Apprentice Laboratory Technician

Rentokil Initial Supplies

The successful candidate will be working in a lab based role, working with the technical and commercial teams to develop and support bespoke formulations and qualification of ‘off the shelf’ products and technologies. You will be supporting the Product Development Chemist and Product Development Team projects to help develop and test new products.

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Annual wage


Total hours per week

36.5 hours

Expected duration

3 years

Possible start date

10 Mar 2021


The successful candidates duties include:

  • Prepare for, and perform laboratory tasks using standard scientific techniques, procedures and methods
  • Conduct shelf life studies and ensure product quality throughout shelf life
  • Carry out competitor benchmarking using scientific methods and reporting findings
  • Assist in the formulations and qualifications of products in line with concepts
  • Data collection and analysis using spreadsheets
  • Experimental design and execution
  • Manufacture products in a laboratory environment throughout the development process
  • Demonstrate technical competence in the use of specific instrumentation including calibration where required
  • Execution of test protocols to support claims
  • Sampling and ordering of raw materials ensuring stock levels are adequate
  • Compliance with all safety procedures and policies
  • Adherence to Standard operating procedures and risk assessments
  • Produce reliable, accurate data and keep accurate records to Good Manufacturing Practice standards
  • Analyse, interpret and evaluate data to identify results requiring further investigation
  • Any other duties as may be required to fulfil the role profile

Working week

8.30am - 5.00pm Monday - Thursday and 8.30am - 1.30pm on Friday. Day release to College on one of these days.

36.5 hour per week

Date posted

19 Feb 2021

Apprenticeship Level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship


1 available

Requirements and prospects


  • Good English and maths skills
  • You have an interest in science, formulation and product development
  • Working knowledge and use of common IT applications including Microsoft Office


  • 5 GCSE’s at A-C/7-4 or equivalent in English, mathematics and science is essential
  • A-level Qualifications or equivalent in science, maths or English preferred

Personal Qualities

  • Demonstrate required attitudes, behaviours and interpersonal skills expected of a laboratory environment
  • To be able to work in a team and on your own initiative
  • Patience and perseverance
  • Ability to keep meticulous records
  • A methodical approach to work

Future Prospects

Potential for progression.

About the employer

Rentokil Initial is an international business services company employing over 40,000 colleagues across 80 countries. We strive to protect people and enhance lives, for example by controlling pests, improving hygiene and improving interior spaces with plants and scenting.

We are experts in the fields we operate in, investing in training, science, innovation and technology. Listening and acting on feedback is part of our culture to support colleagues and our customers. Rentokil Initial regards equality and fairness as a fundamental right of all of its colleagues. We live our values of Service, Relationships and Teamwork which were identified by our colleagues across the world.


Rentokil Initial Supplies


Webber Road
L33 7SR

Training provider

  • Level 3 Laboratory Technician 
  • On the Job Training
  • Site Health and Safety Training

Training framework

Laboratory technician

Training provider



Jemima Cox

Application instructions

Application closing date: 04 Mar 2021

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