Cranfield University

Cranfield University

Apprentice Laboratory Technician

United Kingdom

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Apprentice Laboratory Technician

Organisation

Cranfield University

School/Department

Cranfield Defence and Security

Based at

Shrivenham, Oxfordshire - Cranfield Defence and Security

Hours of work

37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

Full time starting salary is £23,152 per annum

Posted Date

14/05/2024

Apply by

07/06/2024

Documents

  • Job Description and Person Specification.pdf (PDF, 225.78kb)
  • Role Description

    About the Role

    The primary role is to successfully complete an apprenticeship development programme leading to a Level 6 Laboratory Scientist Degree Apprenticeship. This training position will develop you to be able to carry out both routine and one-off laboratory testing and perform a variety of technical support functions across the organisation. You will identify and use scientific approaches to solve problems, support new investigations and follow-up experiments in the laboratory. You will support appraisal of scientific experimentation with numerical and statistical analysis, and work autonomously to analyse, interpret, and evaluate scientific data and present the results of laboratory work and problem solving clearly and concisely in written and oral form. The apprenticeship provider is Laboratory Scientist (Chemical Science) Degree Apprenticeship Manchester Metropolitan University (mmu.ac.uk).

    About You

    You will have 5 GCSE's Grade A-C or 9-4 including Maths, English and Science and 104 UCAS points at A-level (grades BCC), with one being chemistry or an equivalent scientific discipline. Alternatively, you will have successfully completed a Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship (including BTEC L3 Applied Science qualification).

    You will be IT literate with a personable, positive, and proactive attitude. You will be able and willing to follow instructions, learn new skills, plan and organise to meet deadlines.

    About Us

    As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield's world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

    Our Values and Commitments

    Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

    We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

    As part of our commitment to support and develop Technical staff across the University, we are a founding signatory of the Science Council's Technician Commitment. Find out more here.

    Working Arrangements

    Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

    How to apply

    For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Niki Darcy, Senior Technical Officer, at [email protected].

    Interviews will be held 4 July 2024.

    Job details

    Title

    Apprentice Laboratory Technician

    Employer

    Cranfield University

    Location

    United Kingdom

    Published

    May 15, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 07, 2024

    Job type

    Staff

    Field

    Agricultural Science,Biology,Chemistry,Physics

    About the employer

    Established in 1946 as the College of Aeronautics, Cranfield University saw a lot of development in the 1950s and 1960s in aircraft design and research. This gave rise to diversification into manufacturing and management. It finally changed its name to Cranfield University in 1993. In the following years, the university gained a lot of appreciation, and recently, Defence Academy, UK came into partnership with the university.

    The academic schools under the university are Cranfield Defence and Security, School of Aerospace, Transport Systems, Manufacturing, School of Water, Energy, and Environment, and School of Management. Cranfield University has two campuses, one in Cranfield and the other in Shrivenham. Both of them are set in the English countryside, close to several places of interest. The campus promotes students to bond and helps each other out. It offers ample opportunities for sports, social activities, or recreation. The accommodations range from single student apartment blocks to family homes. The Shrivenham campus is a secure military site and has a variety of modern facilities for the students, staff as well as their families. Cranfield is filled with places to shop, eat, and drink. It is about 50 miles from London, while Shrivenham is 80 miles away from the capital city.

    The university welcomes students from all over the world. As of 2020, the university had 54% of students from the UK and 16% from other EU countries. About 30% of the students were from other parts of the world. It also has one of the best teacher-to-student ratios in the UK, with one academic staff member for five students. Cranfield University is responsible for the education of more than half of the UK's aerospace engineering master's students. It provides placements in HSBC, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Deloitte, and other big companies.

    Cranfield University boasts of its 60,000+ alumni base, and some of the notable personalities include Former Group Chief Executive at Barclays Antony Jenkins, Executive Director of Oxfam International Winnie Byanyima, CEO of Aston Martin Andy Palmer and CEO of Rolls-Royce Holdings Warren East. Some of the other notable alumni are former Prime Minister of Jordan Nader Al-Dahabi, Former CEO of Royal Jordanian airlines Samer Majali, James Vowles who is the Chief Strategist of Mercedes Formula 1 team and Crispin Blunt, Member of Parliament for Reigate.

    Cranfield University, also known as the UK Specialist Postgraduate University, has established its foundation in not only teaching excellent programmes but also as an impeccable research centre. Additionally, the university has been honoured with the Queen's Anniversary Prize six times. As an interesting fact, 96% of Cranfield graduates are either employed or pursuing their further studies.

    The university has successfully partnered with or established close links with more than 130 universities within and outside America - other countries being Asia, Oceania, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Cranfield has also collaborated with Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) on its Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Systems programme.

    What many students do not know about Cranfield is that the university has connections with some of the Indian universities as well. There are four such institutions are Defence Institute of Advanced Technology in Pune, Indian Institute of Technology of Kharagpur, Manipal University in Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.

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