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Laboratory Technician Apprentice (Histopathology) Level 3

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £24,761 - £28,948 per annum (Grade 2)
Reference: QMUL31917
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 26 April 2023
Closing date: 4 June 2023

Further details and apply


About the Role

This is an apprenticeship position.

  • Job title: Apprentice Laboratory technician, level 3 (equivalent to 2 A level passes),
  • Length of contract of employment: 28 months, full-time.
  • Length of training: 18-21 months program.
  • Training: college attendance once every 2 weeks during term-time at the Kingston College, Thursday 9.00 am – 4.00 pm with an hour for lunch as directed by the training provider once enrolled; next training start date: September 2023.
  • Existing members of QMUL welcome to apply

About the Apprenticeship

You will be enrolled with a training provider and spend 20% of your employed time completing learning and development activities towards the achievement of the Level 3 Laboratory Technician apprenticeship.

About You

The conditions of employment will be as follows:

Qualifications: Two passes at ‘A ‘level or equivalents, one of which is in a relevant subject (science or mathematics). 5 GCSE (A - C) or equivalent qualifications in maths and English. Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL

Key skills: Evidence of an interest in life sciences

Experience and knowledge requiredN/A as Apprenticeship is to provide new learning and skills.

We are looking for people who are passionate about their own development in Laboratory techniques in Biomedical Sciences.

Please read the Job Description carefully for specific information about this apprenticeship role.

As the purpose of an apprenticeship is to learn new skills, if you already hold a similar qualification at the same level or higher, you will not be eligible. Any other qualifications will be considered, and some additional educational eligibility criteria may apply.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

You will be working the histology Core Service Department and will be supporting the research of scientists within and outside of Barts Cancer Institute.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Charterhouse square Campus in London. It is part-time with college attendance every 2 weeks at the Kingston College (South Thames College Group), fixed term appointment for 28 months, with an expected start date of 15/08/2023. The starting salary will be Grade 2, in the range of £24,761 – £28,948 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

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To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 04 June 2023

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Further details and apply

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