Science Technician Apprentice
Employment Type:
From £600 per month
Burslem, ST6 7AB
Closing Date:
30th April, 2020

This role is fantastic if you have an interest in science! With the chance of learning a wide range of skills and experience of working within a school environment, this vacancy offers lots of career opportunities!

Job Role:

The technicians’ primary role is to provide support for the teaching staff within the Science faculty by preparing and presenting equipment to allow practical science to take place.

An experienced technician can add considerable value, especially to younger members of the team, by suggesting activities possible from the apparatus we have to enhance student learning.

Technicians generally have a sound knowledge of practical science.

Technicians are often also responsible for maintaining an orderly prep room, testing practical activities as requested, ordering specialist supplies, purchasing consumables required by staff for activities, maintaining all equipment and other resources such as textbooks, liaising with site staff, supporting with cover and departmental photocopying.

Technicians are often also important staff in relation to First Aid and Health and Safety.

  • Daily and weekly laboratory servicing, termly inspections and annual clean
  • Practical preparation, including materials, equipment, stock, standard
    solutions and specimens
  • To help organise lessons if the teacher(s) are absent.
  • Washing equipment
  • Delivering practical resources before/ at start of lesson and collecting equipment promptly
    at the end of lessons
  • Maintaining an orderly store for equipment
  • Organising photocopied resources, worksheets, tests etc and ensuring stationary etc is
    well stocked and stored
  • Assisting teaching staff with behaviour management calls etc
  • Checking equipment as it is returned to inspect for breakages or malfunctions (and
    correct) and repair in a timely fashion

About the employer:

The City Learning Trust (CLT), a Cooperative Multi-Academy Trust was formed in May 2015 when Haywood Academy made the transition from a Single Academy Trust to a Cooperative Multi-Academy Trust.

What is a Science Technician Apprentice:

This role may be that you are the person who prepares the practical equipment and makes up the solutions used in science labs. The role also includes instructing and assisting teachers with practical skills, including class demonstrations, for advanced techniques across all disciplines.


  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Familiarity with standard computing packages such as Microsoft Office
  • IT Literacy and confident with technology

Personal Attributes: 

  • The motivation to work with children and young people
  • The ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people
  • The ability to work in a team environment and under pressure
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • A good sense of humour
  • A calm demeanour
  • A perceptive understanding of young people and their needs and expectations

Applying English & Maths To This Role: 

Stock taking, measuring and prepping for practical lessons.

Qualifications Required:

GCSE Maths, English 9-4 (A*- C ) or Functional Skills (or equivalent) preferred

Qualifications Gained: 

Apprenticeship: Laboratory Technician Level 3

Future Prospects: 

This role can help you develop a career in a variety of roles or even give you a glimpse into teaching.