Laboratory Technicians work in a wide range of organisations including but not exclusively analytical science services; chemical, biomedical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other industries and laboratories in educational institutions. They are expected to work within a laboratory team but also individually, taking responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the undertaken work. Safety and ethical standards are paramount, and the quality and safety of products and analytical results is often highly regulated. A laboratory technician might carry out both routine and one-off analysis and provide a variety of technical support across the organisation.
Adaptable (Independent and team working)
Attention to detail
Health and Safety
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Prepare learners to take part in competition by developing their technical and mental skills so they can compete at their best – there are lots of tools and resources available to help you
Learners who get through the passive stage (where they will be expected to prepare a submission for entry or participate in an online assessment), will be invited to take part in national qualifiers which take place across the UK between April and June. All competitors receive certification for their achievements at the qualifiers
The highest performers from the national qualifiers are invited to compete in the UK National Finals in November at WorldSkills UK LIVE, the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeship and careers event
In light of the ongoing uncertainty relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be running the WorldSkills UK national competition cycle in 2020. We expect to resume competitions in 2021 and urge you to register your interest now so we can keep you advised of developments.