Apprentice Technician – Mechanical /Electrical/Electronic Engineering Department UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM (THE)

A great opportunity to grow your career in Engineering. You will be supported to develop skills, experience and knowledge to succeed. You will learn a wide range of cutting-edge engineering technologies and disciplines including: CNC machining including CAD/CAM Rig design, build and modification. Materials testing and characterisation.

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

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Closing date: 12 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    We provide a range of benefits and rewards, including leading fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes. We also offer an excellent holiday allowance of 25 days, plus additional university closure days and bank holidays.

  • Working week

    Hours of work are full-time (36.25 per week), worked 5 days, Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Faculty’s well-equipped workshops and laboratories provide an ideal environment for high-quality, on-the-job training. You will receive basic initial training in the first 6 months before progressing to more specialist training, providing an opportunity to develop new skills and knowledge in a range of cutting-edge engineering processes, instrumentation and measurement including:

  • CNC machining including CAD/CAM
  • Rig design, build and modification
  • Materials testing and characterisation

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

As well as practical learning and experience, you will attend a 4 year academic programme at a local FE college. You will study towards and successfully complete the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations, before continuing on to the Level 4 HNC in Electrical Engineering.

During your apprenticeship, you will be fully supported by and learn from highly experienced and qualified engineering technicians, who are knowledgeable and passionate about their discipline.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, there may be an opportunity to gain further employment with the University.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's including English, maths and a science (Grade 4 - 9) Essential
A Level or equivalent STEM Subject (Grade A - C) Essential

Things to consider

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. Recruitment/ appointment will be based purely upon merit

About the employer

We are a community where everyone can contribute and be appreciated for who they are. We set the highest standards for ourselves and our work and support each other to achieve them. We adopt a straightforward and transparent way of communicating with each other and with the world, championing the free exchange of ideas. We have regard for each other’s rights and feelings, and demonstrate this in our behaviour, treating each other with kindness.




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Andrew Hallam

0115 7486 425

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering manufacturing technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply directly via the University of Nottingham's online application form.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 12 Jun 2023