Analytical Chemist Degree Apprenticeship at Thomas Swan & Co Limited

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Analytical Chemist Degree Apprenticeship

We have an exciting opportunity for a Degree Apprentice to join our Research and Development team.  As a Degree Apprentice, you will be employed by Thomas Swan whilst you study for your degree with Newcastle College on a day release basis.  This role will involve;

  • Provide analytical development support across business
  • Liaise with new and existing customers on the development, validation and transfer of test methods
  • Assist in the evaluation of new analytical technologies
  • Write and implement laboratory experiment procedures to promote safe working practices
  • Build positive relationships with colleagues


Training to be provided

Level 6 BSc laboratory Sciencentist 

Desired skills

You will have the ambition to forge a career within the Chemical industry and the drive to be able to balance the demands of work and studying. 

Personal qualities

  • Reliable & punctual
  • Keen to learn
  • Work well in a team
  • Independent – able to use initiative
  • Positive attitude

Desired qualifications

Must hold one of the following level 3 qualifications

  • 3 A Levels including - A Level Chemistry  or BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Science or completed a level 3 Apprenticeship in Laboratory Technician 
  • MUST also hold GCSE maths, English and Chemistry (or Science) at grade C/4 or above

Future prospects

  • To be discussed at the end of the apprenticeship

Things to consider

  • You must be able to get to the employers easily
  • You must be able to get to Newcastle College for the qualification part of the course

About Thomas Swan & Co Limited

Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd is a leading independent manufacturer of performance and speciality chemicals.  We manufacture over 100 products, from kilogramme to multi-tonne quantities and offer an experienced and flexible custom manufacturing service.  With offices in the USA and China, and a global network of distributors, Thomas Swan exports to over 80 countries worldwide.

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