Laboratory Scientist Degree Apprenticeship Level 6
University Centre Leeds
This programme allows students to work in science. A laboratory scientist applies specialist knowledge and broad scientific understanding to carry out a range of technical and scientific activities in their specialist discipline.
Benefits / Skills
- Identify and use scientific approaches to solve problems and support new investigations
- Assessing scientific experimentation
- Analysing, interpreting and evaluating scientific data
- Thinking creatively and problem solving techniques
- Developing specific technological projects
- Communication effectively to scientific and non-scientific audiences
Apprentices will also work towards and achieve a bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline relevant to their job role before the end of the apprenticeship.
The employer will agree entry requirements for these apprenticeships and these will depend on the role that they are advertising.
Please check that you meet all essential criteria before applying for a position, you can find the details of these on the full vacancy description (links below). If you are unsure about this please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 0113 284 6464.
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Laboratory technician recruitment is projected to grow 13% between 2016 and 2026.
This apprenticeship is attached to a full bachelor’s degree which will be free of charge to all candidates who complete the apprenticeship.
The average salary for a qualified laboratory scientist is £33,852.
Will an apprenticeship affect my benefits?
It might do so it is worth speaking to your Jobcentre Plus advisor. There are incentives available to some students that will be discussed with you at enrolment.
Do I get annual leave?
Yes. You will have the same rights as any other full-time employee of the company. You will need to read your contract when the company issues it to you to find out your terms of employment. This will cover terms surrounding sick pay, holiday and working hours.