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Apprentice Technician

College Operations (EPS)

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £16,480 to £18,278 per annum
Grade:  Apprentice Grade 05
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 1 August 2026)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 18 July 2022
Interview Date:  Friday 22 July 2022
Reference:  R220377
Release Date:  Wednesday 22 June 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, as an apprentice mechanical engineering technician assisting with providing vital technical support for our teaching and research activities. You will learn how to support students studying on our Mechanical, Biomedical and Design Engineering programmes and supporting the research activity across the School. Be trained in the use of lathes, milling machines, waterjet cutters and welding alongside CAD and CAM software while attending college to get your formal qualifications.

The college has recently restructured its Technical services and input significant investment to upgrade its facilities and invest in staff development. We are seeking an individual who is enthusiastic and wants a career in engineering within the HE sector.

This is an attractive opportunity to join a vibrant, friendly and supportive working environment offering 25 days annual leave plus additional 13 University and public holidays, working 36.5 hours a week including college attendance.

The College is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter recognised by a silver award. We value diversity and offer an inclusive workplace environment.

For informal discussions about the role, please contact Reece Lillie at or 0121 204 3510.

Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be accepted. 

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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit:

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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