Apprentice Laboratory Scientist - United Utilities - Lingley Mere

  • United Utilities
  • Warrington
  • £19000 per annum

Apprentice (Laboratory Scientist) (21953) Job ID: 21953 Location: Warrington, UK Salary: £19,000.00 Working Hours: 37.00 per week Are you ready to live your future? Life as a United Utilities apprentice is full of benefits. Want to be part of building a greener, healthier and stronger North West? Come and join us! We'll provide you with industry leading skills and the experience you'll need to succeed in your career.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    246088
  • Wages
    £19,000 p/a
  • Hours
    37.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    05/02/2024
  • Start Date
    02/09/2024
  • Duration
    Not Specified

  • Location
    Warrington
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Engineering
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Employer
    United Utilities

Description

Job DescriptionApprentice (Laboratory Scientist) (21953)Job ID: 21953
Location: Warrington, UK
Salary: £19,000.00
Working Hours: 37.00 per week
Job Purpose

Are you ready to live your future? Life as a United Utilities apprentice is full of benefits.

With a range of award-winning roles on offer, you're bound to find your future career. We see our apprentices are well looked after, with a generous salary, 26 days leave excluding bank holidays, 10 driving lessons to help to get you on the road and many more benefits.

Want to be part of building a greener, healthier and stronger North West? Come and join us! We'll provide you with industry leading skills and the experience you'll need to succeed in your career.

Start living your future, today

Come and join us as an apprentice laboratory scientist, you'll learn key scientific skills and how to ensure that the water that comes out of the tap is of the highest quality.

What makes us different?

  • Secure your future – every apprentice is guaranteed a permanent position at the end of their scheme*
  • It's a springboard to your career – we provide you with structured training, a dedicated mentor and quality placements to help you shape your career
  • Inspire the next generation – you'll have the opportunity to represent United Utilities at key events across the region to engage with young people to bring careers in the water industry to life

Job Accountabilities

A bit more about the role

As an apprentice laboratory scientist, you'll learn key scientific skills and how to ensure that the water that comes out of the tap is of the highest quality. Therefore, ensuring our water is of the quality our customers have learnt to expect.

No two days are ever the same in our science department. Our talented team are always on the go as they work to ensure that the water that reaches our customers is always of the same high standard.

You'll have the chance to join the team and learn key scientific skills, while studying and working towards a rewarding career in the water industry.

During your 60 month apprenticeship, you'll get to grips with lots of different systems and activities that take place in our science department, including Ion Chromatography, Colorimetry and Spectrometry.

Successful apprentices will achieve a Laboratory Science (Bachelor's Degree) Level 6 by the Science Council at Registered Scientist (RSci) level, and endorsed by the Institute for Apprenticeships.

What you'll learn from us:

  • How to work as part of a dedicated team focused on ensuring our water quality stays at the highest level
  • How to work with a wide range of equipment and systems, as well as follow the company's rigorous health and safety standards

Knowledge and Skills

What we're looking for:

We're looking for someone who's keen to gain hands on experience, develop practical skills and achieve the qualifications needed to really succeed in your role.

You'll have a dedicated mentor and manager who'll be on hand to support you every step of the way. All that we ask from you is that you're willing to learn, know how to work as part of a team and can manage your time and workload to get things done.

You'll typically need:

  • 5 GCSEs or equivalent, grades A-C or grades 9-4, which must include Maths, English and a Science or Technology subject
  • 3 A Levels or equivalent, grades C or above which must include Chemistry or Biology (providing 104 UCAS points for entry to a level 6 Higher Education programme)

What you'll get from us

  • Rewarding essentials – there's lot of perks to the job, including a starting salary of £19,000 and further increases each year based on performance
  • Be the best you can be – you'll get involved in all sorts of training and fun activities with your fellow apprentices
  • An environment to be proud of – we're a responsible employer committed to developing our young talent in state of the art facilities
  • Be part of the family – you'll have the chance to network, bond and learn from your colleagues and fellow apprentices
Additional Information

*As long as you meet all necessary standards and behaviour criteria throughout the programme

We need fantastic people to enable us to deliver a great service to the public. We are committed to reaching and recruiting from every community and then supporting employees to achieve their full potential ensuring they feel valued and included, regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation or social background.

If you are offered a job with us, a number of pre-employment checks need to be carried out before your appointment can be confirmed. Any offer of employment with United Utilities will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from the Disclosure Scotland / the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing Date: 03/03/24

APPLY FOR THIS JOB NOW

For more information about this vacancy please contact Energy & Utility Skills on +441217138264 (Ref ID: 246088)

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