REFERENCE NUMBER: GGA-2020-267
DUE TO FUNDING CRITERIA, THIS VACANCY IS AVAILABLE TO THE FOLLOWING:
16-19 YEAR OLDS
20-29 YEAR OLDS WITH A DISABILITY
20-29 YEAR OLDS WHO ARE CARE EXPERIENCED
Working in a laboratory based environment and training over a 4 year period towards a Modern Apprenticeship at Level 3 in Laboratory Science. Training will be delivered at Forth Valley College, day release and includes NC Units leading to an HNC in Applied Sciences. Duties involve chemical analysis and/or microbiological examination in a range of work areas including instrumentation, calibration, environmental, consumer, food and waters. In-house training will also be provided throughout the apprenticeship on a needs basis.
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Good at problems solving
Works well as a member of a team
Enjoys a challenge
SVQ Level 3
Life Science/Laboratory & Assoc Tech Activities
Glasgow City Council and Forth Valley College
Glasgow Scientific Services, part of Neighbourhoods and Sustainability is a laboratory in the North of Glasgow. With around 50 personnel, it provides a comprehensive scientific, analytical and consultancy service from its UKAS accredited laboratory. Amongst our customers are local authorities, private business and government agencies.
The Food and microbiology Laboratory provides an analytical service to ensure the safety of food and compliance with labelling and legislation as well as testing animal feeds.
The Consumer Protection function analyse and advise, amongst other things, on toys, pens and pencils, textiles, household chemicals, cookware, and fertilisers. The Environment section analyses all aspects of environmental monitoring including, contaminated land, landfill sites, air pollution, odour complaints, water quality, swimming pool water and Jacuzzi waters. The Calibration and Testing section deals with the calibration of a multitude of equipment in all aspects of mass, volume and temperature calibration as well as providing an electrical safety testing service to our customers.
For more info on what our service does, please click on the link below:
Minimum of 2 Highers with at least one being either chemistry or biology
National 4/5 in Maths, English and Science subjects is desirable
Studying a Foundation Apprenticeship in Scientific Technologies would be an advantage.
Age – must be 16-19 years old on Monday 16th August 2020
This is a 4 year apprenticeship