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Apprentice Technician – Mechanical /Electrical/Electronic Engineering Department (Fixed term, Multiple posts)


Location:  University Park
Salary:  £18,898 per annum
Closing Date:  Thursday 15 June 2023
Reference:  ENG116223

As part of our annual Faculty’s Apprenticeship Training Program, we have four exciting opportunities in the Faculty of Engineering to join the government’s level 4 Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme. 

This is a great chance for you to grow your career in Engineering and we will support and help you to develop the skills, experience and knowledge you will need to succeed. 

You will undertake a full time 4-year Apprenticeship in Mechanical/Electrical/Electronic Engineering commencing on 1st September 2023. 

You will receive practical training in the faculty’s extensively equipped workshops/laboratories and broad-based training on a range of standard/specialised engineering processes, instrumentation, test and measurement, all from our experienced and qualified engineering technicians.

Over the first 6-8 months you will undertake basic training followed by focused specialist training within designated teams and facilities across the faculty, allowing you to build your new practical skills and knowledge in specialist engineering disciplines. 

There will be opportunities for you over the apprenticeship period to learn and train on 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. 
  • Other engineering processes/areas as needed. 

Your formal academic training for the Higher Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard programme will be over a 4-year period and will be achieved via a day release program at a HE College specific to your needs where you will be expected to progress to HNC level in mechanical/electrical engineering disciplines. 

Qualifications to be undertaken will include: 

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations 
  • Internal training courses relevant to role 
  • Higher National Certificate (HNC) Level 4 Mechanical/Electrical Engineering 

You should have, or be expected to achieve a minimum of ONE of the following sections: 

  • Five GCSEs in English, Maths, and Science – grades 4 & above (old equivalent grades C & above)
  • A/AS levels in relevant subjects to include mathematics and a science. 
  • Have previous work experience or employment in engineering at Level 3

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are eager to learn new skills/techniques working within a team of highly skilled and supportive technicians. You will have the ability to show attention to detail and rise to the challenge this fantastic opportunity presents. We are keen to receive applications from those currently underrepresented in Engineering in the UK, such as women and those from minority ethnic backgrounds. 

You are invited to apply for this opportunity through the University of Nottingham website until 12th June 2023. 

For more information:

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Andrew Hallam, tel:- 0115 7486 425 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Please note that applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.



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