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Laboratory Technician Apprentice THE BINDING SITE GROUP LIMITED

Would you like to earn while you learn and work for a successful and growing organisation that is improving patient’s lives worldwide? Do you want to make a difference? If  the answer is ‘yes’ then you’re just the kind of person we’re looking for! We are now seeking ambitious individuals who are passionate about science.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Under the guidance of their mentor, manager, colleagues and training provider, the successful candidate will be involved with various aspects of the laboratories, including:

  • Testing all raw materials, prior to sending materials for dispensing and labelling
  • Ensuring all materials conform to the required specifications
  • Performing the Finished Performance Acceptance test, which checks the materials meet the final kit specification
  • Using automated analysers
  • Following daily schedules in order to complete work
  • Use of controlled documentation
  • Follow defined procedures to carry out tasks
  • Filling in records to the expected standards
  • Adhering to standard laboratory operations to ensure the workplace and equipment is safe and clean
  • Good laboratory practices will always be followed

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

  • Qualification: Level 3 Laboratory Technician Standard, may include a Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Applied Science dependent on candidate’s existing qualifications
  • Location: Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • Blended delivery incorporating on-line classes and face to face assessment in the workplace
  • Inputs delivered one day per week
  • Practical and exam sessions (approx. 4 x 3 day sessions during apprenticeship)
  • Upon completion you will be able to gain your Registered Science Technician accreditation

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completion of this apprenticeship, there may be the opportunity to apply for a permanent role at The Binding Site or to continue in your education.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Multitasking, Meeting deadlines, Enthusiastic and confident


GCSE or equivalent 2 more subjects (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Science (Grade D/3 or above) Desired

Things to consider

Do you live within commutable distance of The Binding Site?

About the employer

Binding Site provides specialist diagnostic products to clinicians and laboratory professionals worldwide. Our people are dedicated to improving patient lives, delivering innovative medical solutions that improve the diagnosis and management of blood cancers and immune system disorders. Founded by researchers at the University of Birmingham, Binding Site has continued to build on its strong scientific foundations, supporting research and development within our field and responding to the changing needs of patients, researchers and clinicians for over 25 years. We are committed to working in collaboration with our partners and customers to lead the way in specialised medical diagnostics, ensuring we continue to make a difference together.




8 Calthorpe Road



B15 1QT

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Training provider



Jaime Shuttleworth

Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory technician

Level 3 (A level)

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