Developing talent and building skills for health and diagnostics

The Circular1 Academy has been developed to align with the government apprenticeship provider model, to offer training to wider communities.

  1. How long does the programme last? 8 weeks/ 6 month fixed term contract to practice skills afterwards in a live lab setting with a mentor
  2. What hours will I attend? The taught sessions will be Monday to Friday day sessions then you will move onto the appropriate lab shift pattern, normally 4 days on 4 days off
  3. Do I have to be a certain age? You will need to be 17 or over for insurance purposes and ideally be able to drive
  4. Where is the academy based? Barrow-in-Furness however we are looking to run it out of all the fixed sites.
  5. Do I need any qualifications? No just a good standard of literacy and numeracy and a desire to learn
  6. Will I get paid? Yes, you will receive the living wage foundation wage, holidays, pension and benefits
  7. Why should I get involved? This is a great way to take your first steps into a laboratory role without years of academic study
  8. Will there be any career opportunities available at Circular 1 when the programme has ended? Absolutely, as we grow and expand we are hoping to employ locally and bring skills and opportunities to the community
Circular1 Academy Graduates

“I would encourage anyone who is thinking, ‘Oh, can I do that?’, to go for it.”

Graduate 1st Academy Cohort.

Lynn Toby

Laboratory Assistant

Image includes Academy Graduates, Summer 2021:

  • Stuart MacLennan, CEO Circular1 Health
  • Lynn Toby, Academy Graduate
  • Darren Niman, Academy Graduate
  • Rachael Almond, Laboratory Director Circular1 Health
  • Rosie Connolly, Managing Account Director Circular1 Health


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