Laboratory scientists will have a comprehensive scientific understanding and apply specialist knowledge to carry out a wide range of technical and scientific laboratory activities, within a specialist field, such as Life Sciences, Chemical Science, Analytical and Research and Development.
Laboratory Technicians’ carry out routine and one-off testing of, or a combination of, solids, liquids and/or gases and provide technical support in laboratory environments. They work in a wide range of organisations, including but not exclusively, chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, formulated products, nuclear companies; and analytical science services.
“I am excited to see what journey lies ahead with both Kongsberg and TDR, I am a really interactive person, who enjoys talking to people and I am looking forward to getting my teeth into the role with Kongsberg and learning all the aspects of engineering at TDR’s Training & Development Centre”
Ryan & Peter - Engineering Design and Draughtsperson
“The EAAP was the start and very positive experience throughout my journey with TDR. As an organisation, TDR definitely looks out for you and help you as long as you are willing to do the work. I ended up coming out of the EAAP programme confident and with an apprenticeship which I enjoy.”
Dylan Richardson - Engineering Apprenticeship Access Programme
“TDR has lead me to continuously progress and to my goal which is to gain a degree in Engineering. The experience was really beneficial, it gave me real-life experience and prepared me for going into work, overall it’s made me more confident.”
Owen Scott - Engineering Apprenticeship Access Programme
‘TDR Training is a place where a group of people that have experience in engineering teach you about engineering and they also teach you real life skills that are essential throughout life. You are treated like adults / apprentices which will help me when I actually start an apprenticeship’.
Matthew Robinson - Engineering Apprenticeship Access Programme
“I am so pleased that I now have an apprenticeship with a successful company and feel motivated to do my very best in my apprenticeship and career. I would recommend this course to anyone who would like a career in engineering.”
Kieran Fontaine - Engineering Apprenticeship Access Programme
Scott Atkinson, 28, and Gary Errington, 26, both earned First Class Honours Degrees in Mechanical Engineering, having progressed rapidly since signing up with the Birtley firm as young apprentices in 2006 and 2008 respectively.
Scott Atkinson and Gary Errington - Mechanical Technician