Laboratory Technician Level 3 Apprentice SIROMA LTD

Siroma Ltd are looking to recruit a Laboratory & manufacturing apprentice into their flavourings business. As part of your role, you will work in the development laboratory working on projects to develop new liquid flavours for the food, beverage, tea and e-liquids industries. You will also work in manufacturing, making products for customers.

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Closing date: 09 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £16,000.00

    Starting on £16,000, rising incrementally through the apprenticeship to £20,000 (based on performance). There is also the opportunity for an annual bonus based on business performance.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 8.30am-4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    09 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000249944

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our team at Siroma Ltd, whilst studying for a level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship.

Siroma Ltd is a flavours and chemical blending company. We create and manufacture flavours for the food, beverage and e-liquids markets. As part of your role, you will work in the development laboratory working on projects to develop new liquid flavours for the food, beverage, tea and e-liquids industries. You will also work in manufacturing, making product to send to customers. Experience gained in both the laboratory and manufacturing will contribute to the Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship Programme (Level 3).

Key accountabilities:

Laboratory work – developing products and samples:

  • Assisting the head of technical in developing new products for customers
  • Collecting the raw materials needed in the formulation
  • Mixing chemicals to make simple formulations
  • Setting up tasting samples, to test with the head of technical
  • Assisting in quality control testing methodologies
  • Cleaning equipment and utensils as you go
  • Replenishing laboratory stocks
  • Booking couriers for samples made.

Manufacturing flavour and chemical blends:

  • Assisting the head of technical to collect the raw materials needed on the batch sheet
  • Assisting the head of technical to work through the batch sheet to weigh and blend chemicals
  • Filtering final products before packing and labelling
  • At the end of production, storing the raw materials in the correct locations in the warehouse
  • Cleaning manufacturing equipment to food industry standards.

Additional accountabilities:

  • Goods in (taking deliveries), labelling & stock control
  • Maintaining high levels of hygiene and housekeeping, operating ‘clean-as-you-go’ practices
  • Completing daily, monthly and quarterly checks / audits

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Laboratory Technician apprenticeship standard, including:

  • Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours
  • End-Point Assessment.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Successful high-performing apprentices may have the opportunity to join the team on a full-time contract at the end of the apprenticeship, with the possible option to study for a part-time degree.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Hard working, Confidence

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

Driving license desirable but not mandatory, located near Hamilton Square station, 6 months initial probation period

About the employer

Siroma Ltd is a flavours and chemical blending company. We create and manufacture flavours for the food, beverage and e-liquids market. We are a small family-owned business and are looking to improve our team with an apprentice who is flexible, hardworking, able to work in a safe and disciplined way and is willing to learn. Given the size of our business, the apprentice will have the opportunity to work in all areas of the business and build a unique understanding of how an organisation is run.

Employer

SIROMA LTD

Address

UNIT 114

WOODSIDE BUSINESS PARK

BIRKENHEAD

CH41 1EP

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Training

Training provider

WIRRAL METROPOLITAN COLLEGE

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 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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