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Chemical Science Degree Apprentice - Quality Control

Job Details
  • 5476
  • Luxfer MEL Technologies
  • Swinton, Greater Manchester
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • Attractive package incl. fully paid for degree

Chemical Science Degree Apprentice (Materials Quality Control) x2 vacancies available, working towards a fully funded BSc in Chemical Science.

Are you coming to the end of your time at school and weighing up whether to go to university or find your way in the world of work? It’s not an easy decision, is it?

Luxfer MEL Technologies are looking for superstars of the future and have two superb opportunities to earn while you learn. This role comes with world-class training and a degree level qualification through Manchester Metropolitan University with NO fees to pay – giving you the best of both worlds!   

The Company

Luxfer MEL Technologies is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of Magnesium and Zirconium based products and services to technology industries worldwide. We have approximately 300 employees across the UK and US.

Zirconium chemicals are produced at the Swinton site from a range of raw materials. Our lightweight magnesium alloys are machined or extruded to custom shapes and specifications to meet our customer requirements, and are used in high performance, safety critical aerospace, defence, healthcare, oil and gas and Formula 1.

The Role – Chemical Science Degree Apprentice (Materials Quality Control)

As a Chemical Science Degree Apprentice (Materials Quality Control), you will be working towards a BSc in Chemical Science through an apprenticeship program at Manchester Metropolitan University, which includes one day per week of online learning with occasional units taught face to face at the university.

Alongside your studies, you’ll be working as part of the Materials Quality Control Team, conducting precise and accurate routine analytical testing on Incoming Raw Materials, In-Process Control samples and Final Product material, involving both the use of traditional chemistry techniques and the use of a wide variety of analytical instrumentation (for example XRF, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, IC, Particle Size, Surface Area and Porosity instruments). Your duties will also include, although not be limited to:

  • Maintaining a high standard of laboratory operating conditions regarding equipment, validity of calibration standards, housekeeping, analytical records, etc. by adhering to established standards
  • Ensuring compliance with all health, safety and environment policies

Our Requirements – Chemical Science Degree Apprentice (Materials Quality Control)

  • A minimum of 104 UCAS points at A-level or equivalent (grades BCC or similar), with A levels including Chemistry and Mathematics
  • GCSE Mathematics and English Language (grade A*-C / 9-4) or equivalent
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Ability to read and understand laboratory related materials, with laboratory-based skills such as precise weighing and pipetting
  • Strong mathematical skills and familiarity with algebra to perform relevant analytical calculations
  • Professional interpersonal skills, and a team player with a committed, flexible and positive approach to work
  • Strong attention to detail

The Package

As a Chemical Science Degree Apprentice (Materials Quality Control), you will join the team based within our Swinton (Greater Manchester) office, and benefit from:

  • A starting salary of £14,500, (equivalent to £7.53 per hour) to increase over time once you have completed your degree, plus bonus
  • A fully paid for degree level qualification through Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • A permanent contract, working 37 hours per week within Monday to Friday
  • Opportunities for career development and progression
  • Company pension
  • Opportunity to participate in the company share option scheme
  • Free on-site parking

Shortlisting of applications and interviews for this role will take place while the advert is live; the advert will close once the successful candidate is found. Candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.

All applications for this Chemical Science Degree Apprentice (Materials Quality Control) vacancy are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.

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