Laboratory Scientist Degree Apprenticeship - Invicro

Cogent Ssc Limited

London, W12 0NN

Closes in 4 days (Monday 22 July)

Posted on 2 July 2024


Invicro is looking to recruit a Laboratory Scientist apprentice. This is an exciting opportunity to begin your career in the science industry. We are looking for an apprentice who will help to provide support to our scientific staff with general laboratory skills.

Annual wage
£22,308 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Laboratory scientist (degree) (level 6)
Monday - Friday 2 shift patterns Early Shift Start Time - 9am Finish Time - 5pm Lunch Time - 12pm - 12.30pm Or Late shift Start Time - 11.30am Finish Time - 7.30pm Lunch Time - 2pm - 2.30pm

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September


5 Years

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Apprenticeship Standard: Laboratory Scientist
  • Training Provider: University of Kent
  • Qualification: BSc Chemical Science
  • Delivery Model: Online learning, plus a one week residential at University of Kent

Where you’ll work

Hammersmith Campus

Du Cane Road


W12 0NN


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Laboratory scientist (degree) (level 6)

Equal to degree

Course contents
  • Identify and use the scientific approaches appropriate to one specialist discipline required to solve problems, support new investigations and follow-up experiments in the laboratory.
  • Appraise scientific experimentation, independently design and implement new processes according to relevant literature and other data sources interrogated using data mining techniques and input from colleagues.
  • Support appraisal of scientific experimentation with numerical and statistical analysis.
  • Work autonomously to analyse, interpret and evaluate scientific data and present the results of laboratory work and problem solving clearly and concisely in written and oral form.
  • Comply with regulations including compliance with business rules pertaining to record keeping, data integrity, traceability & confidentiality.
  • Promote and ensure the application of quality standards, safe working practices and compliance with risk management systems relevant to the workplace in own work and the work of others.
  • Use creative thinking and problem solving techniques such as root cause analysis, to challenge assumptions, innovate, make new proposals and build on existing ideas.
  • Autonomously plan and prioritise tasks, review and evaluate progress against objectives and investigate alternative scenarios.
  • Contribute to the development of specific technical projects across multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ensure that targets are met and maintained, within own area of responsibility, whilst complying with defined company procedures and legislative requirements.
  • Lead continuous performance improvement within the scientific and technical environment using process mapping & analysis and root cause analysis that is informed by other appropriate principles, such as lean, six sigma, project and change management.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • 5 GCSE's including Maths and English (grade C/4 or above)
    • Chemistry plus an additional Science or Maths (grade C or above (80 UCAS pts total))

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working

    Other requirements

    The apprentice must be able to demonstrate the required attitudes, behaviours and interpersonal skills associated with the professional workplace. The apprentice must be willing to commit an amount of personal time to study. Please ensure you check out travel options to be able to commute to the workplace.

    About this company

    Our apprenticeship and graduate services have been supporting science industry employers to attract, retain and develop people who can contribute to business success since 2012. (opens in new tab)

    Disability Confident

    Disability Confident

    A fair proportion of interviews for this apprenticeship will be offered to applicants with a disability or long-term health condition. This includes non-visible disabilities and conditions.

    You can choose to be considered for an interview under the Disability Confident scheme. You’ll need to meet the essential requirements to be considered for an interview.

    After this apprenticeship

    This role is part of our talent planning for the future, and for the right person we are looking to continue to develop the apprentice upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    Cogent Ssc Limited

    Caroline Lees

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261897.

    Apply now

    Closes in 4 days (Monday 22 July)

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