850 new jobs created for UK based COVID-19 testing Lab

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Under the UK’s NHS Test and Trace Program, 850 new jobs have been announced by a Leamington based laboratory.

The diagnostic centre will be recruiting ‘laboratory support technicians’ for conducting Covid-19 tests.

The duty of technical support staff will be to store samples and process the tests. They will be working with senior and junior lab technicians as well as biomedical researchers.

A detailed description of the contract, starting from March, has been posted on the website of Coventry and Warwickshire Employment Solutions. The website acts as a bridge between employers and prospective employees. Also, the website features present openings in all departmental posts.

Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) funds the job portal with collaboration with CWLEP Growth Hub, Coventry City Council, Warwickshire County Council, Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce the District and Borough Councils and the FSB.

The CWLEP Growth Hub and Careers Hubs are working together to connect with students from different prestigious institutions all over Leamington, Warwick Kenilworth, Coventry and other adjoining cities. Students, who are pursuing their degree, are being connected through this platform.

Managing director at the CWLEP Growth Hub, Craig Humphrey, said: “As well as playing a vital role in supporting society’s return to a more normal way of life by helping to break the chains of the Covid-19 transmission, the laboratory support technicians will gain invaluable experience and exposure to some of the country’s most highly skilled individuals in the scientific community.

“These roles represent a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go above and beyond to support public health.  “The laboratory is looking for staff who are able to learn new skills, work as part of a team, have excellent attention to detail and are able to follow health and safety standards.

CWLEP initially want 850 staff to join which will rise to 2,000 jobs eventually and all the details to apply are on the CW Employment Solutions website.

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