Science Technician Apprentice - TG1254SB
School of Medicine
Vacancy Description
School of Medicine, Salary: Year 1 £10,569 per annum, rising to £16,441 per annum in Year 2, Start: September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter, Fixed term for 2 years

The School of Medicine is looking for a motivated person with an interest in research and science education to join the school as a Science Technician Apprentice. The apprenticeship is a 2 year, fixed-term position that is wholly workplace-based, with learning module components managed and assessed by Dundee and Angus College. At the end of the apprenticeship, you will obtain an SVQ in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities (Education Science) at SCQF Level 7.


The successful candidate will learn a variety of scientific techniques alongside supporting the daily running's of research and teaching labs. We are looking for someone who is flexible, enjoys working as part of a team and demonstrates a willingness to develop new skills.


Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Helen Clark, email:, Henry Rae, email:, or Claire Sneddon, email:


Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in posts at the University.  


Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience.  We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network.  Full details available online:


In accordance with the new immigration rules, it is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers.  The University encourages all interested candidates to apply regardless of nationality and all applications received are assessed against the essential and desirable criteria listed in the further particulars.  The successful candidate will have to demonstrate their right to work in the UK prior to commencing employment and where required, obtain the right to work in the UK without relying on University sponsorship.  Information on other visa options is available at or by contacting our HR Immigration Team on


Please quote ref: TG1254SB


Closing Date: 21 September 2022


Further Particulars: TG1254SB FPs.doc


School of Medicine

Salary: Year 1 £10,569 per annum, rising to £16,441 per annum in Year 2

Start: September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter

Fixed term for 2 years