People who enjoy science tend to have an enquiring mind and like finding out about how the world works

Check out the apprenticeships listed below for opportunities to put your scientific skills to the test


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“The data scientist finds information in diverse datasets using a scientific approach, to address complex problems and improve organisational processes”

“A technician scientist carries out established laboratory-based investigations and basic scientific experimentation using bench and instrumentation techniques” As a technician

“A senior metrology technician manages resources and measurement activities and implements processes and techniques that are sustainable” Metrology is the

“A science manufacturing technician operates the systems and equipment involved in the production of goods” A science manufacturing technician works

“A science manufacturing process operative undertakes basic operations and monitoring of plant and equipment” The science manufacturing process operative is

“A science industry process/plant engineer apprentice is involved in process design and manufacture of chemical-, biological- or science-based technology, industrial

“A science industry maintenance technician contributes to the operation of a science industry plant by installing, maintaining, testing and repairing

“A metrology technician identifies measurement needs and planning and performing measurement tasks using tools, equipment, instrumentation and software programs” Metrology

“A laboratory technician provides routine and one-off testing and technical support in a scientific laboratory environment” A laboratory technician works

  “A laboratory scientist carries out technical and scientific activity in laboratories in their specialist discipline” A laboratory scientist applies

“A laboratory scientist carries out technical and scientific activity in laboratories across a range of industries” The laboratory scientist apprenticeship

“The healthcare science practitioner supports the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions” A healthcare science practitioner provides scientific and

“A healthcare science associate works in hospitals, primary care and other healthcare settings, carrying out routine technical and scientific procedures, and

“The healthcare science assistant carries out routine technical and scientific procedures and support within hospitals, doctors’ surgeries and other healthcare

“The dental technician designs, manufactures, modifies and repairs custom-made dental appliances” Typically, your work as a dental technician will be undertaken

“The dental laboratory assistant works technicians, who design, make, modify and repair custom made dental devices” Many dental laboratories have

“A dairy technologist develops and produces dairy products from raw materials, including milk from cows, sheep and goats. Products include

“A clinical trials specialist works as part of a multi-disciplinary team focusing on the delivery and execution of phase one-to-four

“An animal technologist carries out complex scientific procedures on laboratory animals in compliance with animal welfare legislation” Animal technologists are

“Cleaning, feeding, handling and grooming animals on a daily basis” This apprenticeship is designed to develop your existing knowledge of

“Providing expert nursing care for sick animals” Veterinary nursing is the supportive care of animals receiving treatment within a veterinary

“Managing and supervising a waste management or recycling operation” Waste management and recycling are increasingly important as populations grow and

“Providing for and coordinating the day-to-day care of horses” As an apprentice senior equine groom, you can expect to handle

“Supporting the bird development process, maintaining bird accommodation and preparing and monitoring the livestock production environment, whether this is on

“Raising animals with optimal welfare and consideration for their needs throughout the different stages of life” As a poultry technician,

Pest control regulates or manages a species known as a pest and that can be perceived to be detrimental to

“Providing advanced technical support and guidance across a diverse range of plant and equipment in sectors such as agriculture, horticulture,

“Preservation, restoration, re-manufacture, service and repair of historic engineering achievements” Heritage engineering technicians work on heritage artefacts that are unique

“Working in partnership with horses and caring for their needs” As an equine groom apprentice, you’ll enter a vocational industry,

“Optimising crop/plant yields, while maintaining and improving the surrounding environment” As a crop technician, you’ll be responsible for optimising crop

“Working to keep public and private spaces and properties clean and habitable, for the benefit of all who use them”

“Cleaning and maintaining environments, and controlling pests” There’s more to cleaning and environmental health than most people realise—cleaning staff can

“Planting, felling and maintaining trees” The arboricultural industry manages trees for their benefits and values in diverse urban and rural

“Looking after the routine day-to-day care of domestic and/or wild animals” Animal care and welfare assistants work under guidance in

“Managing animals before and during the slaughtering process” From receiving animals in the strictly controlled handling (lairage) facility and through

Nuclear health physics monitors provide radiological monitoring services at the workface within the nuclear industry to protect people, plant and

The Advanced Level Policing apprenticeship, developed with the support of the Royal Military Police (with involvement from other Defence Police

Port operations covers the work that goes on in sea, river and inland waterway ports, harbours, quays, terminals, wharves, jetties,

Laboratory technician apprenticeship

Laboratory technicians work in a wide range of organisations, including chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and nuclear companies; and analytical science services.

Laboratory scientist apprenticeship

A fully competent laboratory scientist will be able to work in a wide range of organisations, including chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology,

Life sciences and chemical science professionals apprenticeship

A vast range of industries employ science technicians, including pharmaceuticals or petrochemicals, marine science or mining and quarrying, environmental science

Metal processing and allied operations apprenticeship

The metal processing industry covers a variety of ways of working with different metals to produce materials that are suitable

Mineral products technology apprenticeship

Mineral products are extracted from the ground and used in their natural form or can be processed into bricks, concrete

Polymer processing operations apprenticeship

Polymer processing deals with the manufacture and production of polymer and synthetic substances such as plastic, nylon and PVC. Plastic

Science industry maintenance technician apprenticeship

In any science industry plant or factory it is crucial that all equipment and machinery is properly maintained to ensure

Science manufacturing technician apprenticeship

Science manufacturing technicians work in a wide range of companies, including chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and nuclear manufacturing. The role of

The allied health profession support apprenticeship aims to provide the skills and knowledge required to become competent in supporting allied

The assistant practitioner apprenticeship provides the skills and knowledge required to become an assistant practitioner in a health setting. Assistant

Clinical healthcare support apprenticeship

The Clinical healthcare support apprenticeship can be undertaken at Intermediate and Advanced levels and aims to provide the skills and

Dental nursing apprenticeship

The Dental Nursing apprenticeship is aimed at individuals who want to work as a dental nurse. A dental nurse provides