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Apprentice Science Technician Djanogly City Academy

Djanogoly City Academy are looking for an Apprentice Science Technician to join their school. You will be required to: · Provide technical support to the science teachers by assisting with the preparation of materials and apparatus for practical work. · Adhere to all legislative requirements in relation to Health and Safety.

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Applicants will receive £11,554 per annum in their 1st year. This will rise to a maximum of £17,476 (depending on age) (this is the pro rata amount for working term time only, 39 weeks per year)

  • Working week

    Start time between 8.00am – 8.30am with a finish time of 4.00pm – 4.30pm. Exact times to be confirmed with the line manager.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to begin a career in education.

Job Description

Curriculum Support:

To assist the Science Technician with: ·

  • Coordinating the use of practical resources/facilities and providing assistance and/or advice in the practical needs of the Science Curriculum, including liaising with teaching staff.
  • Preparation of resources and assembling apparatus.
  • Obtaining materials by local purchase.
  • Providing technical advice and assistance to teaching staff and students.
  • Carrying out risk assessments for technician activities.

Curriculum administrative support:

Maintenance and Equipment of Stock:

  • To promote the maintenance of a healthy and safe working environment.
  • Assist with arranging for external maintenance and repair if necessary.
  • Keep appropriate records of service and maintenance undertaken.
  • Assist with stock management and ordering.
  • Assist with ensuring the correct disposal of used materials.
  • Contribute to the assessment, monitoring and review of Health and Safety procedures and information resources.
  • Keeping up to date with current procedures through CPD.


Long Term Development of Department:

  • To contribute to the design, development and maintenance of specialist resources and/or long term projects.
  • Seek out and undertake professional development opportunities as appropriate.
  • Carry out such other reasonable activities required in the pursuance of duties.

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

  • Laboratory Technician Standard Level 3 -
  • Please note that the apprenticeship standards require the apprentice to sit an End Point Assessment. Please refer to above link for more information.

This apprenticeship takes place at the employers address but the applicant will also have a day release. This will take place once a week at Nottingham College, City Hub Campus.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Possible permanent position on the completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English/ Maths / Science (Grade A*-C/ 9-4) Essential

About the employer

Djanogly City Academy is one of the most successful schools in the country. Our work is about making a real difference to children’s lives so that they can in turn make a demonstrable difference to their communities, our city and our world. We serve a diverse community in inner-city Nottingham, with high levels of disadvantage and deprivation to deal with, but it’s our duty to give the young people of Nottingham City the best possible life chances and opportunities to be successful. Our students are fantastic young people and the job satisfaction that we all have from working with them and being part of our Djanogly community is enormous.


Djanogly City Academy


Gregory Boulevard



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Training provider



Nottingham College


Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory technician

Level 3 (A level)

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