National Physical Laboratory

Advanced Apprenticeship

Put your future in NPL's hands - apply for an Advanced Apprenticeship
as a Junior Scientist.
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What to expect

Learn more about what it is really like to be an Apprentice at NPL.


  • All training is delivered in-house by our dedicated training provider, CSR Group
  • The Advanced Apprenticeship qualification is equivalent to two A Levels, grades A-C
  • You will receive a BTEC in Applied Science and an NVQ in Laboratory Associated Techniques
  • 27 days holiday
  • Life insurance
  • Pension

Do you have a passion for science? Would you like to continue learning and get paid at the same time?

Then why not develop your scientific skills with an Advanced Apprenticeship at NPL.

During the apprenticeship you will be part of a close-knit professional team, working alongside world leading scientists and laboratory technicians.

You will take on real responsibilities from day one. You will assist in designing and building experiments, running tests, taking measurements and analysing results, engaging in all aspects of laboratory administration. You will assess and manage data, produce reports and create presentations on the work you have completed.

NPL is looking for bright candidates who have a genuine interest in science and team working skills through extra-curricular activities such as volunteering or sports. Please note, this is not a graduate scheme.

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NPL Management Limited is committed to supporting their people to develop both personally and professionally and is committed to equal opportunities.

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NPL is working in partnership with National Apprenticeship Service and CSR Group.

There has never been a better time to consider an Apprenticeship:

How to apply

To register your interest for the next scheme, which will commence in September 2015, or for more information about the programme, please contact our Head of Resourcing: (T: 020 8943 8636)


  • You will have (or are predicted) five GCSEs, grades A-C. This must include Maths, English and a Science subject
  • An AS or A Level in a science subject would be an advantage but is not essential
  • You will have a real interest in science
  • You will be a UK resident
The 5% Club

We are a proud member of The 5% Club, a campaign focused on creating momentum behind the recruitment of apprentices and graduates into the UK workforce. By joining the club, we have committed to the aim of ensuring that 5% of our UK workforce are apprentices, graduates or sponsored students on structured programmes within the next five years.

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