Laboratory scientist apprenticeship

Conduct technical and scientific activity in laboratories

A laboratory scientist applies specialist knowledge and broad scientific understanding to carry out a range of technical and scientific activities in their specialist discipline, which can include chemical science, life sciences, research and development, and analysis. During the degree level laboratory scientist apprenticeship, you’ll analyse, interpret and evaluate relevant scientific information, concepts and ideas, and use these to develop subsequent experiments or investigations and to propose solutions to problems. You’ll perform practical, established and novel laboratory procedures using standard and specialist laboratory equipment and instrumentation. Ensuring uniformity, consistency, reliability, reproducibility, quality, and integrity of scientific tests will underpin your work and the working environment. On completion of the laboratory science apprenticeship, you’ll achieve a bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline relevant to your role.


Duration: 60 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements for the laboratory scientist apprenticeship: Five GCSEs, including English, maths and a science, as well as relevant level 3 qualifications providing the appropriate number of UCAS points for entry to a level 6 programme

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £28,000 per annum

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