RoslinCT is a world-leading contract manufacturing and development organisation, specialising in the field of cellular therapies, advanced therapeutic medicinal products and regenerative medicine. Our next few years will be our biggest yet, so you will have an exciting insight into the life of a growing company at the forefront of its field.


The Role:

We are offering an exciting and rare opportunity for three new Modern Apprentices in Life Sciences – Cell and Gene Therapy to join our rapidly expanding company in a Technician capacity. During your four days per week on-site, you will rotate around each of our key departments – Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Development and Supply Chain – spending approximately six months in each. You will work alongside highly collaborative teams working on pioneering technologies, developing valuable skills in the manufacturing of Cell & Gene Therapy products. We will introduce you to the principles of cell-based manufacturing and the science behind Cell & Gene Therapies with the aim of becoming competent in the start-up, operation and completion of manufacturing batches following quality and regulatory procedures.

One day per week will be spent at College, working on a HNC in Applied Sciences (or HND if you already hold a HNC). Additionally, integrated into the Modern Apprenticeship will be programmes covering the key workplace skills of communication, IT, numeracy, working with others and teambuilding, leading to additional  Laboratory & Associated Technical Activities SVQ and Core Skills qualifications.


A key part of working at RoslinCT is being able to embody our company values, which are integral to the work we do here. As such, you should be able to demonstrate:

Passion for customer satisfaction

  • Ability to support a ‘one team’ approach
  • Great communication
  • Commitment to personal growth and development
  • Accountability for your work



This is a paid entry-level position under the Modern Apprenticeship programme. You will hold either;

  • Two Highers including Maths and a Science subject (ideally Biology or Chemistry) and four Standard Grades at Level 3/four National 5 Awards including English.
  • Completion of relevant access courses or an appropriate group of National Qualification units.

Applicants who do not meet these criteria but have relevant experience or alternative qualifications will be considered.


Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Good computer skills with experience in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience in effectively communicating with others
  • Demonstrable experience of a proactive mindset and ability to use own initiative
  • An interest in Biology



The ideal candidate should also be able to demonstrate:

  • A ‘can do’ attitude
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Excellent administration and record-keeping skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to create a positive environment
  • Ability to take responsibility for setting high standards
  • Emotional resilience and an ability to work under pressure with good humour



Based at Edinburgh BioQuarter, which acts as a hub for Scottish Life Science with close links to the University and the Royal Infirmary.


Start Date and Duration:

This programme is anticipated to commence in September 2021 and last for approximately two-three years.

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