • Counsellor salesperson

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Ongoing opportunities will be available to successful graduates of this programme.

  • All apprentices will have access to apply for open vacancies within the business
  • There may be scope to complete a full degree with us
  • The knowledge gained within the role is in high demand within and beyond our industry; the qualification and practical experience can open doors to a long-term career

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


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

About the employer

Employer description (500 characters max) Link to website optional Afton Chemical develops, manufactures, blends, and delivers leading-edge additive technology for fuels and lubricants around the world and is part of the worldwide NewMarket Corporation. We provide the chemistry that makes fuels burn cleaner, engines run smoother and machines last longer across traditional and e-mobility industries. We employ 2000 people worldwide and 225 on site in Bracknell, where this apprenticeship will be based.




London Road



RG12 2UW

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory scientist

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

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