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Laboratory Administrator Apprentice

What is on offer?

We have an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Laboratory Administrator Apprentice to join our team based in Prescot. The first Apprenticeship programme is completed in the Laboratory Administration group, where the successful candidate will be responsible to administer, in an effective and efficient way, samples of metals and minerals sent from ports, warehouses, and transport hubs around the world to our flagship laboratory. This role enables you to contribute from the back office to delivering excellent service for our clients.

About us

Alfred H Knight are an independent provider of inspection and testing services. Established in 1881, AHK operates in more than 40 countries with a well-earned reputation for providing reliable, professional services.

We provide specialist services for a wide range of commodities within base and minor metals, steel raw materials, ferroalloys, precious metals, platinum group metals, industrial minerals, solid fuels, and fertilisers. Our clients include miners, smelters, refineries, traders, financial institutions and government bodies.

We maintain rigorous quality standards to ensure that our operations provide the highest level of services to our clients. We achieve this through compliance with industry standards and regulations for laboratory, inspection and quality management, including ISO: IEC 17025, 17020, 9001, 14001 and 45001.

Our people are our finest asset and as a truly global company, we value diversity, and respect people from all backgrounds. Click here to find out more about AHK. Click here to find out more about AHK.

Do you have what it takes?

To be successful at Alfred H Knight, you will need to display the following:

Desired skills

  • IT Literate: Competent with Microsoft Office packages.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and electronically.
  • Excellent organisation with a good attention to detail and accuracy.
  • A proactive approach working from own initiative.
  • Team player with dignity and due respect for fellow colleagues.
  • Previous use of email for communication.


  • Similar administration experience

Required Qualifications:

  • GCSE C/5 or above in Science, Maths and English

Required Languages

  • Spanish, Mandarin, Russian advantageous

Future prospects

After demonstrating strong performance in both your Laboratory Administration role and the Level 3 Apprenticeship, opportunity to move to our Client Services team as a developing Client Services Coordinator to gain experience of dealing with our clients directly and complete the Level 4 Information Manager Apprenticeship.

What are the benefits?

We are offering an excellent opportunity with a salary and benefits package to match including pension, life assurance and an employee assistance programme.

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