22 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Term 2

  • Closing date

    13 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Actual salary

Age 16-17 Apprenticeship rate £5.28 per hour (£10,191pa all year round / £7,228pa term time only) Age 18-20 Apprenticeship rate £7.49 per hour (£14,457pa all year round / £10,253pa term time only)

What skills and experience we're looking for

APPRENTICE SCIENCE TECHNICIAN

  • Apprenticeship level: Level 2 (GCSE)
  • Expected duration: 18 months

Science is a highly valued subject at the College with a large number of our students opting to study Triple Science at GCSE with subsequent high progression through to A level, at our partner school Harington. A Science Technician apprentice will support teachers to deliver high-quality engaging practical sessions.

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • You will receive training by our science team as well as your apprenticeship provider and have study time and support to help you achieve your apprenticeship. Day to day your tasks will include:
  • Preparing standard solutions, practical equipment and other appropriate resources for use in lessons by students and teaching staff.
  • Working in partnership with the teacher to support students with practical work when required.
  • Assisting in the development of practical activities as appropriate under the guidance of a teacher.
  • Assisting with stock control for the faculty including apparatus, chemicals and stationery.
  • Maintaining a system of regular checking, repair and replacement of practical apparatus.
  • Maintaining a high standard of health and safety including record keeping of safety checks and the preparation of risk assessments.
  • Ensuring all apparatus is kept clean and in good condition.
  • Preparing glassware and other items of apparatus where required.
  • Contributing to the overall ethos of the Federation in order to ensure an environment which is calm, purposeful and happy.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities as required.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Laboratory and Science Technician Level 2.
  • Functional skills in Maths and English if required.


What the school offers its staff

Staff are able to enjoy many additional benefits that come as part of working within the Federation. These include, amongst others:

  • 31 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Continued Professional Development.
  • Cycleshare scheme salary sacrifice for bike purchases.
  • Complimentary flu jabs.
  • Free parking.
  • Complimentary lunch on staff training days.
  • Subsidised restaurant, refectory and orangery.

How to apply

If you would like to be considered to join the Catmose College Apprenticeship Programme please complete:

  • An application form
  • A letter of application, on no more than 2 sides of A4 detailing why you are interested in becoming an apprentice. The letter should be addressed to the Principal, Stuart Williams

The college apprenticeship provider will be discussed with the successful candidate, dependant upon the distance between home and the location of the college, or an online course may be available.

Please email your completed form and letter to office@catmosecollege.com by Monday 13 October 2023.

If you require further information before submitting an application, please telephone Sheryl Wilson on 01572 770066 or email office@catmosecollege.com




Further details about the role

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and welcome applications from candidates looking for a variety of flexible working arrangements.

If you require further information before submitting an application, please telephone Sheryl Wilson on 01572 770066 or email office@catmosecollege.com

The Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students in our care and expects all staff to share this commitment. We provide safeguarding training to all staff on an annual basis, and all staff are responsible for ensuring safeguarding, health and safety policies are implemented in line with Federation policy and current legislation. Please familiarise yourself with our Safeguarding Policy, available online at www.rutlandfederation.com/policies.

This position advertised is a ‘regulated position’ which means it will involve regular contact with children and young people; under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 it is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. This position is also ‘exempt’ from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students in our care and expects all staff to share this commitment. We provide safeguarding training to all staff on an annual basis, and all staff are responsible for ensuring safeguarding, health and safety policies are implemented in line with Federation policy and current legislation.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to office@rutlandfederation.com

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About Catmose College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1069 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01572770066

Catmose College is an oversubscribed secondary academy school on Huntsmans Drive in Oakham, Rutland. The majority of students are drawn from the county town of Oakham and surrounding villages, although many are attracted from a wider area including Leicestershire and Melton through parental choice. The College is one of the highest achieving in Rutland and Leicestershire. Our Ofsted report in February 2012 rated the College ‘Outstanding’ in all categories. We offer a broad range of experiences beyond the classroom to build independence, resilience and leadership skills that are critical for success in adult life. We believe in the traditional values of education; that students do best when they are happy, behave well and are engaged in purposeful activity. Our approach blends high expectations with innovative practice to ensure that all students are able to achieve their potential. The College is about much more than just academic success, our ethos is one that embraces the whole person, not just what they accomplish in lessons but everything else that ensures they are ready for the challenges of the adult world. For example, students partake weekly in the ever-popular Electives programme, where lessons finish early to allow time for students to participate in a vast array of over 90 activities and learning, from Caribbean Cooking to Cricket, and Pottery Throw Down to Trampolining. Students also benefit from an extremely wide array of trips and visits; in previous years these have included a performing arts trip to Liverpool, a photography trip to Iceland, cultural visits to Italy and Spain, a German exchange, a visit to the WWI battlefields and much more. We pride ourselves on offering a bespoke approach to students’ needs, whether they are more able or need some extra support. Music, Sport and Academic Scholarships are awarded annually to students who can demonstrate excellent ability in their chosen area. The scholarships are designed to recognise exceptional talent and to provide the facilities, resources and staffing to allow high-ability students to achieve their potential. When making decisions at the College, our guiding principle is simple, ‘Would it be good enough for our own children?’ By ensuring that the standards of everything we do meets this benchmark, we ensure that the quality of services we offer are exceptional.

Arranging a visit to Catmose College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@rutlandfederation.com.

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