Apprentice Technician (Mechanical Engineering Bias)
The Department and role purpose:
The Department of Physics at Durham University is one of the top UK Physics departments with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students. Ranked in the top 10 in REF2022 in terms of power, 96% of Durham Physics research was considered either to be of "internationally excellent quality" or "world leading".
The post holder will be responsible for learning and assisting the day-to-day technical functions and operations in the Physics Department, providing technical and engineering related assistance from within the Teaching and Research Technical Services team.
The post holder will be required to undertake formal training within the Department in a variety of Research and Teaching Laboratories and also the Mechanical and Electronic workshops in order to provide technical assistance to support all teaching and research activities conducted within the Department of Physics.
In addition, the post holder will be required to follow an approved apprenticeship training framework of a Mechanical Engineering discipline delivered by an external provider.