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Logistics Apprentice

Department: Logistics

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Apprenticeship level
Level 3 - Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship working towards a BTEC in Applied Science

Expected apprenticeship duration
24 months

Possible start date
January 2018 onwards

Other info
Monthly paid salary
Total hours per week: 37.50

Overview of your role as a Logistics Apprentice

Abcam, a rapidly expanding bioscience organisation, are looking for an enthusiastic Logistics Apprentice. As a Logistics Apprentice you will be involved in a range of specialised logistics services, playing a key role in getting our products delivered to leading researchers and scientists, helping them to discover more faster. 

You will be empowered to take initiatives, make decisions and manage your own workflow and you will learn from highly dedicated and passionate people.

Your roles and responsibilities

You will be part of a friendly and successful team, being involved with aliquotting scientific products from our global production centres, placing stock into state of the art temperature controlled storage facilities as well as prioritising shipments to ensure customer orders are fulfilled efficiently, accurately and on time.

You will also engage in key departmental activities which contribute to the successful operation of logistics, such as testing product samples to guarantee our high-quality criteria and managing our stock inventory levels. In addition to the daily workflow, there are many individual development opportunities to be had. Learning experiences throughout the organisation provide training of invaluable skills vital for advancing career ambitions in science.

See what life at Abcam looks like in this Youtube video! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8x4I28af9s

Requirement and prospects

Desired skills

  • Organised and efficient time management
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to learn new software and follow processes quickly and accurately
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Demonstrated experience solving problems both individually and by recruiting help from other
  • Passionate about Science and our industry

Personal qualities
  • We are looking for a confident and effective communicator who has a positive outlook on life. The successful candidate will be proactive, adaptable, motivated, enthusiastic and willing to learn new skills. 
  • You will be expected to work equally as part of a team or on an individual basis, displaying solid organisational and problem-solving skills to meet tight deadlines.
Qualifications required

Minimum of 5 GCSEs, grades A-C (or predicted grades). These must include English, Maths, and a science subject.


Future prospects

On successful completion of your qualification we expect you to have gained the skills and knowledge to join the team on a permanent basis. At Abcam, we do promote internal movement and therefore there could be opportunities in either Logistics or other departments depending on your skills and interest.

About Us

Ever since 1998, when our founder, Jonathan Milner, started selling antibodies from the back of his bike, Abcam has aimed to help scientific researchers make breakthroughs faster. We now have offices and labs in the UK, the US, China and Japan, and as we continue to grow, we remain ambitious, driven by our customers’ success and their research needs.

It’s our goal to provide a world-standard in protein research tools, technical support and delivery. When you join Abcam, you’ll join a global business with the passion and the vision to become the most influential company, and, best-loved brand in life sciences.

Our culture is our key differentiator. We believe in empowering individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. The working environment is fun and fast-paced, collaborative and outcome focused, with a strong customer focus. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package (which includes shares for eligible employees), a culture focused on well-being and opportunities for growth and development.