LifeScan is more than just joining a great company.

4 year Engineering Apprenticeship

Inverness Scotland

With a vision to create a world without limits for people with diabetes, LifeScan, Inc. is a world leader in blood glucose monitoring – globally more than 20 million people depend on the company’s OneTouch® brand products to help them manage their diabetes. The LifeScan portfolio includes personal blood glucose meters, testing strips, lancets, point of care testing systems and integrated digital solutions.

LifeScan is headquartered in Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania and Zug, Switzerland, and has a 340,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution facility in Inverness, Scotland. With more than 2,000 employees LifeScan serves more than 90 countries.

Are you looking for a career in Engineering within a growing Diabetes business, do you want to strive to create a world without limits for our patients with diabetes? If the answer is yes we have an exciting opportunity for 3 engineering apprentices to come and work at our LifeScan Scotland facility in Inverness.

We are looking for bright individuals who want to push themselves to help us deliver the next generation of products for Lifescan.

This is a fantastic opportunity to study and gain valuable, practical knowledge & skills whilst being paid a salary.

Working closely with the Highlands and Islands Univeristy in Inverness and SEMTA (Science, Engineering, Manufacturing Technologies Alliance), where you can kick start your career, learning new skills in a fast paced and exciting environment.  
As well as on the job training and personal development, this 4 year apprentice-training program will result in the attainment of a minimum of an HNC in Engineering Systems and a SVQ level 3 in Multi Skilled Engineering. You may have the opportunity throughout your career to continue your learning and study towards your degree qualification.

 What you’re great at: 

To gain this opportunity you will be proactive and want to excel within engineering.  You will be dedicated to improving your knowledge and skill set and want to make a difference for customers all around the world.

This is what Eilidh, our current apprentice said “Being a part of the engineering apprenticeship program at Lifescan Scotland has been such an amazing opportunity for me. I’ve gained so much hands on experience and I’ve got the chance to work with brilliant engineers across the site. I will also get the opportunity to complete my apprenticeship with a Degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. I would love to encourage more females to consider engineering as a career path.”


What you’ll own and how you’ll grow: 


Joining the programme will give you the opportunity for professional development and growth whilst studying. Pathways towards HNC, HND or Degree are possible depending on your level of academic qualifications at the time of starting. In this role you will be part of a technically expert team providing innovative solutions in a creative environment.  

What we need from you:

To gain this amazing opportunity to study whilst earning then we will need you to be committed to working hard and pushing yourself to learn and grow.  We  are looking for candidates who have attained at least 2 x National 5’s in Maths & Physics or equivalent

  • Good communication and team working skills
  • Having a basic understanding of Engineering principals
  • The willingness to learn
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong problem solving skiils
  • A desire to make a difference and continuously improve within a state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution facility

If you want to be seen for the talent you bring to your work, be the driver of your own career, and work with others who share your passion for caring and success then this would be a fantastic role for the right candidate

How to apply:

Please go to our website: or click here for the direct link

CLOSING DATE:  5th May 2019

Don’t worry if you don’t hear from us for a little while.  Once the role closes we will start the short listing process.  You will receive an outcome by the middle of May and we will the commence with our assessments in May and June to get you ready to start college in August.

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