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Wage: £8,320.00 p/a

Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week

Location: Tottenham, London

Expected duration: 24 months

Closing date: 10th June


Brief overview of the role

The London Academy of Excellence are looking for a Science Technician Apprentice. The successful candidate will provide laboratory and technical support to the Science department, developing their skills and knowledge whilst on the apprenticeship programme.


Vacancy description

Key responsibilities:

  • To support the Senior Science Technician in preparing high-quality science resources for laboratory teaching
  • To support students and Science staff in the fulfillment of the A-level practical science curriculum
  • To observe a healthy and safe working environment at all times
  • To apply knowledge and skills gained through study in a practical setting


Specific tasks to achieve the above:

Preparation of resources

  • Ensure that the prep rooms and labs are clean and well organised at all times
  • Prepare equipment, chemicals, solutions etc. for practical lessons in a timely manner and clear up afterwards
  • Ensure stock levels of glassware, chemicals etc are maintained


Science department support

  • Assist students and staff during practical lessons
  • Be involved with Open Days, feeder school workshops and other events outside the normal timetable
  • Work across the different areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics as demand dictates


Health and safety

  • Develop a knowledge of the relevant risk assessments and health and safety protocols
  • Ensure that the strict health and safety working practices are observed at all times
  • Provide advice and assistance to staff on safe working practices and problems relating to health and safety, in particular on the use of apparatus and equipment
  • Provide first aid treatment for minor laboratory injuries


Off-the-job training

  • Successfully complete the various elements on the Apprenticeship programme of study, updating the Senior Science Technician with progress
  • Consider how newly acquired skills and knowledge can be applied to the Assistant Science Technician’s tasks
  • Undertake training courses


Desired skills

  • Interest in science and willingness to learn
  • Good practical science and IT skills
  • Dexterous and well coordinated to carry practical laboratory tasks


Personal qualities

  • Able to remain calm when working under pressure
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, can be a team player
  • A keen desire to learn and apply knowledge in a practical setting
  • Enjoyment of working with young people and an interest in supporting their education
  • Tidy, organised and methodical
  • Self-motivated and proactive. Can be innovative and good at finding solutions
  • A well-presented appearance


Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths, science and English. Further education in a science subject would be advantageous.



Future prospects

The knowledge, skills and behaviours developed on the apprenticeship give apprentices the opportunity to progress into a full time role as a Science Technician either at LAE or elsewhere. The Level 3 Laboratory Technician apprenticeship is a widely recognised qualification that gives apprentices the potential to consider a variety of laboratory-based fields.