Analytical Chemist Apprentice AUGEAN PLC

Through ‘on-the-job’ training you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills in the laboratory, performing environmental and sampling activities. With support from your manager, mentor & team you will gain a knowledge of chemistry techniques, analytical and research skills, computer competences, and teamwork.

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

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm (1 hour lunch break).

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Reporting directly to the Laboratory Manager, you will prepare and sample different materials around the site, using a variety of analytical instruments to ensure the site is behaving in the manner predicted in the risk assessments, and that there is no unacceptable environmental impact.

Duties will include:

  • Sample preparation to UKAS ISO 17025 standard
  • Extracting and clean-up of samples using various techniques
  • Calculation of results and data entry on to the LIMS system
  • Performing daily checks including balances, pipettes, and instruments
  • Cleaning, reagent, and sample preparation
  • Individual projects will be performed as allocated by laboratory management which will often be in relatively new fields so maintaining up to date knowledge of chemistry and the waste industry is required
  • Eventually run and maintain various instrumentation within the Laboratory, including GC-MS/FID and ICP-OES
  • Ensuring all work undertaken within the team complies with all relevant HSE, Quality, Regulatory and Accreditation standards (UKAS, ISO 17025)
  • Sampling of incoming waste streams for compliance

The training you will be getting

Laboratory Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Over 21 months, you’ll devote a minimum of 6 hours of your working week on ‘off the job’ training
  • This can include theory training (for example, virtual lessons & online learning), alongside practical training (for example shadowing, mentoring, & time spent writing assignments
  • Together this will count towards a Level 3 Laboratory Technician apprenticeship
  • You’ll be trained by an expert tutor from Tiro as well as an experienced mentor at Augean who together, will make sure you develop the knowledge, skills, and work habits you’ll need to succeed in your career

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The apprentice will have the opportunity to become a registered Science technician (RSci Tech).

There will also be opportunities to develop into further roles such as analytical chemists, technical and risk assessment-based positions. All of which contribute to projects looking for ways to improve processes at the plant. Hard work and determination will be recognised!

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Analytical skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired
A Level or equivalent Chemistry or science subject (Grade C/4) Desired

About the employer

Augean are the sector leader in modernising hazardous waste management practice, providing sustainable waste management solutions. The business conducts various testing & monitoring of waste/hazardous materials. Technicians analyse samples, testing levels of, for example, soil and other substances. Their core values have been developed to help them shape the way they work together with Augean. Through respect, integrity, teamwork and excellence, everyone is aligned to support each other and provide technical excellence to their customers.




Kings Cliffe



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Training provider


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


Greg Murray


Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory technician

Level 3 (A level)

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: 29 Feb 2024