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Apprentice Science Technician


Job description

Thank you for your interest in the Apprentice Science Technician vacancy at Djanogly City Academy. We are looking for a passionate and driven individual to contribute to the current team at DCA. THE COLLEGE DAY RELEASE IS DUE TO START 12th SEPTEMBER SO PLEASE APPLY ASAP RATHER THAN WAIT UNTIL THE CLOSING DATE.

Curriculum Support:

To assist the Science Technician with:

  • Coordinating the use of practical resources/facilities and providing assistance and/or advice in the practical needs of the Science Curriculum, including liaising with teaching staff
  • Preparation of resources and assembling apparatus
  • Obtaining materials by local purchase
  • Providing technical advice and assistance to teaching staff and students
  • Carrying out risk assessments for technician activities
  • Curriculum administrative support

Maintenance and Equipment of Stock:

  • To promote the maintenance of a healthy and safe working environment
  • Assist with arranging for external maintenance and repair if necessary
  • Keep appropriate records of service and maintenance undertaken
  • Assist with stock management and ordering
  • Assist with ensuring the correct disposal of used materials
  • Contribute to the assessment, monitoring and review of Health and Safety procedures and information resources
  • Keeping up to date with current procedures through CPD

How to apply for this vacancy

You can apply for this vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service. If you require any assistance with applying for this vacancy please contact us on 0115 945 7260 or email the apprenticeship team.

Application deadline: 01/10/2020

Possible start date: 02/10/2020

Skills required

  • Works well under pressure
  • Reliability
  • Experience in manual handling and cleaning
  • Previously worked within a school environment
  • Meeting strict deadlines

Qualifications required

  • GCSE English, maths, Science grade C/4 and above or equivalent
  • A-Level or Level 3 Science qualification


Candidate requirements

Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours on advert will be amended accordingly to fall in line with the legislation.

Please note that if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early.

This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employers address - except for weekly date release at college in Nottingham City Centre during term time.

Training provided

Laboratory technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

You will complete the following on a day release basis every week at college planned to start 12th September 2020:-

  • Functional Skills maths & English all at level 2 if not exempt -Some candidates may be exempt from functional skills subject to meeting qualification requirements
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities - portfolio

Future progression

Potential of a full time position once apprenticeship has been completed.

Additional questions for candidates

During the application process you will be asked the following additional question(s) below. To prepare yourself, have a think about how you might answer them.

First question
What personal qualities and/or skills do you feel you have that make you a good candidate for this position?

Second question
For the purposes of shortlisting your application against your commute from home to the employers address, please state whether you drive and have your own car or will be using public transport.

Employer information

The Independent Academies Association is a young, growing membership organisation, focussed on supporting the growing number of Academy schools nationally, who are seeking to make a real difference to children’s life chances. Based on good transport routes within the Djanogly City Academy on Sherwood Rise.

Address details:

Djanogly City Academy
Sherwood Rise
Nottingham Road

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Reference number VAC001642340
Working week Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

(37 hours per week)

Expected duration 27 months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Laboratory and Science Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Salary £144.30 (Weekly)

Wage explained

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).