Apprentice Service Engineer- Scientific Equipment Care THE FRANCIS CRICK INSTITUTE LIMITED

Scientific Equipment Care will be mentored / work with SEC Service Engineers on planned and reactive maintenance, while undertaking a structured Learning and Development program. Attending a relevant FE/HE college completing an advanced apprenticeship scheme.

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

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Closing date: 19 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Contributory pension scheme – company contributions.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

At completion of the Apprenticeship you will become a qualified and competent Scientific Equipment Service Engineer with skills knowledge and experience in:

  • Electrical / Electronic component level, maintenance, fault diagnosis and repair.
  • Mechanical instrument/scientific equipment maintenance, fault diagnosis and repair.

Key Responsibilities:

These include but not limited to;

  • Attend all college classes.
  • Record practical work required for your course(s) in the prescribed manner.
  • Attend apprentice learning events run by the Crick.
  • Fully engage in review meetings with your manager and training provider.
  • Maintain agreed progress in all theory and practical work required for your apprenticeship.
  • To conduct work as required by your mentor / practical trainer.
  • To gain experience and knowledge and engineering skills to enable you to become competent to work as you progress through your apprenticeship.
  • Comply with Crick Policy and Procedures including but not limited to safety, health and sustainability.
  • Follow direction on all Health and Safety procedures.
  • Work within the parameters of agreed safe working practices according to your level of competence at the time.
  • Challenge any practices or situations you consider to be unsafe.
  • Always wear appropriate clothing and PPE.
  • Keep your work environment clean and tidy and PPE and tools in good repair.
  • Use all tools and equipment only for their proper use.

The training you will be getting

All apprentices will be required to achieve as  a minimum:

  • An employer approved Level 2 Foundation Competence qualification
  • An employer approved Level 3 Development Competence qualification
  • An employer approved Level 3 Development Technical Knowledge qualification
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking end point assessment

Apprentices will be required to attend college at least x1 day per week either at Uxbridge, Harrow or Hayes Campus completing necessary mandatory training and units associated with the apprenticeship.  

The apprentice will be required to complete: 

  • Work towards gaining a full qualification
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Skills, Knowledge, and BehavioursStandard and End Point Assessment
  • Functional Skills in English, Maths, and ICT (if required). 
  • Other training will be provided by the employer as required to enable the fulfilment of the job role

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The opportunity to become a full time member of the SEC team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Math's (Grade 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

A candidate with an interest in engineering and enthusiasm to learn new skills.

About the employer

The Crick is the outcome of a merger between the MRC's National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) and CRUK's London Research Institute (LRI). The new institute was named after the UK scientist Francis Crick in recognition of his contributions to understanding the genetic code, the key to understanding how living things work.




Biomedical Research Centre, 1 Midland Road



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Jun 2024