Mast provides Liverpool students with placement opportunities

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Mast has highlighted the work experience opportunities it has recently been able to provide to students from the specialist Liverpool Life Sciences UTC school.

The life science company has provided pupils at the school with work placement opportunities in the last few months, as well as donating state-of-the-art polymerase chain reaction equipment to its laboratories to facilitate DNA construction experiments.

“Mast has collaborated with Liverpool Life Sciences UTC to provide students with experience of life science sector jobs through a placements scheme.“

As the first school in the UK to specialise in science and healthcare, the partnership with Liverpool Life Sciences UTC ties in with Mast's commitment to helping budding scientists to gain real experience of the world of diagnostics.

Recently, a 17-year-old student named Rachel Winrow was invited to spend four weeks on a placement programme within Mast's quality control department, allowing her to work directly with microbiologists and learn more about the field.

Phil Lloyd, principal at Liverpool Life Sciences UTC, said: "This partnership will provide our young people with an opportunity to gain invaluable work placement experience that contributes to a well-rounded learning experience."

This comes after the firm was recognised as one of the outstanding life science companies in the north-west of England at the annual Medilink North West Awards last month, earning the outstanding achievement award in the medical engineering field.

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