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Scientific Intern

ALS Environmental
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
£9.50 / hour
Closing date
18 Jun 2022
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Job Details

As an intern you will be completing, to the required quality standards, the preparation and simple analysis of either drinking water or wastewater, soil and sludge samples for a small range of wet chemistry techniques for inorganic analysis.

A small independent project will be assigned to you to complete during your time at Wakefield. This is likely to be sustainability focused and will be supported by senior technical staff. At the completion of your project, you will present to the team on the project and its outcomes.


About the Position

Hours Per Week: 37

Days Per Week: Monday to Friday, but weekend shifts are available too if preferred

Salary: £9.50 / hour

Minimum Employment: 6 weeks, but longer placements are available

Key Accountabilities

  • Samples completed in compliance with quality management system and deadlines
  • Adhere to Health and Safety and Company policies and procedures
  • Understand customer requirements
  • Work with other team members to ensure efficient flow of samples
  • Disposal of samples and sample extractions
  • Calibration of equipment and laboratory housekeeping
  • Analysis could include UV-VIS spectroscopy, pH/EC, ion selective electrode
  • Manual handling: lifting may be required up to 10kg

Ideal Candidates

To be successful in this role you will require the following competencies:

  • Ability to follow instructions and procedures, verbal and written
  • Good communication skills
  • Basic IT skills
  • Ability to plan and organise own work once trained
  • Work effectively in a team

As we are a busy commercial laboratory, this internship would suit motivated, independent people. You will have to be prepared to actively ask for and seek out opportunities while you are here to get the most out of this experience. There will be 2-3 days during your internship where you will be allocated time to learn about the other departments and testing done at Wakefield, dependent on departments workloads.

Further Opportunities

Competent individuals, who are interested, may be considered for additional holiday work during their continuing university education, or employment after graduation if there are available positions.


Getting Here

Address: ALS Environmental, Unit 11, Silkwood Park, Jane’s Hill, Wakefield WF5 9TG

By car: Silkwood Park is just off Junction 40 of the M1.

By public transport: Half hourly buses either from Wakefield City Centre bus station or Wakefield Westgate to Wakefield Rd Queens Drive, from there is it about 10-15 minutes’ walk.


If you would like to be considered for this position, please send your CV along with a covering letter by email to:

Name: Emma Thorpe

Position: Principal Scientist




ALS Environmental is one of the UK’s leading providers of testing and analytical services to a wide variety of customers enabling them to meet their environmental regulatory requirements.  We offer an extensive range of UKAS, MCERTS and DWTS accredited analytical services for Water, Land and Waste monitoring.  


We have developed a range of analytical services that meet our customers’ specific needs, including standard industry, regulatory and bespoke analytical suites. We are able to respond to customers’ analytical and sampling requirements via our network of laboratories and service centres across the UK and Ireland.


Find Us
Unit 11, Silkwood Park,
Janes Hill
United Kingdom
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