Job descriptionApprentice Laboratory Technician - Coventry SOCOTEC is the UK's leading provider of testing, inspection, and certification services. We offer an unrivalled range of technical expertise and services throughout the UK and worldwide. By joining us, you’ll be part of an 1,800+ strong team, where we will provide you with a host of opportunities. We are committed to personal and professional development, and you will be supported and mentored at every step of your journey with us. You will join a large team of industry-leading, expert professionals and receive exposure to some of the best opportunities and challenges available. Located at SOCOTEC central facilities in Coventry, the successful apprentices will be working with leading experts within the state-of-the-art laboratory to develop their skills and knowledge within the material testing sector. Perfect for anyone with an interest in science looking for a non-traditional lab-based role. The role As an Apprentice Laboratory Technician, you’ll be undertaking the testing and analysis of construction materials using the UKAS standard for testing and calibration laboratories. These tests will deliver highest quality testing services, aiding quality assurance, compliance and control whilst providing vital data to support cost-effective decision making. Some of the core activities of the role include: Having knowledge of good laboratory practice Physical testing of construction materials i.e. Compaction, Density & Strength Preparation of materials for laboratory testing (i.e. breaking down 20kg samples to pass a 20mm sieve.) Completion of test sheets, including all calculations Production of reports in line with QA systems Undertake tasks in line with Company QHSE protocol About you: We are looking for someone to develop in to the role by undertaking an agreed structured training program of study in house, so that in time you will develop an understanding and knowledge of the implementation of various methods to examine materials,. The ideal candidate will be: Able to work as part of a team Helpful, with a customer focussed approach Flexible and adaptable approach to work Self motivated and able to organise own workload Able to build credibility with peeps and senior managers And will also have: Good IT skills - knowledge of Microsoft Office packages Excellent organisational and communication skills Good basic mathematical and literacy knowledge The ability to work using your initiative and common sense What we offer We offer a competitive salary and all the benefits of working for a dynamic and growing organisation including generous holidays, company pension and discounts on high street shopping. Think you’ve got what it takes to add value to our success? Then please apply using the link below. We are working in partnership with the apprenticeship training provider, Tiro, who will complete the first stage of the application process with you. Here is the link to this vacancy on their website: Apply Here SOCOTEC is an equal opportunities employer.
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