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What? Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship

Where? Tonbridge, Kent

When? Monday – Friday, 37.5 hours per week

How much? You’ll earn £12,000 a year, plus you will receive all the training and support you need to become a qualified Level 3 Laboratory Technician

How long? 21 months

Other benefits? 25 days plus public holidays



Working for Totally Natural Solutions

Totally Natural Solutions are the UK’s foremost hop oil provider for the brewing supply chain. Using the science of beer to create the best quality flavour and aroma profiles, these oils are essential in providing the recognisable characteristics of every beer. Our global patented methods ensure all flavour and aroma-rich oils are preserved.

As an expanding company using Chemistry knowledge in an applied industry, we are offering an opportunity to join a small and dynamic team situated in Kent, to support our Quality Control and Research and Development Labs in testing of raw materials, preparation of equipment and supporting on ensuring samples are made available in a timely manner. 

This opportunity is working with experienced Production and Industrial chemists so would best suit applicants with an interest in science and a good foundation in maths.



What it’s like being an apprentice laboratory technician

As a laboratory technician apprentice for Totally Natural Solutions your goal will be to analyse, interpret and evaluate data to identify results requiring further investigation. With support from your mentor, you will be trained in how to work safely in a quality-controlled laboratory, whilst maintaining excellent housekeeping and in accordance with Health and Safety, environment, and risk management systems.

Other duties you will be responsible for with training, include:

  • Understand and follow quality procedures to meet the requirements of quality standards within workplace
  • Gain understanding of the internal and external regulatory environment for food safety in manufacturing, and comply with appropriate regulations
  • Perform laboratory tasks following specified methodologies, such as Standard Operating Procedures
  • Calibrating laboratory equipment
  • Keep accurate records of undertaken laboratory work and results
  • learn to recognise problems and how to apply appropriate scientific methods to identify causes and achieve solutions
  • Learn to effectively set up methods and samples for the Laboratory
  • Work independently to carry out tasks
  • Perform stock checks to maintain stock levels for laboratory consumables

The Advanced Level Apprenticeship (Level 3 Laboratory Technician) provides individuals with a sound knowledge base that can support them in undertaking further learning and development of their careers.


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 37.5 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 at Totally Natural Solutions 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.





  • The ability to show an interest in science, or laboratory testing.



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



  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office)
  • High attention to detail



  • Enthusiastic and hardworking individual with a focus on providing the best possible service.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with others both internally and externally.
  • Aligns with company values


Prospects include (but are not limited to):

The prospect of a full-time position after successful completion of the apprenticeship.

  • Progression to RSci Tech.
  • The possibility of a L4+ qualification.


What next?

Once you’ve completed your apprenticeship, you may be offered a more permanent job with Totally Natural Solutions . If not, your qualification will open doors elsewhere in a related field. Or you might decide to move on to a higher-level apprenticeship where available.