Science Technician Apprentice

Coventry, West Midlands
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27 May 2021
14 Jun 2021
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Foxford Community School
Emma Over
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Science Technician Apprentice - Foxford Community School

Salary up to £12,656 pa. 37 hours per week (5 days per week), Term time only plus 5 teacher training days.  Salary will be pro rata to weeks worked.  Temporary for the duration of the apprenticeship, from September 2021 to August 2022.

Do you love the idea of working with children? Are you passionate about improving students’ life chances? Do you have a keen interest in Science? 

This is an excellent opportunity to work alongside experienced staff to gain interpersonal skills and knowledge of technical support and intervention strategies in order to

work with young people so that they achieve their very best.  Along the way you will gain a nationally recognised level 2 or level 3 teaching assistant qualification. 


You will be enthusiastic and motivated about science and be determined to help students develop their own enthusiasm. You will work alongside teachers to support the delivery of science and other extra-curricular activities. 

This is a unique opportunity to combine providing effective and efficient support for the learning and teaching of science whilst gaining an insight into the role of a student mentor.  You will be providing specialist technician support to staff and students across all areas of science, preparing and assembling equipment, chemicals, materials and apparatus.  The role will entail providing technical advice and assistance in the classroom and as you develop your skills you will have the opportunity to work 1:1 with students as needed.


Through the leader in our student support faculty and the Science Faculty Leader, we will provide comprehensive induction training.  You will shadow our other staff so you can get a really good understanding of our systems and policies and have the opportunity to ask questions and get to know our students during your induction programme.  Thereafter dedicated time will be built into your working week to enable you to progress with your apprenticeship qualification. 

Working in our school community will provide scope to develop knowledge, skills and experience so you will be equipped and prepared for future employment.

This is an exciting time to join us.  With a new headteacher in post, part of the Castle Phoenix Trust, we are committed to invest in and develop all staff and, most importantly, bring about the best possible outcomes for our students who deserve the very best.  Our Trust values are really important to all of us and include Respect to All, From All, Innovation and Collaboration.


For many, apprenticeships are an obvious choice, but for others, it is something you may not have considered.  Below are some of the benefits why you should consider an apprenticeship – dream big and see what you can achieve  


  • Earn while you learn. For this role you could earn up to £900 per month (before any relevant deductions)  
  • Train in the skills employers want. ...  
  • Gain excellent progression opportunities. ...  
  • Increase your future earning potential. ...  
  • Become more confident. ...  
  • Make new friends…  
  • Get student discounts…  
  • Learn key skills…  
  • Know your career choice is right for you having worked in the sector throughout your Apprenticeship….  



We pride ourselves in offering the opportunity to work as part of an experienced, supportive, friendly and hardworking staff team who are united in their drive to achieve the very best outcomes for every student.

We also offer cycle to work voucher scheme, access to a gym and swimming pool, free parking, an employee discount scheme and a commitment to staff wellbeing and recognition initiatives through our wellbeing committee and people strategy. 

Foxford has a great deal to be proud of and a desire to continuously improve.  If you would like to discuss this post further please contact Ali Wilkins, HR Manager on

Application packs are available to download on or by email from Ali Wilkins, HR Manager,

Completed forms are returnable to 

Closing date 14th June 2021 


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  

Due to the current coronavirus situations, interviews may be subject to date change.  All interviews that do take place will do so in a safe environment observing government guidance under social distancing criteria.  Please do continue to submit your application if you are interested in the opportunity.  We will maintain contact with all candidates so you are clear of selection process arrangements if you are shortlisted. 

These posts are exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to these posts will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  The Trust is committed to safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children and young people and creating a culture of vigilance and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and vigilance.

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