Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship - Huntingdon

  • Job Reference: R26339
  • Date Posted: 8 May 2024
  • Employer: Anglian Water
  • Location: Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: £20,500
  • Sector: Science & Technology, Health, Safety, Environment & Quality
  • Job Type: Apprenticeship
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Apprenticeship type: Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship

Start Salary: £20,500 per annum (with salary increases every year at the discretion of line manager, subject to performance and successful completion of all segments of the training programme)

Link to Course: Laboratory Technician Level 3 (

Start date: September 2024

Turn your passion into purpose

As an apprentice you will dive headfirst into a careers that's not only fulfilling but also sets you up for a life long career. You will gain invaluable work experience all while earning a nationally recognised qualification, not only this but you will be turning your passion for the planet into a paycheck.

What's in it for you?

  • Nationally recognised qualification - Laboratory Technician Level 3 Standard

  • Level 3 Laboratory Skills Certificate recognised by the Royal Society of Chemistry

  • Skills for Success - This module is designed by West Suffolk College to ensure you have all the personal skills and behaviours to succeed in the workplace.

  • A full-time job at the end of your apprenticeship (subject to performance and behavioural reviews)

  • 25 days annual leave - rising with length of service (plus the choice to buy & sell leave)

  • Company Pension scheme - Anglian Water double-matches your contributions up to 12% employer contribution

  • Personal private health care

  • Fully expensed accommodation close to the training centre

  • Fully expensed tools, uniform, and PPE tailored to your personal needs

  • Flexible benefits to support your wellbeing and lifestyle, and an extensive range of retail discounts

Your Journey:

This isn't just your average 9 - 5 job, picture yourself in a laboratory environment where you will be analysing samples, learning techniques across the whole laboratory covering skills in life sciences and chemistry. In this role you will work alongside and be supported by our highly trained team members. You will have the opportunity to work with cutting edge equipment whilst learning some of the more traditional techniques. You will gain understanding of the nature of the samples you are analysing and how the work that you complete impacts both the wider business and our external customers. You will be able to follow the water cycle from source to tap and be an instrumental part of maintaining its quality. When you aren't in the lab you will be studying at West Suffolk College as we are committed to nurturing your talent and helping you reach your full potential.

What does it take to be part of our elite team of apprentices?

  • 5 GCSEs including Maths & English Grade A* - C or 9 - 4 (we can also accept function skills qualifications)

  • A Level in Science or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science

  • Passion for problem solving

  • Knack for analysis

  • Insatiable curiosity for learning

  • Enthusiastic nature

Closing Date: Sunday 2nd June 2024

Next Steps: Once we have reviewed your eligibility for the role you will be invited to an informal online interview the week commencing 4th June 2024. If you are successful, you will be invited to the final stage of the process which will be a face to face assessment centre the week of 17th June 2024 in Huntingdon.

Inclusion at Anglian Water

Inclusion is for everyone, and we are an equal opportunity employer, which means we'll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we're committed to creating an environment where all our colleagues feel they belong.