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Laboratory Technician Apprentice ETEX BUILDING PERFORMANCE LIMITED

The laboratory technician apprentice is a learning role spanning across the UK Business departments with experience of working in all areas for a period across a 24-month period, ultimately concluding within the Quality function. Working as part of a close-knit team and welcoming company, you’ll be supported and guided every step of the way.

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

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    • Starting salary of £7.27 ph raising to £9.08 ph after the 1st year • Annual bonus scheme (typically in the region of £1000, although this can vary up and/or down)

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 7.30 to 3.30pm (30 min break)

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You'll work alongside the quality control team ensuring all products & processes meet the required standards.

  • Operate laboratory testing equipment & perform maintenance and calibration as required
  • Liaise with production & process teams
  • Carry out product testing, along with Inputting of data onto the quality & production database
  • Participate in ‘warehouse walks’ reporting any product found to be non-compliant with standards.
  • Root cause analysis of manufacturing and quality issues

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

Over 21 months, you’ll devote 20% of your 40 hours of working time towards a Level 3 Laboratory Technician apprenticeship. You’ll be trained by an expert tutor from Tiro as well as an experienced mentor at Etex who together, will make sure you develop the knowledge, skills, and work habits you’ll need to succeed in your career.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The Bristol plant is undergoing an expansion with the introduction of a new line, set to be running 2024.  As such there is a potential for those with the ambition to progress and forge a career in the business, whether within the Quality department or another area.

Our goal is to transform you into a fully competent technician within the company. This is seen as an investment for the future of the company, and we can’t do it without individuals like you!

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

About the employer

Etex Building Performance manufacture and sell construction materials. At our Bristol plant we manufacture plasterboard, laminated products, decorative coving, and bonding material.




Gordano House Marsh Lane Easton-In-Gordano


BS20 0NE

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Training provider



Daisy Goodwin


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: 15 Aug 2022