Salary - £20,000 per annum
12 month fixed term contract
Test the water and explore a new career!
Anglian Water supplies to over four million domestic and commercial customers, so it's crucial that we deliver clean, safe water efficiently and effectively. We undertake rigorous water-testing procedures; protect thousands of kilometres of rivers and wetland parks and work tirelessly to preserve biodiversity in the area.
The Analysts in the Laboratory work in a time critical, process driven environment in order to receive, analyse and report analytical data on water samples, in accordance with the quality assurance procedures of the laboratory.
What will you be doing?
Based at our modern laboratory on a 12 month contract, you'll work in the Trace Organics section, you'll join the team and work within the quality system ensuring a timely turnaround of results.
You'll be involved in a range of activities within the laboratory, including the analysis of a variety of water samples, running manual and automated analytical techniques, and handling and downloading data within a UKAS accredited quality system.
You'll have the opportunity to contribute to continuous improvement, take on a variety of scientific challenges and gain an exciting array of experience as you meet them.
This role will enable you to achieve Registered Technician, moving to Registered Scientist status with a relevant institution.
What do you need?
With a relevant degree (or equivalent) and an interest in trace organics/chemistry, you'll have both the technical understanding and passion for science to make this a great start to your career in which you'll receive full training.
You'll ideally have experience of following policies and procedures and working in a regulated laboratory with ISO17025 accreditation.
There will be an expectation for you to work using your own initiative and take a common sense approach to tasks. You should also be adaptable and be able to prioritise work.
Flexibility is also crucial to this role as adjustment to sample number and variety may be required.
What benefits do we offer?
Being a successful water company doesn't come easy! Our people are important to us and we want to make sure that we reward and recognise all of the great work that they do. Some of our benefits include:
- Bonus scheme
- Private health care
- Competitive pension scheme
- 23 days annual leave rising with length of service
- Flexible benefits to support your wellbeing
- Flexible working (dependent on your role)
- Plus lots more!
We are passionate and committed to the learning and development of our people making sure they have the right skills and knowledge to be successful and to help achieve their potential. We also take Health and Safety very seriously in everything that we do
If you are offered a job with us, you'll be subject to the relevant/standard employment checks, including: your right to work in the UK, reference, driving licence and identity check. Depending on your role, you may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.
Closing date: 1st September 2019