Project Report, Presentation & Questioning – Presentation based on a summary report prepared by the apprentice. This includes a series of questions that cover key areas of the standard
Professional Discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence – Structured discussion around the key elements of the apprenticeship
Planning, leading and conducting experiments and analysing results.
The broad purpose of the occupation is someone who is primarily involved in planning, leading and conducting experiments and analysing results, either with a definite end use, for example to develop new products, processes or commercial applications, or to broaden scientific understanding in general.
They provide scientific and technical leadership, giving a clear sense of purpose and driving strategic intent. They can expect to lead on business-critical projects – managing the design and implementation of such projects both internally and externally, disseminating findings to internal and external stakeholders and making strategic recommendations based upon the findings of the project.
They take into account new scientific methods and breakthroughs, identifying longer-term opportunities and risks. They will be able to effectively collaborate with both industry and academia, working in multidisciplinary teams, to apply results of research and develop new techniques, products or practices. They are responsible for developing ethical, innovative research practices and programmes with the ability to deliver results.
They are a role model, with responsibility for those in senior positions and significant organisational budgets. In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with a wide range of individuals and teams. This is due to the varied work and leadership roles that the individual undertakes through their work.