Advanced Laboratory Technician Apprentice

Sutton | Permanent, full-time
| £10,400 per annum (Apprenticeship)
Ref: AH57 (4 months ago)
College:  Kingston College
Apprenticeship Course:  Science Laboratory Technician, Level 3
Entry Qualifications:  5 GCSEs (or equivalent) grades A*-C/9-4 including Maths, English and Science

A great opportunity for someone with a genuine interest in science to gain laboratory technician skills.  You will attend Kingston College on a weekly day release to develop your skills and knowledge relevant to this Apprenticeship.  You will be work based for the remainder of the week and work under direct supervision throughout your apprenticeship.

You will develop your skills and knowledge to learn scientific techniques such as: 
*  how to work with human cell cultures
*  carryout microbiology and biochemical testing
*  Human Cell culture - growing primary and transformed cells and monitoring their characteristics
*  Endotoxin testing of water samples
*  Biochemical analysis

You will:-
-  be part of a small professional team specialising in novel diagnostic research & development. 
-  help with the Total Viable Cells (TVC) count and perform tests developed by our team for kidney damage and infection
-  ensure the laboratory is well stocked and resourced, kept up to date with technical developments and learn the importance of following strict safety procedures as laid out in COSHH.

The successful candidate will have the following personal attributes:
*  a positive attitude
*  good level attention to detail
*  good record keeping 
*  good maths skills 

On successful completion of your apprenticeship you will achieve a nationally recognised qualification and have the option to progress to a higher level in learning or seek suitable employment opportunities.

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