Laboratory Apprenticeship
Laboratory Apprenticeship
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An unrivalled opportunity for employers to develop their talent pipeline and drive business growth.

Benefits for your organisation

Taking on a laboratory apprentice can help you compete nationally and internationally by future-proofing your organisation with a well-managed talent pipeline that combines excellent educational qualifications with valuable hands on work experience coupled with on the job training that ensures work-ready people graduate from the programme.


The laboratory apprenticeships have been desinged by industry, for industry. They are closely aligned with the current needs of the BioPharamChem sector as well as the Medical Devices and Diagnostics, Food and Drink and Independent Testing Laboratory sectors. Some of the key benefits are:


Through structured funding, taking on an apprentice helps to lower recruitment and training costs.


Companies gain access to a new talent pipeline with fresh ideas and enthusiasm.


Apprentices build their technical and analytical knowledge which in turn feeds back into the business.

Bridges the gap

Apprenticeships address and tackle identified skills gaps across industry, improving retention and productivity.

How to employ an apprentice

An initial assessment is required to assess your company’s suitability to train an apprentice.

You will need experienced staff members to act as apprentice mentors and access to the necessary equipment.
You must provide the apprentice with a suitable role to facilitate their learning and meet their learning objectives.
You must ensure the apprentice is released to attend academia two days per week.
You must provide the apprentice with a salary both on and off the job - salary is set by indiviual company.

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