Laboratory Technician Apprentice

Crumlin, Caerphilly
Full Time

BBI Solutions has served the global diagnostics industry for over 50 years, as a leading developer and manufacturer of raw materials and finished test platforms for the in-vitro diagnostics market. Product ranges include antigens, antibodies, enzymes, serums and plasma’s as well as renowned labels for lateral flow and ELISA assays.
Our mission is to deliver exceptional products and technologies that people rely on to enjoy a better quality of life. Through innovation, partnership, effective delivery and the collaboration of our people, we constantly strive to help set industry standards, engender trust and build our reputation for excellence.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Laboratory Technician Apprentice to join us on a permanent basis at our Crumlin site.

The salary offered for this role is competitive and makes up part of BBI’s attractive benefits package, which includes:
• 5% contributory pension scheme
• Life Assurance
• Private health care scheme
• Generous annual leave package totalling 32 days (inclusive of bank holidays)
• Cycle to work scheme

As a Laboratory Technician Apprentice, you will be responsible for processing glassware within the Contract Services team always ensuring compliance of laboratory equipment and supporting the Senior and Development Scientists in their daily project tasks.
We’ve partnered with Gower College Swansea to deliver a 2-year HNC apprenticeship program in Applied Science and you’ll receive on the job training from day one combined with our responsibility to help you develop and progress. You’ll be working in a blended environment and will complete one day of study a week.
The HNC is delivered over 24 weeks of the year and each year is spilt into two twelve week terms. During each term, the success candidate will be required to travel to Gower College Swansea on four occasions out of the twelve weeks.
Your duties might include:
• The preparation of lab glassware and plasticware following standard operating procedures (SOPs)
• Preparation and handling of a super acid and other chemicals
• The manufacture of buffers following standard operating procedures (SOPs)
• Accurate completion of records following the principles of good document practice
• Completion of trend analysis data
• Stock control of buffers
• Assist with company stock takes to support KanBan processes and ensure consumables are readily available for the team
• Responsibility for specific departmental items of equipment. (maintenance, calibration, cleaning) ensuring lab compliance of equipment at all times
• Maintenance of generic equipment components
• Laboratory Housekeeping

As a Laboratory Technician apprentice you’ll be required to have a BTEC L3 Extended Diploma (PPP), BTEC L3 90-Credit Diploma (MM), A Level (DD) or Access to HE Diploma. Alternative experience and qualifications may be considered.
You will also need good organisation skills and some knowledge of Microsoft packages. If you are offered the role you’ll be partnered with an Apprenticeship Advisor who’ll be there to support and guide you throughout your apprenticeship. Working with your line manager to identify the right opportunities to help you succeed.

For more information or to apply for this role please contact us on 01792 284450 or email