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Apprentice Mechanical Workshop Technicians x2

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Queen Mary University of London
£20,582-£22,374 per annum
Closing date
Fixed term - 48 months
Full Time

Queen Mary University of London are looking for people who are passionate about ‘hands on’ mechanical engineering and manufacturing, who is committed to learning first-hand the skills to develop into a fully qualified Technician.


  • Learn through 1:1 training to use workshop tools including for manual machining (lathe, mill etc) with the goal of being able to manufacture and construct prototypes and experimental equipment to high precision
  • Develop and adhere to good workshop practice, and assist in the day-to-day running of the workshop(s) with increasing responsibilities from year three
  • Attend college and successfully complete by the set deadlines all components of the apprenticeship throughout the training period.
  • Achieving the academic grades and practical skills in order to entitle yearly progression leading to the award of a the final mechanical engineering qualification.
  • Maintain a clean and safe working area adhering to a high standard of workplace organisation
  • Throughout the apprenticeship, spend a significant amount of time shadowing members of the Workshop Team as they assist, advise and carry out work requests
  • Learn to read and produce accurate engineering drawings
  • Undertake introduction to and training on CAD/CAM systems, CNC machinery and welding techniques
  • Learn, understand and adhere to all relevant health and safety procedures and protocols, ensuring working practices remain compliant with changing best practice standards
  • Follow and help maintain systems in place to enable effective and efficient work flow management
  • Assist in the student workshops (Makerspace) and taught workshop classes as required
  • Liaise with other technical staff, administrative staff, academics, postgraduate and undergraduate students within the School, Faculty and the wider university as required.
  • Maintain a logbook over the duration of the apprenticeship period, recording projects that have been undertaken and the skills learned


  • Applicants should possess (or expect to gain) Grade 9 – 6 (A*- B) or above at GCSE level in Maths, English and Science.
  • Applicants should possess (or expect to gain) grade 9 – 4 (A*- C) at GCSE level (or equivalent) Design & Technology
  • Evidence of an interest in engineering and its application.
  • A drive to learn and commitment to studying at a college on a day release basis in order to complete formal qualifications over a four year period.
  • A basic understanding of Health & Safety in a workshop or laboratory.
  • Effective personal organisation and time management skills.
  • Willingness to undertake training to improve skills base.
  • Good numerical and spatial aptitude with a willingness to develop these skills
  • Good familiarity with standard computer packages such as Microsoft Office, ideally with some experience of 3D viewing/modelling applications such as Google Sketchup
  • Good communication skills, including the ability to work well with others.
  • A ‘team player’ and a willing to work and study under the tuition of their mentors.
  • Willingness to travel on occasion for work and training purposes.

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