Lab technician under the microscope

Posted on 8 Mar 2017

Bury College’s apprenticeship recruitment service has helped a local business with their mission to give young people careers within the Science industry.

Microbiological Solutions Ltd enlisted the services of the Employment Gateway to help them fill an Advanced Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship at their laboratory based in Walmersley. The recruitment team at the Employment Gateway, which is a partnership between Bury College and key agencies in Bury, is committed to helping employers find candidates and supporting individuals into employment.

Successful candidate 19 year old Dominic Sillett, a former Tottington High School pupil, has now undertaken his role as Laboratory Apprentice at Microbiological Solutions Ltd, a laboratory service which specialises in all aspects of the microbiological testing of cosmetics, toiletries, personal care and household products.

Dominic, who lives in Tottington, has taken on a range of responsibilities which includes adhering to the Laboratory Code of Practice, preparing the lab for testing client samples and testing customer samples in line with laboratory procedures, standard methods and bespoke methods.

Dominic said: “I chose to complete an apprenticeship because I wanted a full-time job and thought that a career as a Laboratory Technician would be a very interesting. The Employment Gateway helped me to improve my CV and prepared me for my interview with Microbiological Solutions. My apprenticeship has helped me improve my teamwork and computer skills and I now have a better understanding of how the industry works.”

Microbiological Solutions Ltd are delighted to have been able to offer Dominic the 24 month apprenticeship. Committed to giving young people work experience opportunities and introducing learners into a career within Science is of great importance to the company.

Angela Davies, Microbiological Solutions Ltd Managing Director said: “Dominic is a talented young man with a great future here at Microbiological Solutions Ltd. He is eager to learn and willing to take every opportunity offered to him. He is a bright individual who has already earned his place on the team.”

For more information about apprenticeships at Bury College please contact 0161 280 8280.