Laboratory Technician Apprentice

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Biological Sciences,Biology,Genetics,Biochemistry

Short info about job

Company: University of Exeter

Department: Technical Services

Salary: £11, 493 progressing to £14,989 per annum on Apprenticeship Grade C.

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1577 5589813

Fax: +44-1493 8367980

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job Laboratory Technician Apprentice. Terms and conditions vacancy

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 4,600 staff and 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is amongst the top universities worldwide according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.

Apprentices at the University are a valued addition to our existing teams, and enhance skills to meet our existing and future skills gaps. On successful completion of your apprenticeship you will have gained invaluable skills and qualifications and, most importantly, an unrivalled experience.

This full-time apprenticeship role is available from September 2017 on a 3 year fixed term basis.

The successful applicant will be enrolled on Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship with Bicton College, working as part of Technical Services in Exeter. The Apprenticeship will include elements of on-the-job and off-the-job training leading to industry recognised nationally recognised qualification.

This is a perfect opportunity for you to learn about laboratory science theory and be able to put it into practice in our varied and well equipped laboratories. You will have an exceptional, unrivalled, scientific experience and will build a wide range of transferable skills.

As a member of our laboratory technician team you will work primarily in Exeter Sequencing Service laboratories at Streatham and RILD sites sequencing genomes from many different species. You will carry out both routine and one-off laboratory testing and perform a variety of technical support functions related to DNA and RNA quality control, library preparation and sequencing.

As you learn and develop on our apprenticeship scheme, you will earn a competitive salary, with incremental pay rises each year rewarding your achievement, knowledge and experience.  

We also have a very generous holiday allowance of 39 days, automatic enrolment to our employer pension scheme, support with professional registration, on-site discounts, and access to our fantastic sports facilities. For further information, see the benefits of working here.

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to Please quote reference number P58130 in any correspondence.

University Interviews and the Training provider initial assessment will take place the week commencing 25th September.

Please note that your submitted application will be shared with our training provider in order to shortlist for the role you are applying for. 

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce. 

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