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Lab Assistant (Kickstart)

GrowUp Farms
Newport, England, United Kingdom

Posted: 1 Jun 2021

Deadline: 30 Jun 2021

Compensation: £18,500 - £19,700 per annum

Paid Traineeship Full-time Fixed term / contract

Job description

**Please note - this is a Kickstart role, and all applications will need to be referred through DWP. **

The Kickstart scheme is specifically designed for those aged between 16 and 24, who are currently claiming Universal Credit, and may be at risk of long-term unemployment.

It’s being run by the DWP, so your local Jobcentre will be able to run you through the specific criteria, and help you find out whether or not you’re eligible.

  • Knowledge of, or interest in, sustainable food production
  • A good understanding of plant biology
  • An interest in science and research
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced start-up environment
  • Good quality of written English and Maths


  • Food safety and hygiene qualifications
  • Experience working in a clean room, high-care or high-risk production environment

Application information

Please email Kate - if you are eligible for Kickstart roles or speak to your DWP work coach.

Please mention Roots to Work when applying for these jobs

About GrowUp Farms

GrowUp’s mission is to grow delicious food that’s big on quality and low on impact. Our Controlled Environment Farms combine science and nature to create perfect environmental conditions. We don't compromise on quality, or how we treat people and the planet. Our customers share our belief that good food shouldn’t cost the earth.