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Lab Technician - Modern Apprenticeship - 14019

12 September 2017


24 months 


£15,421 per annum


At the University of Edinburgh, we recruit the best people to a variety of support, professional and academic roles each year. Our team of talented and committed professional & support staff are critical to our success.

Work Environment: 

To train with, and become part of, the technical support team in the University's School of Chemistry.  You will be based at the Kings Buildings campus.

What might a day in this job look like?

  • Carry out routine laboratory housekeeping and stock control
  • Assist and participate in routine operation and maintenance of a wide range of modern equipment used in Organic, In-organic and Physical Chemistry 
  • Comply with standard procedures, including those governing Health and Safety
  • Provide general assistance to students using the facilities and equipment.

What will I learn?

  • Undertake Modern Apprenticeship Level 3 Laboratory & Associated Technical Activities including: communications, organisation planning, interpersonal, customer service, using own initiative, teamwork, and problem solving
  • Undertake SCQF Level 7 through work-based training and block day-release to College
  • Industry related training / qualifications.

What Qualifications / Qualities are required?

  • A minimum of two qualifications in a science subject and no fewer than three national qualifications (SCQF Level 5) with evidence of excellent skills in numeracy and literacy
  • Working understanding of IT packages or similar e.g. Excel, Microsoft packages
  • A willingness to participate in a Modern Apprentice programme
  • Punctual, enthusiastic and willingness to be flexible to achieve outcomes
  • Modern Apprenticeships are open to people of any age, in this instance funding for training is available to those aged 16-24.

How to Apply:  

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please send your CV and a covering letter (highlighting why you are interested in this apprenticeship and working at the University of Edinburgh) to Jenni Dixon at

Closing Date:

Sunday 24 September.