Are you looking to kick-start your career? Do you have a passion for making things, tinkering or creative crafts? Then our apprenticeship could be for you! Our four-year programme trains the highly skilled technicians who go on to work in our cutting-edge workshops and laboratories.

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Closing date: 21 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary: £21,470 per annum in year 1, increasing to £27,755 per annum in year 2

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Apprentices spend their first year with our training partner. From the second year, you will join us at South Kensington, where you will learn a range of engineering skills: 

  • Designing, developing, manufacturing and testing
  • You will use the latest design and manufacturing methods including computer aided design, rapid proto-typing and computer-controlled manufacturing
  • You will support students and research staff by preparing resources, helping them use equipment and demonstrating processes 

The training you will be getting

Apprentices specialise in either Mechanical or Electronic Engineering. You will gain a level 2 qualification in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and a level 3 qualification in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering. In year 1, training is full-time at Kingston College. In years 2-4, apprentices attend college on a day-release basis, spending the rest of their time building skills and experience in the workplace, as part of a series of workshop rotations. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On completion of the programme, you will have highly sought-after experience of workshop and laboratory techniques and machinery, as well as nationally recognised qualifications. Whether you remain with us at Imperial to develop your career in the Higher Education sector or move into industry, you will be qualified, early-career Mechanical or Electronic Engineering Technicians.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9 - 4 (A*-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9 – 6 (A*-B)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 9 – 6 (A*-B)) Essential

Things to consider

Apprentices should have an interest in engineering and an aptitude for its application, which might include projects at school or at home. Make sure you tell us about this in your application!

About the employer

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world. We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces. It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society– and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.




Imperial College London



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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

Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please search for vacancy reference ENG03021. Please indicate in your application whether you would like to specialise in Mechanical or Electronic Engineering. Important: CVs will not be accepted, please submit an online application only. Please note that applicants who do not provide a written supporting statement will not be considered for interview.

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

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Closing date: 21 Jun 2024