Apprentice (Laboratory Scientist) United Utilities

Want to be part of building a greener, healthier and stronger North West? We’ll provide you with industry leading skills and the experience you’ll need to succeed in your career. Join us as an apprentice laboratory scientist, you’ll learn key scientific skills & how to ensure that the water that comes out of the tap is of the highest quality.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 03 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £19,000.00

    Annual increase

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Degree
    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000227026

  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

As an apprentice laboratory scientist, you’ll learn key scientific skills and how to ensure that the water that comes out of the tap is of the highest quality. Therefore, ensuring our water is of the quality our customers have learnt to expect.

No two days are ever the same in our science department. Our talented team are always on the go as they work to ensure that the water that reaches our customers is always of the same high standard.

You’ll have the chance to join the team and learn key scientific skills, while studying and working towards a rewarding career in the water industry.

During your 60 month apprenticeship, you’ll get to grips with lots of different systems and activities that take place in our science department, including Ion Chromatography, Colorimetry and Spectrometry.

What you’ll learn from us:

  • How to work as part of a dedicated team focussed on ensuring our water quality stays at the highest level
  • How to work with a wide range of equipment and systems, as well as follow the company’s rigorous health and safety standards

The training you will be getting

  • Successful apprentices will achieve a Laboratory Science (Bachelor's Degree) Level 6 by the Science Council at Registered Scientist (RSci) level, and endorsed by the Institute for Apprenticeships
  • Apprentice workplace and adhoc block release at Manchester Metropolitan University

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Working as a Laboratory Scientist

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Must include Maths, English and Science or Tech (Grade 5 GCSEs, grades A-C or 9-4) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 A Levels must include Chemistry or Biology (Grade C or above) Essential

About the employer

United Utilities is responsible for water and wastewater services in the North West of England. Our purpose is to provide great water and more for the North West. We deliver 1.8 billion litres of water a day to more than 3 million homes and businesses in the North West, as well as treating all the wastewater which disappears around the U-bend. Keeping the region flowing relies on a vast behind the scenes operation, involving hundreds of reservoirs, treatment works and pumping stations; thousands of kilometres of water pipes and sewers and a 5,000 strong workforce.

Employer

United Utilities

Address

Lingley Green Avenue

Great Sankey

Warrington

WA5 3LP

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Training

Training provider

MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory scientist (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Mar 2024