Laboratory Scientist Degree Apprenticeship

Laboratory Scientist Degree Apprenticeship

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Laboratory Scientist Degree Apprenticeship

A fully competent Laboratory Scientist will be able to work in a wide range of organisations, including but not exclusively, chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, formulated products, nuclear and analytical services. A scientist can carry out a range of technical and scientific activities which may include laboratory based investigations and scientific experimentation in their specialist field.

Key will be to be proactive in finding solutions to problems, be able to identify areas of business improvement and propose innovative scientific ideas. In all contexts, working safely and ethically is paramount and many companies operate under highly regulated conditions because of the need to control the quality and safety, for example medicines.

You can complete this apprenticeships whilst studying either the FD and BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Biotechnical Sciences) or FD and BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences).

The apprenticeship is recognised by the relevant professional bodies at Registered Scientist (RSci) level, for which there is a requirement that the scientist will participate in subsequent continuing professional development on completion of the apprenticeship.

Duration 60 months
Study mode
Start date Various
Campus Workplace Setting
Course code 000
Fee n/a – Employer cost available on request.

What you learn

On this apprenticeship, you will learn to analyse, interpret and evaluate scientific data. You will also learn to support appraisal of scientific experimentation with numerical and statistical analysis and identify and use the scientific approaches appropriate to solve problems, support new investigations and follow-up experiments in the laboratory.

Entry requirements

Whilst any entry requirements will be a matter for individual employers, typically, candidates will have 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above, including English, maths and a science subject and hold relevant level 3 qualifications providing the appropriate number of UCAS points for entry to a level 6 Higher Education programme. Other relevant or prior experience may also be considered as an alternative.

What's next

This apprenticeship is ideal for those looking to progress into roles such as Analytical Chemist, Research & Development Scientist, Molecular Biologist, Microbiologist, Formulation Scientist, Medicinal Chemist, Process Technologist, and Biotechnologist.

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