The Apprentice Chemist is involved in the development of new products and the provision of technical support to Fosroc’s UK operating company. They will help to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of projects and products that meet the needs of the business.

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Closing date: 30 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay increases may be awarded as units/exams are passed.

  • Working week

    1 day per week release for study. Actual hours worked to be agreed on appointment.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    06 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Support the successful development of new Fosroc products
  • Ensure all practical lab and site activities are in full accordance with HSE and other related policies
  • Maintain testing equipment and lab areas
  • Follow good practice and rigorous adherence to test methods and protocols
  • Provide high-level technical support to the Fosroc UK operating company, relating to alternative materials evaluations, resolving production issues, product testing and application demonstrations. Ensure all work activities are appropriately documented/recorded
  • Attend course at partnering institution, leading to Level 6 / degree qualification in Materials Science, bringing latest academic knowledge and expertise to all above activities.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 6 / Degree qualification in Materials Science:

  • You will be studying this course part-time over four years. The degree apprenticeship is a workbased learning qualification, comprised of off-the-job and on the job learning
  • Throughout your studies, you will be able to apply your learning into practice within the workplace. The teaching is delivered via block release to face-to-face teaching, virtual classrooms and self-led study with guidance from the University
  • Modules will include; applied science methods, materials properties and processing, forensic investigation of materials failures and advanced engineering materials and applications amongst others

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • It is anticipated that a permanent role will be offered upon the successful completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Chemistry (Grade Pass or above) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Or A-level - any science discipline (Grade Level 3/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

You should have a proactive and flexible approach to work. It would be advantageous if you have work experience in science and working in different cultures and in unfamiliar environments but neither is essential.

About the employer

Fosroc is a British manufacturer of specialised construction chemicals that cater to a range of sectors including commercial, industrial, residential, marine and infrastructure. Fosroc has offices and manufacturing locations across Europe, the Middle East, North and South Asia.




Drayton Manor Business Park Coleshill Road



B78 3XN

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Training provider



Apprenticeships Team


Apprenticeship standard

Materials science technologist (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

For more information or to apply for this position please contact Fosroc HR. Applications can only be considered from candidates who have the legal right to work in the UK for this role.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Mar 2023