Degree level Apprentice — Lab Technician

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Wilton, England
£17,000 per annum
Full-time - Fixed term
Science and Engineering
01 Jul 2021 - 23:30
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CPI in a nutshell

At CPI we work with our partners to translate inventions into products and processes that enhance health and well-being, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries.

With a deep understanding of innovation processes and funding, outstanding technical expertise and industry relevant assets, we enable products and processes to be quickly and cost-effectively brought to market. This supports the development of next-generation manufacturing, highly-skilled jobs and economic growth for the UK.

Our partners operate across many diverse markets including pharmaceuticals, speciality chemicals, food and drink, electronics and transportation.

Why this role is important for CPI’s work

CPI is offering exciting opportunities to be part of our science apprenticeship programme. The role is designed to equip you with the skills you need to tackle a variety of scientific challenges alongside working with state-of-the-art facilities, with the industry’s leading scientists, engineers, scale up experts, experts in data informatics and commercialisation specialists.

As a laboratory apprentice, you will develop professional-level, job specific skills while studying towards your degree and earning a salary. You will learn how to use bespoke equipment, how to analyse test data and create reports on your findings.

You will be responsible for supporting laboratory operations to enable fellow scientists to focus on the design and technical delivery of projects. Duties of the role include:

  • Prepare for and perform laboratory tasks using the appropriate scientific techniques, procedures and methods of relevance to the activities of the laboratory.
  • 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.

Contribute to the planning, delivery and realisation of project work through seed generation, preparation, research testing and process experience within the pilot and demonstrator facilities. 

What will this apprenticeship offer me?

We are offering the opportunity to study as a Laboratory Scientist Apprentice where you will develop professional-level, job specific skills while studying towards your degree and earning a salary. Incorporated into this is our Professional Skills Development Programme, giving you the opportunity to work alongside others within CPI towards achieving specific targets on a social action project. 

By the end of the programme, you will achieve a BSc Applied Science (Biotechnology) degree and a Laboratory Scientist Apprenticeship Certificate through Newcastle College.

The person we are seeking

We are looking for a number of self-motivated, reliable candidates who can organise workload to meet both departmental objectives and learning outcomes. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to manage time effectively. It is important that the successful candidate can take responsibility for personal development, demonstrating commitment to learning and self-improvement. 

The individual must also demonstrate the required attitudes, behaviours and interpersonal skills associated with the professional scientific workplace. 

To be eligible for our degree level apprenticeship programme you will need:

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs grade A*-C (9 – 4), including English Language, Mathematics and a Scientific Subject.
  • Must hold or be predicted to achieve 3 A‑levels (or equivalent e.g. BTEC National Certificate), one of which must be in a scientific subject. 

What does CPI offer you?

At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, this includes:

  • Up to 33 days holiday, including bank holidays – Plus a holiday purchasing scheme
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life assurance and accident insurance schemes
  • Flexible working
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Free parking

Find out more about our culture and benefits.

Additional information

This role includes a degree level Laboratory Scientist Apprenticeship and progressive salary increments every 6 months, subject to achieving set milestones and demonstrating progress.

CPI is an organisation based in the UK. Commencement of employment is conditional to demonstrating right to work in the UK, sponsorship may be available.

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