Apprentice Technician for School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool
Reference No: 29684

Vacancy Filled

School of Environmental Sciences
L69 3GP

About this opportunity

The successful applicant would join a technical team providing support in laboratory and field work across the School, primarily for Physical Geography.

You would be trained to help deliver undergraduate practicals at the state-of-the-art, award winning Central Teaching Laboratories.

A normal day would include
Training would be given so that daily you would be competent to:
Set out, maintain and clear away undergraduate practicals.
Maintain records for distribution / collection of field equipment.
Provide appropriate laboratory ware and prepare chemical solutions for students doing dissertation projects in Roxby Building. Train students to use laboratory equipment.
Receive training in use of standard laboratory equipment and specialist equip e.g. freeze dryer; particle size analyser; x-ray fluorescence spectrometers etc. then assist with demonstration of techniques to students.
Be health and safety/COSHH compliant.
Manage waste – chemicals, equipment & environmental samples.
Assist with fieldwork and sampling in a variety of natural environments (moorland; wetland; coastal; forest; rivers and lakes).
Give School support as necessary in Geology, Oceanography, Ecology/Marine Biology.

On successfully completing your apprenticeship you will have access to internally advertised opportunities at the University of Liverpool.

How you will be supported
Full training and support will be provided by expert training and assessment staff for example The Skills Company.

What will happen next
New applicants who meet the basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted by The Skills Company to discuss the vacancy. This will be by phone. You will then have the opportunity to find out:
• More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
• Any training you need to complete
• What the next steps will be

How you could get there
If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

What you should have to apply

Minimum of 5 GCSE's at Grade C (5) and above in English, Math's, Sciences and ICT.

Personal Qualities

Dependable, reliable, ability to work as part of a team, ability to prioritise work and work to deadlines. Good attention to detail and high level of accuracy. Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact with individuals at all levels in the University.


Organised with competency for science subjects, enjoy practical work in the laboratory and outdoors. Good Maths and ICT skills.