ROXUK00083 – Laboratory Science Apprentice (Chemical Science)

ROXUK00083 – Laboratory Science Apprentice (Chemical Science)

Contract duration:


Reporting to:

Laboratory Manager


Summerfield, Kidderminster

Salary and Additional Benefits:

Competitive salary, Perkbox, Contributory pension, Free parking, Subsidised canteen, Occupational sick pay, Professional membership, Success Sharing Bonus Scheme, Income Protection, Death in service


25 + statutory days per annum pro-rata

Hours of Work:

08.00-16.30 Monday to Thursday (30mns lunch break)
08.00-13.00 Friday (no lunch break)

Roxel is an Anglo-French company that designs, develops and manufactures solid propellant rocket motors for use in tactical missiles. Its operations are spread across several sites in the UK and France and it has an annual turnover of about £100M and nearly 700 staff.


We currently have one vacancy for a Laboratory Science Apprentice within the Energetics and Materials Team at Roxel UK, the successful candidate will be based in the labs and will report to the Laboratory Manager.


This is a fantastic opportunity for a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual to develop their skills and build a career at Roxel UK. You will gain an overall awareness and appreciation of the defence industry by supporting key areas such as design, development and manufacturing of rocket motors as well as developing specific skills in a lab-based environment, developing knowledge in the materials and energetics used to produce the products we make.


The Laboratory Science Degree Apprenticeship will be delivered by the University of Kent (


Entry Requirements

At least five GCSE passes (or equivalent), including English Language and Mathematics at grade 4 or above. They are also required to have achieved at least two subjects at A Level (or equivalent), including Chemistry / Biology. Alternatively, applicants must have completed a Level 3 Laboratory Technical Apprenticeship in a relevant science discipline.



The course is delivered online using a platform called Moodle. There are not set days for lectures, but you will need 1-day per week (or 8 hours) to complete online study. You will have face to face teaching each year at a ‘Summer Schools’ – these are for practical assessments and examinations. The Summer School usually runs Monday – Thursday in late August or early September.



The University offers two options: there is 54-month delivery with 6 months for End-Point Assessment (EPA) or a shorter 45-month delivery (still with 6 months for EPA). This will be discussed and agreed when enrolling.



Upon successful completion, you will have achieved a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) in Chemistry.


Start Date

The University offers start dates in September, October, January and April for this programme.


The successful candidate will need to be a good communicator, have good IT Skills and be a team player. We expect positive attitude, self-motivation and enthusiasm. As the course will be delivered online, the successful candidate will have to be highly motivated and organised.

How to apply

Please follow the application process below to send us your CV and motivation letter.


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