Are you interest in science and developing products that could change the medical field? If so, studying a technical apprenticeship in life sciences can help you find a job where you can make a positive difference. Be part of an industry that’s committed to improving Scotland’s medical technology.
The apprenticeship is suitable for people who are interested in improving Scottish healthcare. Scotland’s life sciences industry covers specialist sectors like stem cell research, pharmaceutical development and bio manufacturing. Learn about advanced medical hardware such as imagining machines, incubators and dialysis systems. Increase your awareness of bioinformatics techniques like DNA sequencing and genome annotation.
Whether you are interested in immunology, virology or pharmaceuticals, there’s a role for you in Scotland’s life sciences sector. Become a chemical scientist and develop innovative products. Help to save lives as a neuroscientist. Work as a biomedical equipment technician and help to repair hospital equipment.
You will gain a qualification at SCQF level 8 in life sciences and related industries. The qualification includes:
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other roles such as chemistry and industrial science.
This Technical Apprenticeship gives you a variety of options. Continue your studies with a related science degree or graduate to full-time work.
Further education: Improve your scientific knowledge by applying for a bachelor’s degree in chemistry or biology. You could go on to study for an advanced qualification like a Masters in biotechnology.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications to find a job in the life sciences industry. There are several jobs listed below:
There are no set requirements for the apprenticeship.
This Technical Apprenticeship will take 12-24 months to complete.