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Laboratory Scientist Degree Apprenticeship

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Date: 01-Aug-2021

Location: Blackley, MAN, GB, M9 8GQ

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, leverages its unmatched science to unlock immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales and technical offices around the world and has approximately 8,800 employees.



Laboratory Scientist Degree Apprenticeship

Competitive Salary and benefits, based at Blackley, Manchester

Programme duration 4 years


We have an exciting opportunity to join our Scientists at Blackley who develop specialty chemicals to improve the aesthetics and durability of inks and coatings.  You’ll complete a Level 6 Laboratory Scientist apprenticeship over 4 years, receiving on the job training and development alongside studying for a BSc Honours degree. This is the perfect opportunity to earn while you learn and gain valuable real-life work experience.

 WThe Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world.

About the role:


You’ll gain experience in a range of laboratories at our site in Blackley and develop a broad understanding of our chemistries, 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’ll be working as part of our team on real projects providing a high standard of laboratory work that supports the requests of our stakeholders.

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

Alongside your work-based learning you’ll study towards your BSc (Hons) Chemical Science degree with Manchester Metropolitan University, to find out more about the course itself please visit https://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/apprenticeships/courses/laboratory-scientist

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 mentors
  • 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 should 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 and have a minimum of grade C/4 in GCSE Maths and English
  • We also accept applications from candidates with non standard qualifications who meet the Universities course entry requirements


What we can offer you:


The opportunity to develop your technical knowledge and personal skills in a successful global company, working alongside our experienced team members on projects that really count. 


  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • 26.5 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Onsite gym and restaurant facilities
  • Free Car Parking


Together, we are Lubrizol: Where science excels, and people make a difference.

Lubrizol is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from a diverse range of applicants. All applicants will be considered entirely on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.
Our application process is very straightforward, simply create a short profile and upload your CV and cover letter.  Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK for the duration of the apprenticeship. 

To find out more and to apply visit www.lubrizol.com/careers
The Lubrizol Corporation: Our Mission to Help the World Move Cleaner, Create Smarter & Live Better - YouTube



Located three miles north of Manchester City Centre, Blackley is home to some of the most popular green spaces in the area including Heaton Park (the biggest park in Greater Manchester, and one of the largest municipal parks in Western Europe), and Blackley Forest and Boggart Hole Clough.  

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