Laboratory Science Apprenticeship
The Gillette Technical Centre in Reading is home to around 100 scientists and engineers responsible for innovating consumer products for Gillette and Venus brands. The centre has been responsible for all the major innovations on these brands for the last 57 years and has a proud history of technical rigor, creativity, and engineering excellence. It boasts some of the best rapid-prototype facilities in the company and a fully equipped engineering workshop to develop precision prototypes at a rapid rate. We develop our own bespoke instruments, design and run our own experiments, and have an entire facility for consumer testing. The centre is a friendly, diverse culture, which many describe as family-like with a hands-on attitude to innovation.
As a laboratory science apprentice, you will:
- Learn about scientific techniques to measure our products’ performance
- Conduct data analysis from the testing you have carried out, identify trends and any errors, and report this data back to your supervisors
- Create/formulate chemistries for use while shaving
The duration of the apprenticeship is 24 months and successful apprentices will complete the programme with a Level 3 qualification in Laboratory Science.
Successful applicants will be based at our R&D site in Reading 4 days per week, with 1 day per week completing the BTEC part of the qualification at Farnborough College of Technology.