Data Center Electrical Apprentice - 6 positions available EQUINIX (UK) LIMITED

Join the fast-growing team that keeps the world connected! As part of EQUINIX's Operations Team you will work alongside qualified technicians to maintain/perform preventative maintenance to on-site infrastructure, complete site inspections/logs, gather data, assist with incidents, complete requests and contribute towards keeping everyone connected!

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    37.5 Hours a week Monday - Friday with one day a week attending college (Term time). A minimum of 6 hours a week off the job training is required for your apprenticeship (your college day counts towards this). (shifts TBC)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    04 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    6 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Joining the Operations Team means that you will be at the forefront of all EQUINIX does, maintaining the electrical and mechanical infrastructure as part of a team delivering excellent service to customers ‘across the various sites. EQUINIX embraces diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment, that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.

As part of the role, you will:

  • Attend college and achieve. Everything you learn in the classroom will be put into practice in your job
  • Work to complete Site based Level 3 NVQ Portfolio Competence Building
  • Work with qualified technicians on Facility / Infrastructure Maintenance and perform preventative maintenance on site infrastructure (e.g. maintenance of primary infrastructures) under their supervision and guidance
  • Perform site inspections and monitor the building and data centre alarms
  • Complete site logs and gather data for permits, such as MOPs and scripts
  • Assist more senior staff with responding to all on-site incidents and act as guided
  • Potentially begin responding to basic incidents based on own knowledge and experience
  • Complete basic work requests and circuit installations
  • Contribute to ongoing infrastructure projects and carry out small works projects i.e. lighting upgrades under the supervision of qualified technicians

At EQUINIX, we believe that our culture and values are at the heart of our success and it’s our authentic, humble, and dedicated people who create the Magic of EQUINIX. Our employees are people who share a passion for winning and will put our customers at the centre of everything they do. If you want to know more about our apprenticeships and what makes EQUINIX’s magic real. Check out this link! 

EQUINIX is an equal opportunity employer. Recruitment / Appointment will be based purely upon merit. 

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

With an Apprenticeship at EQUINIX, you get to:

  • Build contacts, work with and learn from the specialists in the data centre industry
  • Be part of a company where there is a variety of activities to get involved with to compliment your development
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and Mathematics will need to achieve this level prior to completion of their apprenticeship

The Apprenticeship Standard you will be completing is Level 3 Installation Electrician and Maintenance Electrician (ST0152). You will attend college one day a week during Term Time (this day will be held at Newbury College, Berkshire or may be held at the workplace - this will be confirmed at interview). As well as support and mentoring from your colleagues in the workplace, you will also have teaching staff and a Development Coach from Newbury College who will monitor your progress and support you throughout your Apprenticeship. You will have regular reviews and will be required to complete an End Point Assessment (EPA) before you can achieve the Apprenticeship.

On completion of the Apprenticeship you will have achieved the Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification (Installation) and will also have satisfied the requirements for registration as Eng Tech by the Engineering Council. You will also be fully qualified to work on electrical installations and data center infrastructure maintenance. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We would like for this Apprenticeship to transform into a full-time EQUINIX employee. On successful completion of the Apprenticeship, we see people progressing to permanent members of our Engineering / Operations Team. 

We want to impress not only our customers, but also our employees. We will support employee career mobility, encouraging employees to learn new skills and seek advancement opportunities so they can grow their career with us.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Good Spoken/Written English, Ambitious, Curious, Adaptable, Responsible


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or higher) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or higher) Essential

Things to consider

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About the employer

EQUINIX is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 240+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed. We are a fast-growing global company with 78 consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of 10,000+ companies, including 2,000+ networks and 3,000 cloud and IT service providers in 31 countries spanning six continents.




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Apprenticeship standard

Installation electrician and maintenance electrician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Our roles are still in the process of being posted. When they are live, you will use the provided link and will need to use 2 filters to search for the vacancy. 1: "Country: United Kingdom" and 2: "Job type: Apprentice". They will be live very shortly so please do keep checking.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2023