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Apprentice Technician Scientist REPLIMUNE LIMITED

The Level 5 Technician Scientist role is based within Quality Control department of the company. This is an entry level, laboratory-based role that requires working in GMP regulated environment.

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £16,000 - £18,000 per annum

  • Working week

    37.5 hours per week. Days and shifts to be confirmed, including one day study per week.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main duties involve

  • Performing various lab activities including equipment maintenance, issuing and archiving documents
  • Preparing reagents
  • Performing cell culture
  • Reagent checks and preparations
  • Inventory management and updating documents.
  • The role may also involve release and stability testing of samples using various techniques following adequate experience and training.

Specific responsibilities may include:

• Performing laboratory maintenance activities

• Updating documents such as SOPs, forms etc.

• Passaging cells and preparing reagents for testing

• Sample receipt, dispatch and maintaining sample inventory

• Maintain reagent and consumable inventory

• Method transfer and qualification related activities

• Performing testing for stability and release samples as per SOPs

• Take up project work as required

• Communicating with a colleague within and outside of the Quality Control department as required

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

Apprentices will follow the Level 5 Technician Scientist apprenticeship and will gain an FdSc in Applied Bioscience (ATMP route)

The apprentice will be released for study once per week. Study is mostly distance learning with the exception of two summer schools, each one week long, in person, at The University of Kent's Canterbury campus. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, candidates will be able to apply for further positions.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Team working, Understanding of GMP, Time management, Respond to changing priorities, Independent working


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Biology (Grade C) Essential

About the employer

Replimune’s mission is to revolutionize cancer treatment with therapies designed to activate a powerful and durable full-body anti-tumour response. We imagine a world where cancer is a curable disease.







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Training provider



Jess Hayward

Apprenticeship standard

Technician scientist

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

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