We have an exciting opportunity for you to start your career at the University of Oxford as an Apprentice Laboratory Technician in the Physics department.
You will work as part of a small team of scientists, engineers, and technicians building some of the most exciting machines in science; including the detectors for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. Your role will be varied and you will be trained in operating high-tech laboratory and industrial equipment, as well as learning about mechanics and electronics. You will learn how to work with silicon chips, and how to design and build precision tools and parts using robotic tooling.
You will be working closely with our technical team and eventually take on a significant role in the semi-industrial production of parts for these machines.
About the apprenticeship
For this apprenticeship, you will work at the Physics department in Central Oxford. As part of your apprenticeship, you will be required to attend Abingdon and Witney College's Abingdon campus. In year one of your Level 2 apprenticeship, you will need to attend Abingdon two days a week. For the first two years of the level 3 apprenticeship, you will attend Abingdon one day a week. In total it will take four years to complete all elements of the apprenticeship, with support from the Department, University, and College throughout.
Becoming an apprentice at the University of Oxford is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience and training. For more information please visit: https://www.apprenticeships.ox.ac.uk
You will be passionate about starting your career in Science and excited about the opportunity about becoming an apprentice at the University of Oxford. You may be starting your career or you may be looking for a career change.
To complete the level 3 apprenticeship you will need to evidence passes at 9-4 or A*-C in GCSE Maths and English. If you did not achieve these grades do not let that put you off from applying as you can study Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship giving you the equivalent qualifications needed. These qualifications are completed over 7 days. To help check that you have the potential to achieve these, Abingdon and Witney College will ask you to complete a short initial assessment during the application process.
What we offer
Our apprentices are never on their own, you will benefit from a supportive environment working in collaboration with the rest of our committed team. You will also be supported by the central apprenticeship team and you will join our growing network of apprentices within the university. You will have the opportunity to become an apprenticeship ambassador for the University and region.
We will provide you with a welcoming and inclusive workplace, offering support and development opportunities that will enable you to progress and do your best work. We recognise diversity as our strength, vital for innovation and creativity, and we aspire to build a truly diverse community, which values and respects every individual’s unique contribution. Over 80% of our apprentices continue with us in the role they have been trained for after their Apprenticeship and that is just the start of their career.
You will receive 38 days’ annual leave inclusive of Bank Holiday and fixed closure dates, discounted travel, an excellent contributory pension scheme, and student discount. You will also be part of the University’s annual apprenticeship awards.
If you would like further information or support in your application please contact:
The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on 25 June, only applications received before this can be considered.
Interviews are likely to be virtual due to current lockdown restrictions, if you have any concerns about a virtual interview please do not hesitate to contact us.
To apply for this apprenticeship please review the attached job description and click the link below to apply.