Apprentice Workshop Technician

Shrivenham, United Kingdom
19 May 2022
End of advertisement period
31 May 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

School/Department Cranfield Defence and Security
Based at Shrivenham, Oxfordshire - Cranfield Defence and Security
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered
Contract type Permanent
Salary Full time starting salary is £19,100
Apply by 31/05/2022

Role Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a new apprentice to work with us at Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS). 

Development and maintenance of first-class teaching and industrial-scale research facilities are key to delivering the University strategy, alongside the need for strong and flexible technical support which enables academic staff and researchers to deliver contracts to quality, time and cost, and to deliver teaching informed by our research.  The facilities are distinct and add significantly to our uniqueness.

About the Role

Skilled technicians are crucial to our success. We are therefore seeking to attract a highly motivated individual who is keen to develop into a skilled technician through a formal apprenticeship. You will have the ability and desire to work as part of a team to provide a premier technical provision to the school’s stakeholders, working in partnership with technical colleagues of all levels to ensure effective operation of facilities as a whole.

This position has a significant training requirement. The role requires an open mind for future development in all areas. It is anticipated that this role will support a variety of work in different environments. By the end of your apprenticeship you should have developed sufficient skills to join a professional body and become a registered Technician, making a valued and significant contribution to the University.

You will provide technical and manufacturing support in the Mechanical Workshop to CDS which includes the manufacture and construction of components and equipment for research, teaching, student projects and external customers from drawings, sketches and precise verbal instructions.

About You

You will have a minimum of 4 GCSE’s, or equivalent, at Grade A* to C / 9 to 4 including English, Maths and a Science related subject.  You must be prepared to engage in a programme of study which leads to an approved apprenticeship qualification.

You will be IT literate, have an aptitude for practical science or engineering skills.  You will have a proactive attitude and the ability to perform repetitive and/or difficult tasks to consistent levels of expected quality. 

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme.We are also committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role.  Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

As part of our commitment to support and develop Technical staff across the University, we are a founding signatory of the Science Council's Technician Commitment. Find out more here.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Karl Norris at

Please be advised that if you already hold a Level 3, or above, qualification in this area you will not be eligible to apply for this apprenticeship.

Interviews will be held 27 / 28 June 2022.

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