Laboratory Technician(3)

Do you have a good standard of education in Science, English and Maths and looking to start a career in food testing? Do you want to be part of a fast-growing, dynamic, successful team as part of a FTSE 50 company? Are you looking for your next challenge in Stoke, where you will be encouraged to reach your highest potential?

Job Information

Job Title: Laboratory Technician
Job Code: FF1722
Job Category: Food
Job Location: Stoke on Trent


An opportunity has arisen for a Laboratory Technician within our ‘Chemistry Team’ in Stoke. As a Laboratory Technician you will assist the Food services team with the daily preparation and extraction of samples prior to analysis within the chemistry laboratory. You will undertake basic analytical testing after training and be responsible for adhering to the Company’s Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality procedures whilst assisting with other associated tasks.

Key Activities:


  • Receiving, examining and recording samples through a login process.
  • Performing qualitative and quantitative chemical tests in a timely manner according to prescribed methods and procedures.
  • Verifying and communicating results obtained to assure the validity and traceability of the information.
  • Perform routine laboratory duties such as sample preparation, stock control and equipment cleaning.


This is an excellent entry level role and would suit someone interested in science and looking to start their career. The role will be a full time, permanent role based in Stoke on Trent (ST6), which is a multi-discipline site ensuring Food safety in the UK and offers good transportation links to all surrounding areas including the M6. The role holder will be required to work within the chemistry team from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday and be able to commit to weekday/weekend overtime as required.

In addition to generous paid holiday we will provide you with the required training, education and mentoring that will allow you to meet the requirements of the role and develop new skills to progress in your career.



  • You need to demonstrate good IT literacy skills
  • You need to be passionate about science and keen to learn and develop new skills.
  • Experience in a similar working environment within a UKAS accredited laboratory would be beneficial, but not essential.
  • You need to have a good general standard of education in Science, English and Maths.
  • You need to be comfortable with methodical processes and have an excellent ability to follow instructions and procedures.
  • No formal qualifications are required because we will provide comprehensive training that will allow you to meet the requirements of the role and develop new skills to progress in your career.


Intertek’s passionate and entrepreneurial culture inspires employees to be Ever Better, to own and shape their future, whilst giving them the freedom, power and tools to develop a learning and development pathway that is unique to them. From their unique Skills for Success management and leadership development programme, which enables employees to gain skills and recognised qualifications to deliver 10X Performance, to Learning Leadership Labs that allow a learning experience for new and future leaders to support innovation and engage their people through collaborative quality conversations, Intertek has amazing opportunities waiting just for you!



  • Global pioneers in the Quality Assurance industry, they are the only company in the world that delivers – on a truly global scale – a fully integrated portfolio of Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification services.
  • Located in 1,000+ laboratories and offices across the world.
  • Our innovation-led, end-to-end Total Quality Assurance (‘TQA’) proposition helps organisations operate safely, effectively and with complete peace of mind in an increasingly complex, fast-changing world across all industries.
  • A focused strategy and culture that gives employees the right platform to grow and develop their careers 




  • Competitive salary
  • Development and career opportunities
  • Working in a highly motivated team and dynamic working environment



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