Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship

Just finished A-Levels? Don’t know what to do next? Are you curious about science but unsure about going to University? Then you might be interested in our Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship.

LGC is an international life sciences measurement and testing company, employing over 2,500 people worldwide. Our site in Fordham, Cambridgeshire has over 400 employees, many are young scientists embarking on their first job in the scientific industry.

We are currently recruiting for exceptional individuals to join our Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship Scheme. This is a two year training contract, where you will spend one year in our Sample Management Team and one year in our Science Support Team.


Sample Management Team

Within the Sample Management Team you will be assisting with the delivery of a high standard service within a fast-paced environment, with responsibilities including batching up study samples for analytical runs and tracking samples in our Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).  A key aspect of the role is the ability to pay close attention to detail, whilst handling biological samples, ensuring sample integrity is maintained throughout the lifetime of the sample.  You will be working on regulated studies to the appropriate Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) or Good Clinical Practice (GCP) standards in accordance with SOP’s and producing good quality documentation.

Science Support Team

The Lab Support team is responsible for delivering a range of services to multiple laboratories on site at Fordham, included those working to GCP, GLP and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulations. Key activities are regular maintenance of bench top lab equipment, reagent preparation, glass washing and pipette checks which must be performed in accordance with SOP’s and recorded on our in-house LIMS. A flexible approach, excellent attention to detail and the ability to problem solve a range of challenges are essential skills to be able to react to the changing priorities faced by our regulated laboratories.

For one day a week educational training will be provided on-site.  This will enable you to work towards obtaining a level 4 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship and potentially a degree in science, without the expense of going to university.  For the remaining four days each week, you will work as a technician in either of the above teams.

The ideal candidate will have 2 A levels (or equivalent) in science related subjects (Chemistry/Biology). They will also be a good team player, keen to learn, willing to help others, and be curious and have a genuine desire to develop a career in science.

If you are interesting in applying, please submit a copy of your CV along with a covering letter, explaining why you are interested in becoming a Scientific Apprentice at LGC.

Interviews will take place on either Thursday 27th August or Tuesday 1st September 2020.