Lab Technicians

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What can you expect from a career as a Lab Technician at Pennington Choices?

You can expect to work in a friendly laboratory-based environment working either on solo tasks, or as part of a team working on large-scale projects in one of our United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accredited laboratories. The day-to-day work consists of analysing the various building materials that our asbestos surveyors collect, for the presence of asbestos through using polarised light microscopy.

Our trainee Lab Technicians will undertake a structured programme of learning and instruction from our expert team of technicians in order to gain the required P401 qualification.

As a Pennington Choices Lab Technician, you will have the skills and tools to provide excellent and highly efficient asbestos identification and analysis.

What are some of the key skills you need to work as a Lab Technician?

  • You will need to be keen and self-motivated;
  • Committed and flexible to work in a team or on solo projects;
  • A track record of being reliable;
  • Confident in your approach and work;
  • Committed and understanding of analytical work;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Quality focused with an emphasis of getting it ‘right first time’.

What can Pennington Choices offer you?

At Pennington Choices we are committed to allowing individuals to progress within the business. We have a proven track record of promoting from within and offer a range of training and development schemes to enable staff progression. This includes training for the BOHS proficiency certification and also cross training in our other career areas, to allow staff to obtain multiple skill sets and knowledge.

We also offer a range of company-wide perks including; an employee discount scheme, a competitive salary and a wide range of additional benefits. Take a look at our full list of benefits here.

Hear from some of our Lab Technicians

Interested in hearing more about a career as a Lab Technician? We have a personal case study from one of our Lab Technicians Dorothy, discussing her experience being a part of the Pennington Choices Lab Technician team. You can find her story on the right hand side of the page.

Alternatively, if you are interested in a career as a Lab Technician at Pennington Choices, take a look at our current vacancies to see if there is a role right for you.