Apprentice Mechanical Engineering Technician

Lancaster University - Department of Physics

Salary: £12,100 first year progressing to £16,035 in year four

Closing Date: 4th May 2018

Interview Date: Thursday 17th May 2018

Applications are invited for the above Apprenticeship post in the Department of Physics. The Apprenticeship is from September 2018 for a fixed term period of 4 Years. Candidates who are currently in their first year of training at college are encouraged to apply.

Your role will be to learn and apply a wide range of specialist mechanical engineering skills and processes to support the Physics Department’s teaching facility and research groups. You will be working with a team of experienced and skilled technical staff.

You will undertake a structured level 3 apprenticeship program, studying with Training 2000 in Blackburn*, where you will spend your first year. You will spend the next three years in the Physics Department at Lancaster University, with day release for academic study, leading to level 4 (HNC) qualifications in mechanical engineering.

For this exciting opportunity you will need to:

  • Have obtained (or be expected to obtain) a minimum of five GCSE’s or equivalent at grade A–C to include Maths, English and a Science Subject.
  • Be enthusiastic about engineering and the opportunity of working in the Physics department at Lancaster University.
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Be well motivated and pro-active with an ability to learn and apply observed practices.
  • Persons already in the first year of Mechanical Engineering Training are welcome to apply.

An apprenticeship with Lancaster University, Department of Physics will offer you the opportunity to work at a top 10 UK University, one of the largest employers in the area, whilst gaining practical experience and qualifications.

Working Hours: Monday to Friday 36 ½ hours per week

Further enquiries:

Mr Graham Chapman Tel: 01524 595148 email:

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

* Transport will be provided to Blackburn

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