Environmental Laboratory Technician Apprentice (Level 3)

Southdowns Environmental Consultants

West Midlands, DY5 4TL

Working for Southdowns Environmental Consultants
Do you want to work for one of the leading independent firms of Environmental Consultants, specialising in acoustics, noise, vibration, dust, and air quality?

With an impressive portfolio of projects, a track record in delivering clients’ objectives, and a team of specialists tailored to resource both large- and small-scale projects, Southdowns’ reputation is built upon the simple principles of expertise, client focus, delivery, quality and added value.

If you are looking for a career as an Environmental Laboratory Technician, working with experts in this field is the perfect place to start!
What it’s like working in this role

In this role your goal will be to conduct and assist with outdoor site work in order to download data from remote monitors. You will be train to conduct troubleshoot issues and conduct maintenance and testing on noise, vibration, and air quality monitoring equipment. Your work within the team will provide general support to the in-house Equipment and Data Management Team of consultants.

What could the future look like?

There’s no limit to what you can achieve if you work for Southdowns, with opportunities for progression to higher positions in the future. Tiro and Southdowns’ goal is to transform you into a fully competent Environmental 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 Southdowns Environmental.


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 working with others and has IMPRESSIVE organisation 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.


Driving licence is essential due to on-site testing.

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 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 Southdowns Environmental Consultants, 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.

Tiro and Southdowns Environmental Consultant’s goal is to transform you into a fully competent technician, ideally open to accepting a full-time, permanent position within the team.

Not ready to apply yet?

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Role overview

Wage: £16,500 per year

Hours per week: 37.5

Length: 21 months

Required: The ability to show an interest in construction, science, or laboratory testing

City: West Midlands, DY5 4TL