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Laboratory science assistants

The Job

Healthcare science assistants and associates support healthcare science practitioners, clinical scientists and others in a variety of areas of healthcare science.

As a member of the laboratory team, you may be involved in:

  • data entry
  • working directly with patients
  • following laid down procedures
  • ordering stock


You will learn and develop on the job, we expect you to have good literacy, numeracy and technical skills.

Personal qualities

In order to be successful in this role, you will need to be:

  • able to follow instructions and procedures
  • flexible and adaptable
  • careful and methodical
  • able to work alone or as part of a team

Your development

You will gain formal qualifications through a Healthcare Science Assistant Level 2 apprenticeship, including a BTEC certificate in Introduction to Healthcare Science.