Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship (WR)

William Rowland

Tankersley,S75 3DZ

Working for William Rowland
Do you want to work for a business whose main driving force is innovation? Then working with experts at William Rowland is the job for you. They have an outstanding international reputation for innovation in the metals trade. At this company, state of the art machinery allows them to deliver refined metals right across the world.

So, they’re looking for meticulous people like you to adapt and embrace future developments with vigour and enthusiasm, playing a key role in maintaining their reputation as a leading supplier of refined metals, metal powders, revert alloys and alloys & solders.
What it’s like working in this role

As a laboratory technician apprentice for William Rowland, your goal will be to learn how to guarantee that the metals distributed are safe to be used around the world. You’ll always be using the industry's leading equipment in a controlled, safe environment, surrounded by experts.

No two days are ever the same as a laboratory technician. You’ll be testing in the lab which is a great opportunity to meet others, aiding professional progression and skill sharing. Working as part of a close-knit team, you won’t be alone. You’ll be supported and guided, learning on the job, by a team of experienced technicians to gain official qualifications that’ll boost your career.

What could the future look like?

There’s no limit to what you can achieve if you work for William Rowland, with opportunities for progression to higher positions in the future. Tiro and William Rowland’s goal is to transform you into a fully competent laboratory technician, ideally open to accepting a full-time, permanent position within the team.



Whilst previous experience is great, we at Tiro are always open to wildcards. We’re not just interested in experience and qualifications, we’re looking for someone with the right attitude and aptitude to fit right in at William Rowland.


It’s about enthusiasm, not school results. In our experience the most successful apprentices are those who have drive to find out more about the sector, can be up front about what they do and don’t already know, are considerate, self-reflective and impatient to learn the job role!

Skills and characteristics

We're looking for someone who LOVES talking with others and has IMPRESSIVE communication skills. We’re looking for someone who is driven and determined to get what they want. You’ll need to show you can be thorough, obsessive and have strong attention to detail. You’ll have a naturally enquiring mind and be digitally savvy. We’re looking for someone whose fearless. You’ll be brave enough to be yourself, with enough self-confidence to be able to communicate with a range of people and can adapt your approach to influence others.

To succeed in this apprenticeship, you’ll need bags of enthusiasm, be a fantastic collaborator and be hungry to learn!

Even if this doesn’t sound quite like you, but you still think you could do a great job in the role, get in touch. We’re always open to wildcards.


So how does the apprenticeship work?

At Tiro we’re obsessed with changing lives through science and technology apprenticeships so we can’t wait to have you on board.

Over 21 months, you’ll devote 20% of your 35 hours of working time towards a Level 3 Laboratory Technician apprenticeship. You’ll be trained by an expert tutor from Tiro as well as an experienced mentor at William Rowland, who together, will make sure you develop the knowledge, skills, and work habits you’ll need to succeed in your career. The best part? You’ll be earning while you learn.

Being an apprentice is hands-on, so you’ll get the chance to learn things you might otherwise not have experienced in a university or college environment.

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Role overview

Wage: £14500 per year

Hours per week: 35

Length: 21 months

Required: Passion for Science and desire to join a fast-growing, dynamic, successful team

City: Tankersley,S75 3DZ

Additional benefits: Company pension, company health plan and generous holidays.