Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship COMPOSITE TEST & EVALUATION LTD

Composite Testing & Evaluation Ltd, is recruiting a technician to join their team. They are an exciting and well-equipped test facility, providing materials testing services. This is a superb opportunity to start your career in the world of composite material testing. Whilst studying to achieve a Level 3 Laboratory Technician apprenticeship. Providing routine and one-off testing and technical support in a scientific laboratory environment.

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Closing date: 01 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £16640 (equivalent to £8 per hour) Benefits include a company Health Care Plan, company Life Assurance, company Critical Illness Cover and a Pension Scheme. Annual Pay reviews Potentials of progression

  • Working week

    40 hours per week, Monday to Friday (no weekends), working hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Job Description:

This is an interesting and varied job role. The successful applicant will be working within a small team, reporting directly to a Section Leader, and will initially gain skills such as:

  • Using equipment such as laminate plate saw, band saw, hydraulic press and polishing equipment for the manufacture of test specimens
  • Performing of mechanical testing by operating sophisticated mechanical and thermal test machines
  • The visual analysis of test specimens to determine the failure mode
  • The analysis of test data and the creation of technical reports

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

This role will include studying on the job for the gold standard Level 3 Laboratory Technician apprenticeship, which will qualify you in this role and give you eligibility to Registered Science Technician (R.Sci.Tech.) status. You’ll be earning as you learn. For more about what and how about the apprenticeship, go to www.credersi.com or ask the team.

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment.

Off the Job:

Training will be conducted remotely online. Unless specified by the employer for the off the job training to be online within the workplace. This will be delivered for 6 hours of the working week.

On the Job:

Training will be within the workplace for the rest of the working week at the location Unit 4-5 Kingsgate, Duchy Road, Heathpark Industrial Estate, Honition, Devon, EX14 1YG.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potentials of progression into a higher position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

We are an exciting and well-equipped test facility, providing a Materials Testing service to industries such Aeronautical, Formula One, Defence and Renewable Energy. Our laboratory has an international reputation for delivering reliable, accurate test data alongside excellent customer service, within the fast-growing industry of composite materials.







EX14 1YG

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Training provider



Natasha Ashworth


Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory technician

Level 3 (A level)

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