Degree Level Apprentice — Lab Technician

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Redcar, England
£17,000 per annum
Full-time - Fixed term
Science and Engineering
14 Aug 2022 - 23:30
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About CPI

CPI helps make great ideas and inventions a reality. We’re a team of intelligent people using advances in science and technology to solve the biggest global challenges in healthcare and sustainability.

Through our incredible people and innovation infrastructure, we collaborate with our partners in industry, academia, government, and the investment community to accelerate the development and commercialisation of innovative products.

From health technologies and pharmaceuticals to sustainable food and materials innovations, we turn the entrepreneurial spirit and radical thinking of our people and partners into incredible impact that makes our world a better place.

Why this role is important for CPI’s work

The Centre for Process Innovation 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 and diverse biopharmaceutical product and process types, with the industry’s leading scientists, engineers, and commercialisation specialists.

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.
  • Supporting the operation of labs and equipment at CPI Biotechnology

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 recognised degree and a Laboratory Scientist Apprenticeship Certificate.

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 candidates will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to manage time effectively. It is important that the successful candidates can take responsibility for personal development, demonstrating commitment to learning and self-improvement. The candidates will also have experience of IT packages, in particular Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience working within a laboratory environment in a multi-disciplinary team is an advantage. 


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

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 9 – 4 (equivalent to A*-C), 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 or level 3 apprenticeship), 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 36 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

The role is fixed term for up to 5 years. 

Interviews will take place on the 24 and 25 August 2022.

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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