Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship at DSTL

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The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) ensures that our innovative science and technology contribute to the defence and security of the UK. We provide the UK Government with specialist science and technology research, advice and analysis – much of which is operationally critical with the potential to save many lives.

Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship

Do you have a passion for science, are enthusiastic, motivated and willing to learn?

Dstl works to maximise the impact of science and technology on the defence and security of the United Kingdom. In order to do this, we need people who can use their skills to innovate and develop technologies which give our country the winning-edge.

We have an exciting opportunity to join Dstl as a laboratory technician apprentice within our Chemical Biological and Radiological Division, at Porton Down, Salisbury. You will get to work on exciting projects and work alongside internationally renowned scientists.

As an apprentice at Dstl you will learn the technical elements of running a lab, maintaining stock and working on project work that truly makes a difference.

If you are willing to get involved in hands on work, maintaining high standards of safety and quality, we would love to hear from you.

Entry Requirements:

Minimum age is 18.

5 GCSEs (C and above) and A levels (or equivalent) in a STEM based subject

Due to the reserved nature of this role, it is only open to UK Nationals who have lived in this country for more than five years. All posts require standard Security Clearance (SC).

Starting salary is circa £12,500 per annum and the apprenticeship is on a 2 year fixed term basis.

Benefits of working at DSTL

  • Flexible working
  • Chartership and accreditation support
  • Pension
  • Generous annual leave
  • A competitive salary
  • Excellent learning and development
  • Onsite gyms and restaurants
  • Staff discounts for high street and online shopping, restaurants and days out

How to apply

To apply for this role and to find out more, please click on the apply button below. To find the role, select 'Show more' and enter the following reference number: 1572420

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