In advance of the National Apprenticeship Week, Porton Biopharma (PBL) is excited to announce that it has hired its first apprentice, Will Tucker.
Joining the company as a full-time employee from the end of February, Tucker will be enrolled on a five-year programme leading to a BSC in applied biology.
Will’s time will be spent working among PBL’s Development group learning a range of skills from basic laboratory techniques to growing micro-organisms and purifying the active ingredients, with the remaining 20% on studies.
As PBL develops as an employer, it wants to roll out its programme and intends to recruit other apprenticeships in the future across science and engineering.
The company aims to provide a challenging and stimulating pathway for talent development, with apprentices working in some of its state-of-the-art facilities, which produce life-saving biopharmaceutical products and analyse them using some of the latest methods and advanced scientific equipment.
Commenting on the appointment, managing director of PBL Dr Roger Hinton said: “We offer a warm welcome to Will and trust he’ll be a trailblazer for future talent that we are keen to promote.”