Apprentice Science Technician Christ The King College

We are looking for a motivated individual with an interest in and passion for Science and the desire to achieve a professionally recognised qualification as a Lab Technician. The successful candidate will be required to assist with a range of duties as allocated by the Senior Science Technician.

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

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    £7.00 per hour rising to £11.50 per hour in second year of Apprenticeship

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm 32.5 hours per week Term Time only plus 5 development days (44.85 weeks paid)

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    07 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will be expected to work under supervision and independently, carrying out tasks as they are assigned, and assisting the Science Department with day-to-day duties. You will be studying towards the Level 3 Laboratory Technician qualification with CSR Scientific Training, fully funded and supported by the College, whilst also working in a vibrant and busy educational environment with an opportunity to learn and also inspire people and help them to achieve their full potential.

Some of your daily duties will include:

  • Providing technical support services to Science, including the preparation of materials, setting up of equipment for class practical sessions and maintaining equipment for use
  • Assisting in practical activities and under the guidance of the Senior Science Technician carry out demonstrations as appropriate
  • Under the guidance of the Senior Science Technician, routinely carry out appropriate checks and maintenance of fume cupboards, chemical stores, first aid kits, and other safety checks
  • Assist with the ordering of equipment and resources in accordance with the College’s purchasing procedures; checking delivering; stock taking; and record keeping; carry out general cleaning, maintenance and repairs in order to ensure a clean, safe and orderly working environment

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 

Training will be delivered online with occasional site visits by a vocational skills coach to assess you in the workplace.

Upon successful completion, apprentices 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

Science Technician in a secondary school, with potential to progress to Senior Science Technician in the future or a Lab Technician in a scientific environment, health care etc.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental


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

Enhanced DBS check will be required.

About the employer

Christ the King College was founded in September 2008, following the amalgamation of two highly successful schools, one Church of England and one Roman Catholic. The joining of these two distinctive schools represented an exciting vision for faith based education on the Isle of Wight by creating the first and only 11 to 18 Christian High School for the Island. Christ the King College is based on very clear aims and foundational principles; we aspire to live, learn and work together in the way exemplified to us by the life of Jesus Christ. The name of the College, Christ the King, and its motto, Via Veritas Vita (The Way, The Truth, The Life) reflect our founding principles which underpin our work. Since its formation, the College has gone from strength to strength and is now a very successful school. The College draws its students from across the Island. The school has around 1,100 students on roll, including a Sixth Form College of about 200 students. It is a well-established comprehensive school, which is well supported by parents and highly respected in the community.


Christ The King College


Wellington Road


PO30 5QT

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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


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

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2024