COVID-19 Testing: Volunteers required to work in screening

A message on behalf of the HM Government:

To increase testing for COVID-19, the Government has significantly expanded its laboratory capacity and staffing.

What can you do?

The Government has already started testing samples as well as accelerating key workers’ return to work, but as the testing program ramps up further, they require additional experienced laboratory staff.

The Government is recruiting additional staff for new laboratories in Milton Keynes, Cheshire, and Glasgow.

They require individuals to commit to a minimum of 4 weeks and a start date from now over a period of several weeks.


  • Not essential but of interest are individuals who are comfortable working in a qPCR environment, and or those who can operate liquid handling machines, although more generalist laboratory support is also required.
  • This is an optional paid role. If you are currently employed full time and wish to help, they welcome your application. Happy to discuss secondment options with you, however, you will require permission from your current employer.
  • Where necessary, appropriate accommodation and reasonable expenses will also be covered.
  • You will need to be able to start right away and be flexible in your hours of work.

Sign up now!

You must be aged 18 years or over, with no symptoms of COVID-19. Nobody in your household must have symptoms. Full training and Personal Protective Equipment will be provided.

Unfortunately, you cannot be considered if you, or anyone in your household, are in a high-risk group (over 70, pregnant, with immune deficiencies or underlying medical conditions).

If you feel that you want to help out and fit the criteria, please fill in your details below. Representatives of the program (not CK Group) will then be in contact to provide you with further information and confirm your availability.

Apply online here or find out more


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