Trainee Microbiology Technician (Temporary 6 months)

£10.42 per hour

+ Employee benefits

Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Consulting Sciences

We offer microbiology and consumer and sensory science consultancy services, including: analytical testing, safety and spoilage, molecular and microbiology methods, emerging microbiology, brewing microbiology research, industrial heat process microbiology, quality lab audit, and sensory science

Microbiology- Central Preparation Unit

The Microbiology Department comprises around 50 staff from a wide range of disciplines. It provides essential services to industry through a wide range of contract and research activities. The department is organised into seven operational sections: Industrial Process Microbiology, Microbiology Analytical Services, Microbiological Risk Assessment, Microbiological Safety & Spoilage, Molecular Microbiology & Methods, Brewing Microbiology and Emerging Microbiology. The Central Preparation Unit is at the hub to support all activities with an essential supply of media, consumables, and decontamination of waste.


  • To be responsible for the Microbiology Department media QC programme
  • Undertaking data analysis and trending media QC data reporting findings to CPU & Purchasing Manager
  • Troubleshooting of alerts and failures
  • To conduct media commissioning on new media
  • To maintain the QC culture collection, and provide the QC working slopes 
  • To be responsible and carry out preparation and sterilisation of microbiological media, reagents and supplements
  • To co-ordinate work requirements and communication with the labs and Manager
  • Carrying out regular routine calibration of CPU lab equipment (pH meter, water conductivity, balances, measuring cylinders)
  • To be responsible for the organisation & decontamination of laboratory waste
  • To assist with media preparation (where required)


  • 1-2 ‘A’ levels / BTEC (or equivalent) in a scientific subject.  GCSE (or equivalent) in Maths and English.  An interest in science and microbiology
  • Good organisational skills
  • Practical hands-on approach
  • Able to work accurately within specified timeframes and manage priorities
  • Computer literate
  • Enthusiastic and proactive team player



  • Reward platform with employee discounts and rewards
  • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • Buy and sell holiday scheme
  • A generous work save pension scheme, with employee contributions matched by the company up to 10%
  • Culture focus around work/life balance (early finish Fridays)
  • Subsidised onsite restaurant

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