Apprenticeships at Horizon

We currently have vacancies for the following apprenticeship positions:

Scientific Logistics Apprentice

Horizon has a rewarding and exciting opportunity to join our world class Logistics team and train to be a Scientific Logistics Apprentice With a strong commitment of providing and delivering customer excellence, this role will facilitate and ensure accurate, efficient, and timely delivery of Horizon products.

The academic provision of this apprenticeship will be delivered by CSR Scientific Training who are the UK's leading provider of science apprenticeships.

Over the course of 2 years you will attend weekly online academic lessons working towards a BTEC in Applied Science (Level 3). You will also receive practical lessons at CSR's regional training centre.

This is a diverse and exciting role in a fast-paced environment. A typical day can include:

  • Shipping Horizon’s cutting-edge products to customers all over the globe.
  • Storing and retrieving temperature-controlled samples from -196°C to 4°C.
  • Working at ISO 9001:2015 standard in accordance with Horizon’s Quality Management System.
  • Liaising with the world’s largest couriers to book shipments and ensure customer satisfaction through timely delivery.
  • Take pride in achieving excellent KPIs such as low error rates on stocktakes.
  • Learn about Operational Excellence and develop expertise in initiatives such as 5S and Lean.
  • Provide general lab support, maintain a clean and safe environment

Key Attributes:

  • Proactive team player who is motivated and focused on success.
  • Customer-focused individual with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Detail-orientated, demonstrating accuracy and precision.
  • Self-starter who can work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to balance tasks concurrently to achieve deadlines.
  • Flexible, with an ability to work independently and collaboratively within the team.
  • Confidence to suggest areas for process improvement.
  • Passion and interest in working within a scientific environment.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs, grades C/4 or above, these must include English, Maths, and a Science subject
  • An AS or A-Level in science would be an advantage but is not essential

In addition to learning you will also be given the opportunity to shadow other areas of the business. This will give you a complete overview of the company, from taking orders to learning about the techniques and methods used in the production of Horizon’s products.

Horizon can offer a varied and interesting working environment and we are focused on recognition and empowerment of our scientists and operational teams. In addition to competitive salaries we can offer an attractive benefits package including:

  • Group Pension Scheme; 8% company contribution, 3% min. employee contribution
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Cover
  • Income Protection
  • Eligibility for Share Purchase Plan

If you are passionate about Science, eager to learn about Logistics and aspire to success – apply now on gov.uk's find an apprenticeship page.

Horizon Delivers inspired solutions that harness the power of the cell. We are global leaders in cell engineering. Our vision is to unlock the power of the cell, and we are increasing our focus on customers every day. Our unique tools and services are used by our customers to provide valuable insights and applications in - research, drug discovery, molecular diagnostics and biomanufacturing.

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