Laboratory Technician Apprentice ALS LABORATORIES (UK) LIMITED

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Coventry laboratory where we are looking to appoint enthusiastic and dedicated individuals with a passion for science. As part of the ALS team, you will be involved in a range of analytical areas which include the testing of drinking and waste water for various customers including utility customers.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    AM shifts are typically 07:30 – 15:30 Tuesday to Friday PM shifts are typically 16:00 – 00:00 Night shifts are typically 00:00-08:00 Candidates under 18's would not work night shifts Weekend working is also available as is Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Analysis of Environmental Water samples for Microbiological organisms and Chemicals
  • Work with other team members to ensure efficient flow of samples
  • Reporting of analytical data, when deemed competent under the competent persons regulations
  • Adhere to Health and Safety and Company policies and procedures
  • To comply with the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements and ensure safe manual handling of chemicals/equipment

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

Through the training provider, CSR Scientific Training, you will undertake a Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship which will include: 

  • Fully recognised apprenticeship qualification - Level 3 Laboratory Technician 
  • On-the-job competency training 
  • Theoretical knowledge - BTEC Level 3 Applied Science
  • The majority of your learning will be completed online once a week with some face-to-face practical sessions/exams in Sutton Coldfield

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

If successful in the apprenticeship, there will be ample opportunities to continue onto a successful career within ALS.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent 2 more subjects (Grade (Grade C/4 or above)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade (Grade C/4 or above)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade (Grade C/4 or above)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade (Grade C/4 or above)) Essential

Things to consider

Will be working with chemicals and waste waters

About the employer

ALS Environmental is one of the UK’s leading providers of testing and analytical services to a wide variety of customers enabling them to meet their environmental regulatory requirements. We offer an extensive range of UKAS, MCERTS and DWTS accredited analytical services for Water, Land and Waste monitoring. We have developed a range of analytical services that meet our customers’ specific needs, including standard industry, regulatory and bespoke analytical suites. We are able to respond to customers’ analytical and sampling requirements via our network of laboratories and service centres across the UK and Ireland. We continue to remain at the forefront of the testing services industry, building an enviable reputation.




ALS Coventry

Torrington Avenue



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Training provider



Jaime Shuttleworth

Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory technician

Level 3 (A level)

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