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Lubrizol Laboratory Scientist Apprentice in Hazelwood, United Kingdom

Laboratory Scientist Apprentice

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimise the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact. Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives.

Laboratory Scientist Apprentice

Circa £16,000 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Your remuneration will reflect your ongoing development as you successfully achieve progression within the apprenticeship framework.

Excellent benefits package including 25 days holiday and company pension scheme

Based at Hazelwood, near Belper, Derbyshire

Lubrizol has an exciting opportunity for a Level 6 Laboratory Scientist Apprenticeship based at our European Technical Centre in Hazelwood, Derbyshire.

You will complete a Level 6 Laboratory Scientist apprenticeship over 4 years, receiving on the job training and necessary support. This is the perfect opportunity to earn while you learn and gain a valuable qualification, a BSc Honours degree, alongside real-life work experience.

The role:

You will provide a very high standard of laboratory work that supports the requests of our stakeholders. In addition, the position is designed to create opportunity to gain experience in a wide variety of laboratories at Hazelwood so that you develop a broad understanding of our chemistry, the test and technique fundamentals that are used to characterise and qualify them, along with an analytical mindset to create fundamental knowledge and critical problem-solving skills.

You will develop technical and business knowledge to build a solid foundation for your future career. You will be given the opportunity to train at a level that matches your technical experience as you progress through the Apprenticeship.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate good attention to detail, a flexible approach to their work and be an open communicator.

What you will be doing:

  • Learning through our development programme and appointed mentor

  • Providing support to tactical and strategic projects across the departmental operation

  • Building your knowledge and practical skills to be an effective contributor

  • Demonstrating the capabilities, you have learnt to further enhance the programme

  • Develop and grow a project management and communication mindset

  • Provide your thoughts and ideas on topics when opportunities arise

  • Look for opportunities to continuously improve safety, quality and efficiency

  • Look to promote the company, the department and yourself

Who we are looking for:

  • Eagerness to learn and develop in different parts of laboratory practices

  • Be comfortable with and interested in working within a laboratory

  • Good written and verbal communication skills, including telephone skills

  • Accurate data entry skills and keen attention to detail

  • Good general organisational skills, including planning and prioritisation

  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft packages, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • You must have or be on track to achieve 3 A-levels (one being Chemistry) or equivalent, at grades B/B/C or a minimum of 104 UCAS tariff points

  • Have a minimum of grade C/4 in GCSE Maths and English

Please note, Lubrizol Hazelwood (near Belper) is located in a rural setting with no regular bus service to site, therefore you will require your own transport.

What we can offer you:

A competitive salary of circa £16,000 per annum, depending on skills and experience, plus an excellent benefits package including 25 days holiday, allocated study time and generous company pension scheme.

You’ll also gain valuable qualifications and experience that will set you up for a successful career. You will find that Lubrizol offer a wealth of career and development opportunities. We employ the very best talent and strive to offer our employees the opportunity to grow and learn.

We are partnering with Manchester Metropolitan University to deliver the apprenticeship training. Training will be delivered by distance learning alongside occasional residential stays at the University.

The European marketing and technical centre Lubrizol Hazelwood supports an extensive range of clients and Original Equipment Manufacturers across the globe.

The Hazelwood site is located in a rural setting around 8 miles from Derby City at centre. With a vibrant and constantly growing list of things to do and see, the city offers something to suit all tastes. Be it lively nights out, a thriving live music scene (Derby recently won the title of ‘the city of festivals!’) an abundance of shops and restaurants, or indeed, getting involved in sports at the Ipro Arena, or the newly opened Velodrome, the choice is endless. If you prefer more peaceful surroundings the beautiful Peak District at is right on the doorstep, offering amazing scenery, idyllic country pubs, and fantastic opportunities for outdoor pursuit enthusiasts.

You will find that Lubrizol offer a wealth of career and development opportunities. We employ the very best talent and strive to offer our employees the opportunity to grow and learn.

There is something for everyone who lives and work here……

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