Apprentice Science Technician OASIS COMMUNITY LEARNING

You will have the opportunity to work and be trained by an experienced senior technician in a friendly and supportive department. You will gain the experience and skills to support the teaching of practical science in chemistry, biology and physics.

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Closing date: 05 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 4.00pm (term time only)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We teach all three sciences at KS3, GCSE and A-level and aim for all our students to experience regular practical work and exciting demonstrations

You will have the opportunity to trial all our experiments, learn how to prepare them and how to support teachers in delivering them effectively.

The successful candidate will:

  • Support our senior technician in trialling and preparing practical work for all year groups
  • Support in the management of teacher's weekly practical "requisitions"
  • Support in the management of scientific equipment, prep room and stores

The training you will be getting

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.

Upon successful completion, you can apply for professional registration as a Registered Science Technician, RSciTech, with either the Royal Society of Chemistry or Royal Society of Biology.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion, you could become a science laboratory technician in school or industry

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


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

About the employer

Employer description Central to the ethos of Oasis Academy Shirley Park is the idea of a rich and balanced educational environment nurturing the whole student – academically, vocationally, socially, morally, spiritually, emotionally and environmentally. We promote a balanced, healthy lifestyle, demonstrated through policies regarding Academy meals, involvement in sporting activities and ecological building design. Our goal is to raise aspirations, unlock students’ potential and work towards achieving excellence through encouraging a ‘can do’ culture which nurtures confident and competent people. We believe this can be achieved through high-quality facilities, outstanding staff, clear leadership, a positive, affirming environment, and a partnership between students, parents/carers and the Academy. Parents and carers are positively engaged in supporting their children. The ethos of Oasis Academy Shirley Park is rooted in Christian-based core values, which permeates every aspect of its life. These include valuing everyone and protecting individual rights to freedom and choice, working actively against discrimination and social exclusion, and respecting the beliefs and practices of others. At OASP, we believe that everyone is not only welcome but also valued. Our school is committed to meeting the needs of all who come here and celebrating the unique qualities of each individual. Break the Cycle is a national grassroots movement committed to promoting Black, Asian and minority ethnic leadership across education and youth work in the UK. You can find out more information and how Oasis Community learning are involved here.




Shirley Rd, Croydon


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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


David Diamond

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

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