Laboratory Scientist (Chemical Science) Degree Apprenticeship HIGH FORCE RESEARCH LIMITED

Would you like a career in STEM and Life Sciences? High Force Research is a contract research and development company based in Bowburn, Durham. We are recruiting for a Laboratory Scientist (Chemical Science) Degree Apprentice working with a world class team within our on-site laboratories as part of the Quality Control (QC) team.

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Closing date: 31 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Your salary will be reviewed annually as you progress through your qualification. 23 days holiday Employee Assistance Programme Company Pension Scheme Non-contractual bonus depending on company performance

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday with flexible working 7am - 3pm / 8am - 4pm Total hours per week: 37.5

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Working alongside experienced chemists,you will gain hands on experience of working in a laboratory.

You will learn to carry out chemical analysis and experimental chemistry using a variety of techniques and equipment.

You will learn to analyse the interpret data, carry out problem solving, and report on your findings.

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

Over the 4 years of the apprenticeship, you will study for the Laboratory Scientist (Chemical Science) Degree Apprenticeship while working, gaining hands-on experience.

You will be based at the High Force Research manufacturing base in Bowburn, Co Durham, studying remotely with Manchester Metropolitan University, attending annual study weeks in Manchester.

You will be given study time up to one day a week.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

During the apprenticeshp you will be permanently employed by HFR and will gain experience working within the QC laboratory. By the end of the training, you will be able to work independently as a Quality Control Scientist.

We offer career progression and continuous professional development.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


A Level or equivalent to include Chemistry as one of the subjects (Grade BCC) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Science (Grade DDM) Essential

About the employer

High Force Research is a chemistry orientated service provider offering a partnership approach to quality driven chemical innovation. Established in 1988, we have built a solid reputation recognised for our R&D flexibility and innovative approach to complex and challenging projects. Operating in the life sciences sector, our interests include pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, synthetic biology, diagnostics and imaging, as well as polymers, semiconductors and fine chemicals.









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Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory scientist (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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