Train your Next Generation of Laboratory Scientists

Do you want to explore how apprenticeships might work for your organisation and provide a highly cost-effective way for you to up-skill your staff and attract new talent? If so, please get in touch with us!

Train your Next Generation of Laboratory Scientists

Train your Next Generation of Laboratory Scientists

Apprenticeships - What and why?
The new Laboratory Scientist Degree Apprenticeship at Manchester Met presents fantastic opportunities for the chemical industry to meet their future skills needs and create a sustainable talent pipeline.

This new four-year programme will enable you to nurture and develop your own talent, focusing on areas such as inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, scientific skills and applied chemistry for industry.

The apprenticeship will equip students with the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to make an impact in the workplace in a short period of time. This course is delivered via a blended learning model, making it accessible to companies throughout England.

How are apprenticeships funded?
The good news is that employers choosing to take on a new apprentice or upskill a member of existing staff will be able to:

Why Manchester Met?
Manchester Metropolitan University is an industry leader in the development and delivery of Degree Apprenticeships. The university now has a diverse apprentice student population of more than 650 from 130 different employers, studying on Degree Apprenticeships in areas such as Digital & Technology Solutions, Business Management, as well as Laboratory Science.
Our industry-leading FdSc Laboratory Science programme has been running since 2011 and currently has 90 students on programme. We are now enhancing this provision to offer a 4-year Degree Apprenticeship.

Find out more about our apprenticeship programmes.

Recruiting an apprentice
We are here to support you every step of the way in finding the right candidate to join your business or in identifying a suitable internal candidate to build on their existing skills. We can promote your vacancy to our list of interested candidates, add your vacancy to our website and you can attend our apprenticeship open evening to meet potential candidates first hand.

Our next Open Evening is scheduled for Thursday 14th June 2018 (4.30-7.30pm). Please email if you would like to reserve a free exhibition space.

Next steps
If you’d like more information about whether an apprentice is right for your business or would like to discuss your next steps with us, please contact me on 0161 247 6641 or email 

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