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Lab Support Technician, Degree Apprenticeship

Full time
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Science & biotechnology
1,001-5,000 employees
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Company Description

For over 20 years, abcam has been providing tools the scientific community needs to enable faster breakthroughs in critical areas like cancer, neurological disorders, infectious diseases, and metabolic disorders.

We believe that to continue making progress, we need to work together in new ways. We need your own unique perspective as well as this of our people to make an always greater impact on the world. This community needs people like you: dedicated, agile and above all audacious so we can truly bring progress forward.

Job Description

Working in collaboration with Anglian Ruskin University (ARU) we have a super exciting BRAND NEW opportunity to join our Lab Support team based in our head office in Cambridge, UK. This will equip the successful applicant with both practical and theoretical skills along with work-based understanding developing all those essential skills.

Whilst studying towards a fully funded BSc Laboratory Science Degree you will be an integral part of the team supporting the lab teams with specialist laboratory cleaning, maintenance of communal lab areas, maintaining stock of lab consumables and reagents. You will also support with sample inventory and distribution, buffer preparation and supply clean lab ware.

You will also support in the general lab areas, our cell culture suite and molecular lab, requiring a conscientious, flexible approach and great attention to detail.

As part of the apprenticeship programme your attendance will be required at ARU to complete a day release based training programme.


You will have at least 112 UCAS Tariff points which is equivalent to:

  • B,B,C A Level or D,M,M from a National Diploma
  • At least 5 GCSE’s at Grade C/5 which much include Maths and English

Applicants who do not meet the above requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may require an interview.

There is a government requirement for apprenticeship candidates to present suitable GCSE/Level 2 Maths and English (or equivalent) certificates in order to complete an apprenticeship.

The academic entry requirements for courses are designed to ensure, as far as possible, that candidates are able to engage with the academic demands of degree level study.

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Additional Information

We know that when it comes to benefits, no one size fits all. Flexibility and choice matter which is why, in addition to market competitive salaries, we offer you a flexible benefits package which is tailored to your unique needs and support your financial, physical and emotional wellbeing. This includes our award-winning share scheme, 18 weeks fully paid maternity leave, 6 weeks fully paid paternity leave as well as highly flexible working and much more. Besides, your development will be integral to your experience here. You will grow alongside other talented minds, in ways you may often find unexpected.

When people come together, incredible things happen. Here you’ll work in a safe environment where you can be who you truly are. We’ll champion and celebrate your uniqueness throughout your journey with us. This is how we excel at partnering with the scientific community no matter the challenge, ultimately helping solve the world’s most critical diseases. Find out more about Diversity & Inclusion at abcam.