Apprentice (Laboratory Scientist)

United Utilities

Apprenticeship summary

Want to be part of building a greener, healthier and stronger North West? We’ll provide you with industry leading skills and the experience you’ll need to succeed in your career. Join us as an apprentice laboratory scientist, you’ll learn key scientific skills & how to ensure that the water that comes out of the tap is of the highest quality.

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Closing date: March 3, 2024

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Wage:
£19,000.00
Total hours per week:
37
Expected duration (weeks):
257
Positions (available):
3
Date posted:
February 2, 2024
Possible start date:
September 4, 2024
Apprenticeship level:

Degree

As an apprentice laboratory scientist, you’ll learn key scientific skills and how to ensure that the water that comes out of the tap is of the highest quality. Therefore, ensuring our water is of the quality our customers have learnt to expect.

No two days are ever the same in our science department. Our talented team are always on the go as they work to ensure that the water that reaches our customers is always of the same high standard.

You’ll have the chance to join the team and learn key scientific skills, while studying and working towards a rewarding career in the water industry.

During your 60 month apprenticeship, you’ll get to grips with lots of different systems and activities that take place in our science department, including Ion Chromatography, Colorimetry and Spectrometry.

What you’ll learn from us:

  • How to work as part of a dedicated team focussed on ensuring our water quality stays at the highest level
  • How to work with a wide range of equipment and systems, as well as follow the company’s rigorous health and safety standards
  • Successful apprentices will achieve a Laboratory Science (Bachelor’s Degree) Level 6 by the Science Council at Registered Scientist (RSci) level, and endorsed by the Institute for Apprenticeships
  • Apprentice workplace and adhoc block release at Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Working as a Laboratory Scientist

Employer

United Utilities

United Utilities is responsible for water and wastewater services in the North West of England. Our purpose is to provide great water and more for the North West. We deliver 1.8 billion litres of water a day to more than 3 million homes and businesses in the North West, as well as treating all the wastewater which disappears around the U-bend. Keeping the region flowing relies on a vast behind the scenes operation, involving hundreds of reservoirs, treatment works and pumping stations; thousands of kilometres of water pipes and sewers and a 5,000 strong workforce.

Training

Training Provider:

MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

Apprenticeship standard:

Laboratory scientist (degree) (level 6)