The James Hutton Institute
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The work undertaken by The James Hutton Group is at the top of the global agenda tackling problems such as the impact of climate change and threats to food, biodiversity, soils and water security.
Two of our Research Groups, Environmental & Biochemical Sciences and Ecological Sciences, have openings for three Modern Apprenticeship Life Science Level 2 With a specialist focus on one of the following areas:
Soil Survey and Analyses
Ecology and Agricultural research
This exciting opportunity will allow three apprenticeships to complete a common training foundation to equip them in essential field and laboratory skills. Individuals will then go on to develop specialist skills in one of the three areas listed above. Two posts will be based at our Aberdeen site and a third will be based at our Invergowrie site. There will be a requirement for occasional travel between Dundee and Aberdeen for work, training and assessment.
All of these appointments are for a 24 month duration and will start August 2019. Over this period, modern apprentices will work towards Life Sciences Level 2 (SCQF Level 6) in conjunction with Dundee and Angus College, gaining skills and qualifications relevant to a career in scientific research support. Upon successful completion of year 1, salaries will increase to the Living Wage (currently £17,316).
To apply, you will need, or expect to attain, one Higher qualification in Chemistry, Biology or Geography and National 5 qualifications in Mathematics, English or related subject. Basic skills in Microsoft, good communication skills and a good team worker.