Apprentice Technician – Mechanical (Fixed term)

Job details
Posting date: 18 April 2024
Salary: £23,256 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 18 May 2024
Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Remote working: On-site only
Company: The University of Nottingham
Job type: Apprenticeship
Job reference: ENG136324

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As part of our annual Faculty’s Apprenticeship Training Program, we have two 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 (36.25 hours) 4-year Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering commencing on 2nd September 2024.

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 engineering. Qualifications to be undertaken will include:

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations
BTEC Level 3 in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
Higher National Certificate (HNC) Level 4 Mechanical Engineering
Internal training courses relevant to role
You should have, or be expected to achieve a minimum of one of the following sections:

A/AS levels in relevant subjects to include mathematics and a science. OR
Five GCSEs in English, Maths, and a Science – grades 4 & above (old equivalent grades C & above) OR
Have previous work experience/employment in engineering or training at Level 2
You are an enthusiastic individual who is 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 30th May 2024.

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Please note that from 1st May the salary for this level will increase to £23,736.

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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