Covance

Apprenticeship - Laboratory Technician

Company
Covance
Location
Eye, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Apr 2021
Closes
30 Apr 2021
Ref
10024_56955
Discipline
Clinical Research
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

LabCorp is a leading global life sciences company with a mission to improve health and improve lives. Combining world-class diagnostic solutions with its drug development business, Covance, LabCorp's cutting-edge technologies, unparalleled data, and growing menu of standard and highly-specialized tests not only inform and empower patients and providers but help medical, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies transform ideas into innovations. LabCorp's 65,000+ employees are pursuing critical advances in science and changing the delivery of healthcare while advancing essential vaccines, cancer-fighting breakthroughs, and life-changing treatments for rare diseases.

Advancing healthcare from the laboratory through the clinic requires many different strengths, experiences and perspectives of our exceptional people around the world. Explore our wide range of diverse opportunities and rewarding career pathways and see how you can work with an energizing purpose to discover your extraordinary potential.

Apprenticeship Program:

Exciting Opportunity to be part of the LabCorp/Covance 2021 Apprenticeship Programin Eye. As an Apprentice Laboratory Technician within Covance, you will play an integral role in supporting all aspects of laboratory and study support functions for our testing and development work. Following a comprehensive induction process and carefully-tailored training program, you will acquire a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of clinical trials and bringing miracles of medicine to market.

Capitalize on a dedicated training and development program that will support your scientific and professional career aspirations, and take pride in delivering scientific work that helps save the lives of millions of people around the world.

We have opportunities in the following department:

Histology - F ast-paced laboratory based working environment. Histology processes tissues to produce stained slides for Pathology to evaluate. Histology uses manual and automated procedures to reach very high production levels so we are looking for individuals who are manually dexterous and have a real drive to succeed.

You will learn the following:
  • Routine and one-off laboratory testing and how to perform a variety of technical laboratory techniques;
  • Work both individually and as part of the laboratory team;
  • Work with minimum supervision, taking responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work that is undertaken;
  • Work safely in the laboratory, maintaining excellent housekeeping whilst following appropriate safety, environment and risk management systems;
  • Ensure the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced and be able to maintain good accurate written records of work carried out;
  • Follow quality procedures to meet the requirements of quality standards relevant to the workplace;
  • Develop and apply your theoretical knowledge of relevant science and technology;
  • Tissue recognition, cutting, staining and microscopy; and its associated data management
  • Preparation and recording a wide variety of formulations for Toxicology studies


What you'll receive:
  • You'll undertake an Advanced Apprenticeship in Laboratory Technician over the course of 24 months,
  • You will study for a HNC
  • An IOSH Managing Safely certificate
  • A chance to Act as an Ambassador across Suffolk for Science roles,
  • A salary of £14,500 in your first year rising progressively as you progress based on performance
  • A generous benefits and holiday package
  • Progression opportunities and a chance to work on ground breaking trials


Minimum Criterial:
  • An A-level in Biology or Chemistry preferred but not essential, or relevant work Experience or a level 3 science based qualification,
  • A passion for science,
  • A willingness to learn,
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team,
  • Great attention to detail,
  • Good communication skills


Start date: September 2021
Education/Qualifications:
GSCEs at level 4 (or grade C) and above in English, Maths and a Science subject. Preferably A levels or equivalent in a Science subject
Experience:
No specific previous operational histology experience is required. It is expected that the jobholder will have some experience of working in a technical laboratory in association with their academic history.

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