Laboratory Apprentice

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    Cheshire, England

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    Ian C Hull BA (Hons) Dip RP

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Laboratory Apprentice - Based Northwich, Cheshire.

Apprenticeship qualification - Laboratory technician Level 3 apprenticeship (Further study is available post apprenticeship)

Location: Across two Chemical Manufacturing sites in Cheshire

Salary: Competitive

Start Date: April 2020

Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE) is the UK's sole producer of sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate, as well as the market leading producer of salt. We are also one of Europe's leading producers of these and other related products. With major investment across all our manufacturing sites in Cheshire we aim to grow the business and continue to deliver reliable high quality products into existing and increasingly diverse markets.

Our people have always been and continue to be at the heart of our company's success.

Whats the role?
As a Laboratory Apprentice you will be working under the guidance of a Lab Analyst and will be involved in all aspects of Laboratory work at one of our chemical manufacturing plants across Cheshire.
What will you be doing?
Collecting samples from sample points located within chemical process plant areas. Conducting analysis and interpretation of results. Undertaking analysis and investigations on non-routine samples (OOS). Managing the laboratory calibration schedule and stocks of laboratory consumables including reagents. Managing waste from the lab and plant. Providing support, guidance and training to the Process Operations team. Writing technical reports as required. Liaising with different teams to deliver results. Following SOPs and keeping training file up to date. Creating and using log books to collate data. Performing trending of data to share with the wider team.Supporting other labs throughout the business.

What skills & behaviours are we looking for?
We want someone with a positive attitude with a willingness to learn and improve on skills and knowledge. Wed love to hear from individuals with a real interest and aspiration to pursue a career in Laboratory work along with some of the key attributes below:
Enthusiastic with a desire to develop
Methodical approach to tasks
Knowledge of the importance of Health and safety
Technical curiosity, attention to detail and curious
Evidence of passion and achievements in academic and/or non-academic Ethical approach and adherence to core company values.
Even better if you have any of the following:
Knowledge of chemistry/laboratory work/chemical manufacturing plant Placement experience within a chemical environment

Qualifications Ideally you will have grades 5 x GCSE grades A-C (now 4-9) in Math, English and a Science subject

What we offer you:
A generous starting salary of £10,500 plus £250 travel bursary with annual increases throughout the apprenticeship with potential earnings post apprenticeship in excess of £20,000
An opportunity to gain a qualification and get paid at the same time. Continuous coaching. You will work with passionate people and receive both formal training as well as day-to-day mentoring from your manager. True family feel to the organisation. Employees are at the core, we value every individual and encourage initiatives, promoting flexible working arrangements and work/life balance.

Our employees enjoy a generous benefits package which includes: 37 days holidays per year, inclusive of Bank Holidays, an additional paid day off each year to volunteer for a good cause in the local community, an excellent contributory Pension scheme, Life insurance, Health care and a range of other optional benefit schemes