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Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship - The Oaks Academy INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

The apprentice laboratory/science technician is responsible for assisting in ensuring a safe, effective and efficient laboratory technical service is provided for students and teaching staff within the department. Providing technical advice and assistance in the classroom to support students and to assist teaching staff with learning activities.

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Closing date: 11 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Times to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 33.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Support to the Classroom:

  • Provision of support services to the teaching staff in organising requirements for their work.
  • Preparation of materials to exact specification from stock as directed and clearing away equipment.
  • Assistance to teaching staff with demonstration lessons and practicals.
  • Oversight of specialised teaching areas, stores and/or preparation rooms and arrangements for maintenance and repair services to equipment and working surfaces.
  • Assisting in the maintenance of safety standards in the departments.
  • Set up and try out experiments before lessons, assessments and examinations to ensure that they work.


  • Maintenance of stock and breakage records, catalogues and user manuals.
  • Ordering, receiving and accounting for new stock and equipment.
  • Assist with the development of resources.
  • Collect materials from school grounds and local suppliers.
  • Prepare and make teaching aids as required.

Health, Safety and Security:

  • Deal with emergencies in classes, breakages and spillages of chemicals.
  • Have knowledge of microbiological techniques – sterilisation and disposal of contaminated materials.
  • Take care of plants and any animals within the area.
  • Maintain and clean any scientific apparatus on an annual basis.
  • Check materials and equipment before and after use by class for quantity and damage.
  • To be responsible for the safe storage of chemicals and apparatus.


  • The post holder is required to be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons you are responsible for or come into contact with.
  • Attend weekly safeguarding meetings with line manager.

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

Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Laboratory technician Level 3
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English (if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible progression into a full-time role for the right applicant.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 equivalent) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

Please google the location prior to applying. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship. The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

We ranked 1st in the "Rate My Apprenticeship" Central & Greater London Employers Award 2021-22 and 3rd in the list of Top 100 Employers 2022-23 Inspire ATA Ltd specialise in working with a wide range of clients (nationwide) that want to take on excellent Apprentices. Our vision is to "inspire ambition and widen horizons".




Buchan Grove




Nancy Lee


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Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory technician

Level 3 (A level)

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