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Science Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship Featherstone High School

An exciting opportunity to work alongside a passionate team at Featherstone High School, while completing your Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship. You will provide general and practical support to the science department. You will also assist all class teachers in preparing lessons for students.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,754.20 to £17,290.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - Shifts to be confirmed (Term Time Only)

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Provide technical advice and support to Class Teacher as required.
  • To assist in practical classes and carry out demonstrations under the direction of the teacher.
  • Following guidelines provided prepare and set out experiments, scientific and audio-visual equipment, chemicals, specimens etc for laboratory use (this includes moving items between laboratories where necessary).
  • To contribute to the design, development, and maintenance of specialist resources and or long-term projects.
  • To be responsible for ensuring that cover work, set by teaching staff, is placed in rooms and that this is then collected, to be given to staff on their return.
  • To ensure that subsequent requisitions are altered to consider cover situations.
  • To assist with corridor and classroom display board upkeep.
    Invigilate exams where necessary.
  • To be able to safely use and dispose of material including hazardous substances and be able to respond to actual or potential hazards appropriately.
  • To be responsible for the safe storage and accessibility of equipment and materials.
  • To carry out health and safety risk assessments relating to laboratory work and apply COSHH regulations.
  • To ensure the availability of suitable materials and equipment, compiling orders, sourcing, and costing.
  • Keep up to date records of stock.

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

Level 3 Laboratory Technician

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibility of full-time employment upon completion of the apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

Experience working in a school environment would be an advantage.

About the employer

Featherstone High School is a warm and hardworking community striving for excellence in all we do. We want children to leave school having maximized their academic progress but also with fond memories. Whatever the criteria – academic, social and personal, or sporting, this is an exceptional school.


Featherstone High School


11 Montague Waye




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Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory technician

Level 3 (A level)

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