Laboratory Technician Apprentice SELDEN RESEARCH LIMITED

We manufacture a wide range of cleaning and maintenance chemicals. The successful candidate will achieve their Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship Qualification and will complete tasks such as ensuring reference samples are regularly checked, recording results of analysis and carrying out approvals work on raw materials from suppliers.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    6 monthly bonus scheme.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 08:00 - 16:45 and Friday, 08:00 - 15:00

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Ensure that all products are manufactured to a high standard.
  • To carry out raw material and finished product analysis in accordance with the requirements of SOP’s in line with Company specifications plus additional laboratory tasks as directed by the Technical Manager
  • Record the results of this analysis accurately and legibly
  • Calculate any adjustments necessary where products are found to be outside specifications and communicate this to process operatives
  • To ensure reference samples are regularly checked and renewed in accordance with procedure
  • Comply with all safety requirements, particularly those associated with the wearing of PPE
  • To carry out approvals work on raw materials from alternative suppliers
  • Assist the R&D Team with product development work
  • To assist the quality dept with analysis & reporting to help solve technical complaints received
  • To assist in identification of and attempt to solve any problems in production which may be affecting the quality of finished goods.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all laboratories are maintained and kept clean and tidy. Also that all equipment is cleaned thoroughly and renewed when necessary
  • To ensure that all laboratory equipment is correctly maintained and calibrated before use in accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements and in compliance with the documented procedures

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

  • Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship Standard

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • After completion of your apprenticeship you will potentially have the opportunity to progress onto full time positions within the business

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Keen eye for detail, Honest, Reliable, Responsible, Resilience, Able to produce written work, Microsoft Office


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5/B+) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5/B+) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 5/B+) Essential

About the employer

Selden Research Ltd develops and manufactures cleaning and hygiene chemicals for both the professional and retail sectors. Products are made available both under the widely recognised and respected Selden brands, and private label. We regularly make bespoke formulas for clients and pride ourselves in our ability to develop products to the highest levels of performance experienced in the cleaning industry. Selden is an independent company in the ownership of the Woodhead family, manufacturing a wide range of specialised cleaning and maintenance chemicals for the professional cleaning, industrial and automotive markets. In 1973 five years after its inception the company moved to its present six acre site in the beautiful High Peak National Park just outside Buxton. The original purpose built factory has undergone numerous extensions to its present 73,000 sq ft. A further 10 acre site (just across the road) with 80,000 sq ft was purchased in 1999, this has been partially redeveloped with 24,000 sq ft remaining and currently in use, housing our British Institue of Cleaning Science approved training centre, and additional warehousing. further development of this site is being undertaken in Winter 2006 to accommodate the acquision of the Decosol range of winter car care products such as screen wash and de icer. Selden's commitment to quality in all aspects of goods and services led us to seek and gain BS5750 part 2 ISO9001 accreditation in June 1992. Never content to stand still the company was awarded the environmental standard ISO 14001 in May 2006. This accreditation is backed up by the IPPC (Integrated Pollution Prevention Control) environmental management system monitored and policed by the environment agency accurately demonstrating Selden's total commitment to the environment. The company now trades in many countries around the world through a network of the finest, most reputable distributors in our chosen markets.




Staden Business Park Staden Lane



SK17 9RZ

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Training provider



Maxim Business Training


Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory technician

Level 3 (A level)

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