Laboratory Apprentice ROCK CHEMICALS LTD

Rock Oil has an exciting opportunity within our state-of-the-art technical department. The successful candidate will work within our laboratory to gain a recognized qualification and ultimately a full-time position within our technical team.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 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 to Friday (shifts can vary between 6am-6pm) 40 hours per week inclusive of study time

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    13 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The Laboratory Apprentice will learn how to:

  • Work safely within a laboratory environment
  • How to safely use and maintain a variety of laboratory equipment including XRF, CCS and Brookfield
  • Housekeeping including stock maintenance
  • QC testing of Rock Oil products, recording results industry specifications
  • Following SOP, producing and analyzing data
  • Work with R&D department to produce lab blends of new formulations

The training you will be getting

Level 3: Laboratory Technician

  • Training provided by Tiro
  • Blended delivery online and in person in situ: Rock Oil
  • Block release: Minimum of six hours per week of training by various methods including lessons and projects.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The successful candidate will work within our laboratory to gain a recognized qualification and ultimately a full-time position within our technical team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

• An interest in science, • Self-motivation and determin, • Confidence in own ability, • Work effectively with a team


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 6) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 6) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 6) Essential

Things to consider

We are happy to receive applicants based upon their predicted GCSE results.

About the employer

Rock Chemicals Limited T/A Rock Oil are a family owned manufacturer based in Warrington. Trading since 1928 manufacturing and supplying, lubricants, fuels and greases to Motorcycle, Automotive, Agricultural & more.









Briony May

01925 636191

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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

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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