Apprenticeships at Fera

Overview of Apprenticeships at Fera

Below are some of the apprenticeships we currently have running at Fera Science, describing what to expect on each course.

Data Scientist (Level 6)  - A degree level apprenticeship which includes learning Bayesian model selection and evaluation techniques, and mathematical and computational techniques for working with big data through databases, efficient algorithms, complex systems, machine learning and artificial intelligence, combined with work-based learning.      


Research Scientist (Level 7) - This Masters level apprenticeship provides participants with the technical and professional skills to plan, lead and conduct scientific experiments. 

During this apprenticeship programme you would  explore how to analyse scientific results and the impact of this, in the wider strategic context of your organisation and the sector.


Digital Marketing Apprenticeship (Level 6) – A degree level apprenticeship that provides the essential knowledge, understanding and skills required to operate effectively and lead on the creation and execution of digital marketing strategy. 

Core areas of the programme focus on developing a broad understanding of the principles for marketing, web technologies and consumer behaviours, while working within a Marketing team at Fera. 

This apprenticeship combines work-based learning opportunities with academic knowledge gained through formal workshops and projects relevant to Fera.


Senior Leaders (Level 7) - The Senior Leaders Apprenticeship brings together contemporary academic theory and research with a practical understanding of workplace activities.

How does a science apprenticeship work?

Fera recruit Level 3 Laboratory Technician apprentices who will join one of our science programmes within Fera.

  • This apprenticeship will give you a significant and valuable opportunity to build a portfolio of laboratory skills through on the job training, whilst gaining a recognised qualification.

  • This exciting opportunity will ideally be suited to individuals with a scientific and practical mindset who will thrive in an active applied science environment.

  • You will attend York St John University to study Level 4 (Cert HE) Biological Sciences.

  • Following completion of this level 3 apprenticeship, apprentices have the potential to progress to a permanent position and complete a higher level apprenticeship with us.

Science Apprenticeship Pathway

The pathway below illustrates what your journey as an apprentice at Fera could look like.

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