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Job Title: Apprentice Laboratory Support Technician

Salary (£): Apprentice Grade 1: £21,150 per annum

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join the University of Oxford as an Apprentice Laboratory Support Technical in the Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford Centre for Immuno Oncology (OXCIO).

As an Apprentice in the world leading Nuffield Department of Medicine, you will report to the Laboratory Manager, contributing to the daily organisational tasks in running our ‘state of the art’ research laboratories and scientific buildings. You will be trained in a range of technical activities by working alongside administrative staff, technical staff, researchers and postgraduate students.  Your work will range from general laboratory housekeeping, to understanding the management of scientific equipment, Health & Safety within a scientific workplace, purchasing equipment/supplies and helping with scientific tasks within the laboratory.  In addition to this you will have access to a number of relevant in-house training courses run by the University training provider Oxford Learning Institute, Health & Safety Office and Oxford University Computing Services for IT skills.

About the apprenticeship

As part of this role, you will undertake an Apprenticeship with CSR Scientific Training, where you will complete a Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship. You will start your technical elements of your apprenticeship in January 2023, and be joining the wider January 2023 cohort at the University of Oxford.

For this apprenticeship, you will work at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Oxford Centre for Immuno Oncology (OXCIO) at our Old Road Campus in Headington, Oxford. As part of your apprenticeship, you will be required to attend in-house training and online distance learning delivered by CRS Scientific Training.  During your apprenticeship, you will need to attend Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington 4 days a week, with 1 day remote learning with CSR.

In total, it will take 2 years to complete all elements of the apprenticeship, with support from the Department, University, and College throughout.

Becoming an apprentice at the University of Oxford is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience and training. For more information, please visit:

About you

You will be passionate about starting your career in Medical Sciences and excited about the opportunity of becoming an apprentice at the University of Oxford. You may be starting your career or you may be looking for a career change.

To complete the level 3 apprenticeship you will need to evidence passes at 9-4 or A*-C in GCSE Maths and English. If you did not achieve these grades, do not let that put you off from applying as you can study Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship giving you the equivalent qualifications needed.

To help check that you have the potential to achieve these, CSR Scientific Training will ask you to complete a short initial assessment during the application process. There are also government residency requirements for Apprenticeship funding which the Training Provider will be able to advise on.

What we offer

Our apprentices are never on their own, you will benefit from a supportive environment working in collaboration with the rest of our committed team. You will also be supported by the central apprenticeship team and you will join our growing network of apprentices within the university. You will have the opportunity to become an apprenticeship ambassador for the University and region.

We will provide you with a welcoming and inclusive workplace, offering support and development opportunities that will enable you to progress and do your best work. We recognise diversity as our strength, vital for innovation and creativity, and we aspire to build a truly diverse community, which values and respects every individual’s unique contribution.

Over 80% of our apprentices continue with us in the role they have been trained for after their Apprenticeship and that is just the start of their career.

You will receive 38 days’ annual leave inclusive of Bank Holiday and fixed closure dates, discounted travel, an excellent contributory pension scheme, and student discount. You will also be part of the University’s annual apprenticeship awards.

Contact us and apply

If you would like further information or support in your application, please contact:

•        NDM Recruitment – Recruiting Department –  [email protected]

•        Lottie Morgan – CSR Scientific Training –  [email protected]

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Thursday 22 September 2022 only applications received before then will be considered.

Interviews will be taking place in our offices in Old road Campus, Headington, if you have concerns about travel or accessibility please do not hesitate to contact us.

To apply for this apprenticeship please review the attached job description and click the link below to apply.

Please quote 160348 on all correspondance.

160348 – Apprentice Laboratory Technician – JD

Benefits of working at the University
Employee benefits: University employees enjoy 38 days’ paid holiday, generous pension schemes, travel discounts, and a variety of professional development opportunities. Our range of other employee benefits and discounts also includes free entry to the Botanic Gardens and University colleges, and discounts at University museums. See

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Oxford Centre for Immuno Oncology (OXCIO), Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7DQ