Apprentice Laboratory Technician (Chemistry Lab) FEEDWATER LIMITED

Feedwater are looking to recruit an apprentice to carry out defined tasks in the chemical and micro laboratories in accordance with specified procedures. To assist in investigative analysis, the development of products and testing procedures, regulatory compliance, and to provide technical and practical support to internal and external clients.

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Closing date: 21 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,480.00 to £22,308.00

    Salary is dependent on age and year of apprenticeship

    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, 9.00am to 5.15pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Support the quality control function of our Chemical Production operation through timely sample analysis, material checks and data entry.
  • Coordinate or undertake analysis (chemical and microbiological), subcontracting, logistics and reporting for water samples submitted by our field staff and clients.
  • Produce analytical chemistry reports and quality certificates.
  • Provide support and absence cover for Micro Lab and Lab Services, helping to ensure that clients’ analysis and sampling requirements are effectively met.
  • Coordinate and carry out calibration and maintenance of analytical instruments (for example photometers, pH / conductivity meters, digital thermometers) for lab, field staff and clients.
  • Support field staff and clients by providing advice on appropriate analysis and remedial actions.
  • Produce small batch formulations for production stock, customer sales and field trials.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the department and company through audits, checks, reviews, planning, process improvement exercises and procedure updates.
  • Support knowledge development and innovation through directed lab project work and data generation.
  • Undertake all assigned laboratory housekeeping tasks (such as stock management, replenishing consumables, tidying / organising workspace, sample disposal).
  • Undertake and apply any training required for this role.
  • Maintain good customer service by communicating clearly and ensuring that tasks allocated to you are prioritised and organised effectively.
  • Ensure safety for yourself and your colleagues by completing or following risk / COSHH assessments and correctly following procedures relevant to this role.

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship Standard qualification, including:

  • Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours
  • End-Point Assessment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possibility of a full-time role upon completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Analytical skills, Team working


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

Things to consider

Maintaining confidentiality and impartiality: The receipt of samples, analysis of data and results generated are all confidential. Details of samples received, and the associated results must only be divulged to specified customers and staff who have a direct and legitimate interest in those results. Guidance is given in GAMD02. Staff are not permitted to hold any direct pecuniary interest in the analysis of samples and must analyse all samples free from the influence of third parties. This includes customers and Feedwater colleagues. Any attempt to influence the outcome of a test or tests should be reported to The Technical Manager and/or Managing Director

About the employer

Feedwater Limited is a family owned manufacturer and service provider based in Wirral. We are a manufacturer and supplier of water treatment chemicals, equipment and water softeners, backed up by specialist consultancy services to keep commercial customers safe and industrial plants running. We specialise in commercial applications and are experts in treating boilers and cooling water systems, Legionella control, chlorine dioxide products and effluent and wastewater treatment. We are inclusive, customer-centric, collaborative, and our goal is to improve safety and efficiency for organisations that use water.




Unit 15 Tarran Way West

Tarran Industrial Estate


CH46 4TU

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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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