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We are always looking for talented, experienced chemists with a passion for practical synthetic organic chemistry.

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Apprentice Production Laboratory Technician – Laboratory Scientist

Salary: £14K per annum

Based in: Daventry

Hours: 37.5 per week Monday – Thursday 08:30-17:00, Fridays 08:30 -15:45

Are you looking to start a career in chemistry? Do you have a real interest and passion for the subject?

Endeavour Speciality Chemicals is an innovative and creative manufacturer of speciality chemicals. We supply products and services to the flavour & fragrance, pharmaceutical, agrochemical, electronic and life science sectors of the chemical industry. Our markets are global and the business is consistently growing year on year.

Due to our continued growth we are now looking for a career hungry individual to join our team in Daventry.

We are offering a suitable candidate the opportunity to embark on a Level 6 Laboratory Scientist Degree Apprenticeship in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). This is four year programme during which you will be working and earning at Endeavour Speciality Chemicals along with carrying out remote studies with the MMU. Ultimately you will gain a BSc (Hons) Chemical Science and will be able to apply for RSci status from the Royal Society of Chemistry. 20% of your work time at Endeavour will be devoted to your studies

Whilst working the role involves;

  • Assist in the operation of laboratory production and control equipment on a daily basis against the weekly plan.
  • Liaise with Team Leader to organise work to meet agreed targets.
  • Under guidance by the Team Leader make sure raw material stocks are monitored and any shortfalls reported.
  • Ensure all documentation is completed in a timely and legible manner to ensure production and process control records are kept up-to-date.
  • Comply with all sampling and control requirements as specified in the control plan for manufacturing processes under operation.
  • Ensure that all written Process Directions and Standard Operating Procedures are followed and any inconsistencies or unclear instructions are brought to the attention of the Team Leader.
  • Undertake any on-the-job training as required
  • Operate to good standards of housekeeping at all times
  • Undertake the safe operation of plant equipment and machinery at all times
  • Comply with all company procedures and legislative requirements for chemicals handling and plant operation by utilising the correct PPE and other relevant control measures.
  • Be aware of relevant COSHH and Risk assessments for the activities they undertake
  • Prevent wastage of materials and energy resources by the operation of environmentally sound working practices.
  • Comply with all relevant company procedures for waste minimisation, segregation, treatment and control.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a small, growing and dynamic company.

Essential skills

  • IT skills desirable
  • Good manual dexterity.

Personal qualities

  • A positive attitude
  • A willingness to learn
  • Comfortable in challenging and questioning information
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Enjoy a scientific environment and working with others

Qualifications required

  • You must possess a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) - grades A - C including Science, Maths and English
  • You must have gained a minimum of 104 UCAS points at A-level (grades; B,C,C), with one being Chemistry. Equivalent qualifications such as BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, DDM, in a scientific discipline is also acceptable. (BTEC candidates will be required to take an entry assessment and interview at Manchester Metropolitan University.)

Applications should be sent by email to Please include a covering letter with your CV. Closing date 30th June 2021, possible start date 6th September 2021..


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