Vacancy: Apprentice Technician – Northumbria University (Closed)

By 25th July 2022 November 15th, 2022 Closed Vacancies

Apprentice Technician (Closed)

*This vacancy is no longer available*

Reference: EAE/21/13118

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Faculty/Directorate: Faculty of Engineering and Environment
Grade: Apprentice
Salary: £13,141 – £18,278
Contract Type: Fixed Term For 42 Months
Closing Date: 10 Aug 2022

Are you ready for a new rewarding challenge? Our apprenticeships are the perfect route to launch your career, supporting your personal and professional development through completing your qualification whilst gaining vital work experience and earning money at the same time.

Northumbria University, Newcastle is a successful university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, with campuses in London and Amsterdam we also work in partnership with other higher education institutions across the world attracting students from 136 countries. As a large organisation you will benefit from exposure to different aspects of the business and will work with multiple stakeholders. This provides a great learning opportunity for the right person.

As an Apprentice Technician, you will be helping to provide a high quality and professional service to academic staff, technical staff and students in a busy and successful university.

In particular your role will involve working as directed by senior technicians to prepare a variety of materials, facilities and equipment for use by staff and students, support teaching sessions and research activities across a number of disciplines, and maintain equipment and laboratories to ensure a safe working environment. The technical team support areas such as the mechanical and automotive laboratories, our engine test cell facility, our civil engineering laboratories and equipment, our geotechnical laboratory, our machine shop area that includes manufacturing equipment from manual machines through to a 5 axis machine centre, rapid prototyping facilities including 3D printing and laser cutters, alongside a workshop that supports woodworking activities.

To find out more please follow the steps below, our schemes are very popular and early applications are encouraged.

Step 1

The training provider working with us to deliver the apprenticeship is TDR Training | Apprenticeships and Training. Enquiries for the training provider should be made to

The training provider can give you tips on CV layout and content to help you make the most of the opportunity.

Step 2

At Northumbria, we will then carry out what we call a “shortlist” which is to look at each CV and Covering letter against the Person Specification (you will find this in the Role Description). We will then work with the training provider and they will They will provide you with more information and carry out an initial assessment of your suitability for the vacancy. Successful individuals at this stage will be invited to meet with us.

Step 3

Those invited to meet us at our selection event or interview will be provided with more information.

This is an opportunity for us to know more about you and for you to ask questions about the role and what makes Northumbria University a great place to work.

Further information

You can find further details of the training for the Level 3 Engineering Technician in the attached Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard document.

Under the apprentice scheme, 20% of your working hours will be invested in training towards the achievement of your qualification. In addition to the support offered through the training provider, a workplace mentor will provide practical advice and guidance throughout the duration of your apprenticeship.

Apprentices will complete their off-the-job training by attending training workshops and via online modules.

Future Prospects

The University is a proud supporter of the Technician Commitment, a charter focusing on the visibility, recognition and career development of our technical staff.

The training opportunity has been aligned to develop your skills and abilities to carry out a future Engineering Technician role. Following the successful completion of your apprenticeship, it is anticipated that you will be ready to apply for a role of this nature.

Your line manager will meet with you regularly to review your progress and confirm opportunities available towards the end of your apprenticeship. This may include an offer of a permanent role together with the potential to explore further training and development. We are keen to support all staff in developing their potential and making the most of the learning and development opportunities available via apprenticeship routes.