Mayfield School, Dagenham - Laboratory Technician (Level 3)

Mayfield School


Working for Mayfield School
“At Mayfield, we are totally committed to the success of every child. Learning is central to everything that we do and we strive always to ensure that every child receives the support and guidance they need to reach their full potential. Mayfield School is a community built on shared values of respect, fairness and hard work.”

Mayfield School are looking for an Apprentice Laboratory Technician to work in their Science Department. The successful apprentice will support the teaching of a range of Science subjects by that Department under the direction of the Senior Science Technicians.

You’ll join Mayfield School as an apprentice Laboratory Technician for a fixed period of 24months.
What it's like being a Level 3 Laboratory Technician

As a Lab Tech Apprentice, you will be required to show a commitment to the school’s aim of success for all by providing a high standard of service to staff, parents/carers, students, governors and visitors. You’ll be expected to conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times; maintaining discretion, tact, diplomacy. To undertake duties in support of the work of the teaching staff in the science department.
Duties and responsibilities:

To arrange, supply and collect materials and equipment for Science Faculty lessons
Preparation and setting up of equipment, materials etc. for Science lessons
Periodic safety checks
To assist in the preparation of inventory, health & safety and stock control audits
To ensure that all equipment and materials in the science rooms is cleared after the lesson, including chemical spillages, and the rooms are left in a clean and tidy condition, including surfaces, sinks, and cupboards as appropriate
Receiving deliveries
To assist in daily resources management
Assist in the collation of work sheets and new work schemes
Contribute to the general running of the science preparation rooms
Contribute to the promotion and observance of a safe working environment in the Science area, including the production of appropriate risk assessments
To ensure safe storage and use of laboratory equipment in line with health and safety regulations
To ensure the safe disposal of all chemicals in line with health and safety regulations
To undertake minor repairs to damaged equipment
To work with other technicians to maintain an accurate inventory of equipment
To be a trained First Aider
To undertake any training applicable to the role as directed by the school
Reviewing and developing your own professional practice, including taking part in performance review annually
Any other such matters as the school may reasonably request
To be aware of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and to report any concerns in accordance with Mayfield’s Safeguarding/Child Protection policies
To undertake compulsory Child Protection/PREVENT Training as directed by the school



• Should have a genuine interest in education and working in the science department of a school.


• Ideally English, Maths and Science GCSE A-C grade or equivalent (however lower grades will be considered, so don’t be put off)

Skills and characteristics

Have a high standard of written and spoken English
Be reliable
Have a positive attitude
Have a good attendance and punctuality record
Have honesty and integrity
Have excellent organisational skills
Have excellent literacy, numeracy and IT skills
Have excellent communication skills
Have energy and drive
Be self-motivated with the ability to multi-task
Be able to work as part of a team
Be able to prioritise their workload
Be willing to learn and flexible
Be able to communicate effectively with staff and students
Be unafraid of taking on new challenges
Have a genuine desire to work with, and on behalf of, young people
Have a good sense of humour
Willingness to undertake first aid training

So how does the apprenticeship work?

At Tiro we’re obsessed with changing lives through science and technology apprenticeships so we can’t wait to have you on board.

Over 21 months, you’ll devote 20% of your 35 hours of working time towards a Level 3 Laboratory Technician apprenticeship. You’ll be trained by an expert tutor from Tiro as well as an experienced mentor atMayfield School who together, will make sure you develop the knowledge, skills, and work habits you’ll need to succeed in your career. The best part? You’ll be earning while you learn.

Being an apprentice is hands-on, so you’ll get the chance to learn things you might otherwise not have experienced in a university or college environment.

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Role overview

Wage: £15047.00 per year

Hours per week: 35

Length: 24 months

Required: Genuine interest in education and working in the science department of a school.