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Laboratory Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (From 01/08/2024)


Laboratory technicians work across a wide range of organisations, including but not exclusively in chemical, primary and secondary pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, formulated products, nuclear companies; and analytical science services, dental laboratories and educational establishments.

Working at the forefront of technology, technicians are primarily responsible for carrying out both routine and one-off laboratory testing, manufacturing where relevant and performing a variety of technical support functions across the organisation.

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with the laboratory manager and colleagues, internal departments such as manufacturing, procurement and quality, internal customers such as medical staff, teaching staff and students, external suppliers and customers such as service engineers, delivery drivers, regulatory bodies and inspection teams e.g. HSE.

Next course dates

Start date Location Duration
01 Aug 2024
Bispham Campus
2 Years

Key information

Entry Requirements

Applicants are considered on an individual basis, but our companies favour C/4 in GCSE English and maths, contributing to 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above including science.

Extra costs and equipment

Course costs are covered as part of the programme, and mandatory PPE is provided at all opportunities.

Terms and Conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

What will I learn?

Industry placement, field trips and guest speakers

Apprentices will be employed as part of their programme and may have the opportunity to visit the workplaces of other apprentices from the same programme. The main qualification requires visits to local scientific employers to complete certain modules.