Laboratory scientist

Laboratory scientist

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

The laboratory scientist apprenticeship will give you the tools you need to work in most laboratory settings, including within chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, formulated products, nuclear and analytical services. As an apprentice, you’ll carry out a range of technical and scientific activities, including laboratory-based investigations and scientific experimentation in your specialist field. You’ll analyse, interpret and evaluate relevant scientific information, concepts and ideas, and use these to develop subsequent experiments or investigations, and to propose solutions to problems. You’ll learn to apply knowledge of underlying scientific principles to implement new processes according to the literature or input from senior team members. You’ll take responsibility for the quality of your own work.

Duration: 60 months

Relevant school subjects: Science and maths

Entry requirements: GCSEs at grade C or above in English and maths, and A-levels or existing relevant level 3 qualifications

Achievement upon completion: Level 5 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree and above

Potential salary upon completion: £22,000 per annum

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