Laboratory Technician Apprentice - Histology / Necropsy

Hiring By - Biostaffic


United Kingdom

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Posted 4 months ago
Job details
Use your passion for science and practical approach to learning to start a career in a fast paced, varied and rewarding environment. With Labcorp you have the chance to learn new skills and work with like-minded individuals to improve the health and lives of people all over the world. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with a willingness to learn and start your career. Through on-the-job training with a one-day a week release to college, you will learn laboratory skills whilst working towards a Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship with HNC in Applied Science.
About Us
At Labcorp, we believe in the power of science to change lives. We are a leading global life sciences company that delivers answers for crucial health questions because we know that knowledge has the potential to make life better for all. Through our unparalleled diagnostics and drug development capabilities, we provide insights and accelerate innovations that not only empower patients and providers but help medical, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies transform ideas into innovations.
We are recognised as one of the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers 2023 and have over 360 Apprentices across the business.
As a Labcorp Apprentice you will be working to contribute to the success of the business to develop drug solutions to improve health and lives across the globe. In 2022 88% of drugs approved by the FDA were supported by work performed by Labcorp. In addition to the lab skills and qualification you will receive, we support your professional development and career exploration through program workshops, leadership speakers, employee resource group introductions, new hire panel discussions and small group ‘coffee chats’.
This role is situated in Eye, Suffolk and will be starting in August 2024. Please note, due to the remote location of this site, there are no public transport links available.
Department Information
The departments of Histology and Necropsy under the umbrella of Post Life Services offer a great opportunity for those specialising in more hands-on tasks. The departments have several apprentices working at both Level 3, 5 and 6, creating a supportive environment mixing both college studies and laboratory based work. A level of dexterity and manual skill is needed to complete the intricate dissections of organs and tissues from multiple animal species in Necropsy. Organ weights and visual descriptions recorded on computer systems create data points for further analysis. Tissue is then further processed with the use of manual and automated processes, such as tissue trimming, processing, embedding, section cutting, staining and quality control, within Histology to create a stained tissue slide to highlight key cellular structures for pathological analysis. Specialised staining may also be performed to aid pathology diagnosis performed by Pathologists.
Large diverse teams work dynamically throughout the week in a fast paced laboratory setting, with an emphasis on team work, flexibility and adaptability. High efficiency and productivity is developed and maintained through training and constructive feedback and this is balanced with a high level of quality in all aspects of the role.
Training is on the job, with a dedicated training program offering both one on one sessions and larger groups in order to develop key manual and scientific skills. Our aim during the 2-year programme is to produce confident competent scientific technicians with the core skills to allow them to develop a career within the company. We then offer the option to progress to both a Level 5 or Level 6 Degree qualification or beyond to a Masters Qualification.
What You'll Receive
  • You'll undertake a Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship with HNC in Applied Science over the course of 24 months.
  • You will study for a Level 4 Science Qualification
  • A generous benefits and holiday package
  • Progression opportunities and a chance to work on groundbreaking trials
What Are We Looking For
  • An A-level in Biology or Chemistry is preferred but not essential. Relevant work Experience or a level 3 science-based qualification is also beneficial.
  • A passion for science
  • A willingness to learn
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Great attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Time management and prioritisation skills in order to balance the demands of work and college
Please note, that upon receiving your application we may need to share your details with our college provider in order to complete apprenticeship eligibility checks.
Labcorp Is Proud To Be An Equal Opportunity Employer
As an EOE/AA employer, Labcorp strives for diversity and inclusion in the workforce and does not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind. We make employment decisions based on the needs of our business and the qualifications of the individual and do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy or other medical conditions/needs), family or parental status, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, personal appearance, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. We encourage all to apply.
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Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • United Kingdom


  • Internship

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 12, 2024
Company Overview

Current Openings: 0

Clear and confident health care decisions begin with questions. At Labcorp, we’re constantly in pursuit of answers. As a global leader of innovative and comprehensive laboratory services, we help doctors, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, researchers and patients make clear and confident decisions. We provide insights and advance science to improve health and improve lives through our unparalleled diagnostics and drug development laboratory capabilities. Our more than 60,000 employees serve clients in over 100 countries, worked on over 80% of the new drugs approved by the FDA in 2022 and performed more than 600 million tests for patients around the world. Learn more about Labcorp (NYSE: LH) at
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