Apprentice Science Department Technician

Exciting new opportunity for an individual to work as an Apprentice Lab Technician based in the Science department at The Wilnecote School in Tamworth, with Loughborough College being the training provider. Apply now!

  • Rated outstanding for apprenticeships in our June 2017 ofsted inspection
    Ofsted - Outstanding Provider




Weekly Wage:

£147.87 - £209.62

Possible Start Date:


Working Week:

Monday to Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm. Term Time Only. (Pay will be pro-rata.)

Apprenticeship Framework:

Laboratory technician




24 months


Under the direction and instruction of senior staff provide general technical support to the science department. Duties include preparation of materials, assisting teaching staff with the demonstration of practical lessons and practicals, Oversight of specialist teaching areas, setting up and trying out experiments, routine administration, maintenance and safety procedures, as below:

Support to the Classroom:

  • Provision of support services to the teaching staff in organising requirements for their work
  • Preparation of materials to exact specification from stock as directed and clearing away equipment
  • Assistance to teaching staff with demonstration lessons and practicals
  • Oversight of specialised teaching areas, stores and/or preparation rooms and arrangements for maintenance and repair services to equipment and working surfaces
  • Assisting in the maintenance of safety standards in the departments
  • Set up and try out experiments before lessons, assessments and examinations to ensure that they work


  • Maintenance of stock and breakage records, catalogues and user manuals
  • Assist in the annual audit of stock
  • Ordering, receiving and accounting for new stock and equipment


  • Assist with the development of resources
  • Operation of audio-visual equipment and arrangement for appropriate maintenance and servicing
  • Collect materials from school grounds and local suppliers
  • Prepare and make teaching aids as required

Health, Safety and Security:

  • Deal with emergencies in classes, breakages and spillages of chemicals
  • Have knowledge of microbiological techniques - sterilisation and disposal of contaminated materials
  • Take care of plants and any animals within the area
  • Maintain and clean any scientific apparatus on an annual basis
  • Check materials and equipment before and after use by class for quantity and damage
  • To be responsible for the safe storage of chemicals and apparatus in accordance with CAT/The Wilnecote School/Staffordshire County Council Safety procedures



  • Good standard of practical knowledge
  • Good understanding and ability to use relevant equipment/technology
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team
  • Ability to relate well to children and to adults
  • Good organising, planning and prioritising skills
  • Methodical with a good attention to detail


  • Has a friendly yet professional and respectful approach which demonstrates support and shows mutual respect
  • Open, honest and an active listener
  • Takes responsibility and accountability
  • Committed to the needs of the pupils, parents and other stakeholders and challenge barriers and blocks to providing an effective service
  • Demonstrates a “can do” attitude including suggesting solutions, participating, trusting and encouraging others and achieving expectations
  • Is committed to the provision and improvement of quality service provision
  • Is adaptable to change/embraces and welcomes change
  • Acts with pace and urgency being energetic, enthusiastic and decisive
  • Communicates effectively
  • Has the ability to learn from experiences and challenges
  • Is committed to the continuous development of self and others by keeping up to date and sharing knowledge, encouraging new ideas, seeking new opportunities and challenges, open to ideas and developing new skills


At Wilnecote we aspire to be an outstanding school with high expectations and high aspirations for each student.

As a school we are proud of the many successes of our students - in examinations, in the Arts, in Sport, as leaders and peer mentors.

We are committed to improving the opportunity for all students to flourish as global citizens in the 21 st Century and to develop the skills of leadership, cooperation and personal responsibility.


Friday 10th, December 2021