• Apprentice Lab Technician (Level 3) - London, Thames Tideway

    Job ID
    2018-1972
    Function
    SHE
    Location
    UK-London
  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain has been improving the lives of people through infrastructure since 1865. We have built airports, petrochemical plants, waste treatment works and schools – creating the building blocks of modern life and improving the quality of life of the people who use them. 

     

    The Tideway Project:

    River Thames is at the heart of London, but in recent years it has often been overlooked. Tideway wants to help change all that. We are recruiting talented people to help us deliver our ambition of re-invigorating a much under-used social, environmental and economic asset.

    CVB will be delivering the East Section of a new tunnel to protect the tidal River Thames from the tens of millions of tonnes of sewage pollution discharged into it every year, via overflow points built into the capital’s overstretched, largely Victorian sewerage network. 

    The Thames Tideway Tunnel is one of the largest construction projects of its type in Europe. Main construction work on the tunnel, starting in 2016, will take up to seven years to complete. But it’s not just an engineering project, it’s about building a London that meets the needs of generations to come.

    More importantly, we want to reconnect London with its river. 

    What will I be doing?

    The technician will be assisting on site and the laboratory in concrete testing. They will be part of a team of technicians currently working on 5 different sites which are part of CVB tideway East site. Our main role at tideway east is to make sure concrete delivered to the sites are fully compliant for use

    • Testing fresh concrete for use on site
    • Working in laboratory environment to UKAS accreditation
    • Making sure all records and worksheets are correct
    • Testing of hardened concrete in the Laboratory
    • Being part of a team

    About you

    You will need to:

    • Have the equivalent of 5 GCSEs, grades A*-C or 9-4, including Maths, Science and English
    • Be organised and able to work well to deadlines
    • Have the ability to do many things and be able to choose what is the most important
    • Be interested in getting it right the first time
    • Be interested in the latest technology
    • Be able to work well within a team and equally on your own
    • Have excellent communication skills

    We will track your progress and performance for 3 years and during your apprenticeship you will get:

    • On-going support and reviews from L&D advisor and training provider
    • 6 monthly pay increases based on performance and attendance
    • Options to attend career events and promote the business
    • Training in line with your qualification to help personal development
    • Option to progress onto further apprenticeship (funded by Costain) upon completion of 1st apprenticeship (subject to meeting requirements)

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