Apprentice Laboratory Scientist - South West Water - Exeter

Apply From: 26th of February 2020
Application Deadline: 27th of March 2020
Salary: £11138.00 per year
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Apprentice Laboratory Scientist

  • Job Reference:SWW-151/20
  • Employer:South West Water
  • Location:Exeter
  • Salary:£11,138 per year

Would you like to start your career as a Laboratory Scientist and gain a nationally recognized qualification?

South West Water provide reliable, efficient and high-quality drinking water and waste water services throughout Cornwall, Devon, and parts of Somerset and Dorset. We believe that by investing in the future of our region, we are not only improving the quality of life for today’s residents and visitors but are also taking responsibility for future generations. Our aim is to continually drive up standards, particularly in the areas that matter most to our customers and be amongst the best in the water industry.

We now have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Laboratory Scientist to join our team based at Countess Wear Laboratories in Exeter.

What will you be doing?

As our Laboratory Apprentice you will be expected to comply with Health & Safety Codes of Practice. You will be undertaking chemical or microbiological analysis by approved laboratory methods and procedures and maintaining adequate laboratory records as required by the company and the UKAS system.

The Laboratory Apprentice will adhere to the requirements of the UKAS Quality Policy as described in the Quality Manual and to maintain an individual Training Record. You will maintain ongoing competence in line with DWI Competent Analyst requirements in the form of the CPD folder.

What do you need?

  • 5 GCSEs or equivalent to include Maths, English and a Science subject
  • Enthusiasm and desire to learn new skills
  • Able to follow set procedures/methods
  • Able to record data accurately both handwritten and electronic formats
  • Excellent attention to detail with well-honed problem-solving skills

What can South West Water offer you?

South West water can offer full support and training that helps you to develop experience and an understanding of the water industry, Laboratory Science and the impact of our industry on the environment. The successful Apprentice Laboratory Scientist will earn a first-year salary of £11,138.09, which will increase in the second year.

This is an excellent opportunity to work within in a team-orientated and collaborative environment, for a company that strives to be environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

If you have the enthusiasm and determination to join our forward-thinking business as an Apprentice Laboratory Scientist, click apply.

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