Apprentice Chemistry Technician

Surrey, United Kingdom
£19,863 to £21,197 per annum
05 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2023
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Location: Guildford
Salary: £19,863 to £21,197 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Tuesday 31 January 2023
Reference: 000623

We are recruiting for an Apprentice Chemistry Laboratory Technician to join our organisation. You will be working within the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Surrey. You will be supporting our academic and research staff with a range of laboratory duties, general administrative tasks and scientific research. To undertake a work-based training programme, and work towards a National Vocational Qualification in Laboratory Associated Techniques and a academic qualification depending upon entry qualifications.

The role is working Monday to Friday 37 hours per week. You will be studying towards either a two-year programme aligned with the Institute for Apprenticeships Laboratory Technician Level 3 standard, during which you will complete a level 3 qualification in Applied Science, or a five-year programme for level 6 apprenticeship, during which you will complete a Degree in Chemistry. The successful candidate will have qualifications that meet the entry requirements for either the level 3 or level 6 apprenticeship. This role offers a starting salary of £19,863, therefore offers the opportunity to earn whilst you learn.

The University of Surrey signed the Technician Commitment led by the Science Council, to ensure greater visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians across all disciplines. This position will provide opportunities to work alongside an experienced technical team, attend research seminars and build professional contacts across the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

The academic element of the apprenticeship will start in September 2023, but we are happy for the successful candidate to start before this date if they meet the entry requirements.

For more information contact either Maria Chapman, Chemistry Teaching Laboratory Supervisor, or Gary Strudwick, Faculty Technical Support Manager,

Further details: Job Description

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.