Laboratory Tester (Apprenticeship available)

Thursday 01 August 2019, 3:39 pm

Salary: subject to experience

Hours: 37½ hours per week, 08.00/8.30 a.m. to 4.30/5.00 p.m. Job Type: Permanent Deadline: open


An exciting opportunity has arisen at our Huntingdon site for a Laboratory Tester. If you are looking to start an apprenticeship or to progress your career, we have the position for you, This is a laboratory based materials testing role, providing an opportunity to learn new skills. After the relevant training, the role will involve:-

  • Testing of raw materials.
  • Testing of development compounds.
  • Testing and evaluation of finished products.
  • Gaining an appreciation of our quality standards and their application.
  • Writing basic test reports.

Although Laboratory based, the Technical Team are involved in all aspects of the business from the raw compound to the finished article and provide vital input to the development of new compounds/products. There is the opportunity to progress through to senior tester or into a leadership or chemist role.


The successful candidate will be curious about how things are made, keen to learn, with the desire to be part of a team ensuring that the product made is of our best quality. Good communication and interpersonal skills combined with an aptitude for learning and logical thinking are essential. If you are confident in using computers, have high numeracy and literacy skills, with a concern for standards, we would like to hear from you. Salary will be commensurate subject to the experience of the successful candidate (full apprenticeship available is desired).

Company Benefits

VIP are passionate about our people and strive to develop our staff so that they reach their full potential. We offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Contributory pension plan and free life assurance
  • Long service rewards
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Free eye examinations
  • Free onsite parking and company uniform

Full apprenticeship is available if desired. Please send a copy of your CV to: Michele Chopping Personnel & Development Manager VIP-Polymers Ltd 15 Windover Road Huntingdon Cambridgeshire PE29 7EB

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