Apprentice R&D Technician

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Apprentice R&D Technician

  • Post Date:18th March 2022
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  • Salary 18,560
    Career Level Entry
Job Description

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Apprentice R&D Technician

£18,560 plus benefits

Birmingham, West Midlands

In partnership with the University of Bradford

Eager to learn and keen to develop a career in a forward-thinking business, you are now looking for an apprenticeship that will equip you to be the best you can be. That is what we can offer you at AkzoNobel. Home to high quality brands, we have been awarded Top Employer status and are recognised globally for being first with ideas, driving innovation and delivering innovative products all of which allow us to build successful partnerships with customers.

We are now offering three-year Apprenticeship as a stepping-stone to a career in R&D. On completion, you will be fully equipped to provide expert technical support. This is a great opportunity to gain real life experience in R&D labs whilst also gaining a fully funded Chemistry degree.

The apprenticeship will enable you to build your knowledge and talents by involving you in range of real-world projects and activities. You could find yourself developing new products and technologies, testing existing products and coating systems or developing fundamental understanding of key coating attributes so we can support the long-term market and products. The programme is designed to give you the skills to plan and execute experiments to agreed timescales as well as interpret and report results. You will build your knowledge of relevant experimental, development and/or analytical approaches or techniques as well as learn the importance of H&S in the lab.

You will also develop key transferable skills, such as planning and organisation, problem solving, communication and team working.

To qualify for our scheme, you must be educated to A-level or equivalent, including chemistry and preferentially other science related discipline(s), such as Physics, Maths, Biology etc. Passionate about developing your future career, you must be keen to learn new skills too. You will need a good standard of written and spoken English as well as strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills. Proficient in MS Office, you will also enjoy working as part of a team, have an eye for detail and able to organise your workload.

At AkzoNobel, we believe we can only grow our business as fast as we grow our people, so if you want to be an Apprentice in a business that will invest in you and give you the opportunity to develop, please visit our website via the link.

Please note: In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period earlier than the date shown.

Our culture recognises life outside of work and how important it is, we want our people to be energised and inspired, we are advocates of a healthy work life balance and mental wellbeing. We are happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.