Apprentice Technician

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 Jul 2022

School/Department School of Water, Energy and Environment
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday.
Contract type Permanent
Salary Full time starting salary is normally £19,100 per annum
Apply by 03/07/2022

Role Description

Cranfield University’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here .

The School of Water, Energy and Environment leads in delivering Cranfield’s Mission within Water, Energy and Power, and Environment and Agrifood.  The School is committed to leading in its areas of expertise through investing in world class staff and facilities over the long term. 

We are looking to recruit two apprentices to work alongside experienced technicians and help support the operation of our research facilities.

Our Science technicians work primarily in our analytical laboratories and are involved in the analysis of a wide range of environmental samples including soils, water and wastewaters, foods and waste materials.  We cover a range of chemical and biological analytical techniques within our laboratories.  As a Science Technician Apprentice, you will learn how to analyse samples and contribute to the safe running of the laboratories.

Our Water Engineering technician works primarily in a specialist research facility for the development of water and wastewater treatment processes.  This is located on the university sewage treatment works at the edge of campus.  Significant investment in recent years means our facilities and the scope of research work has expanded.  As an Apprentice Water Engineering Technician, you will learn how to keep our various water supplies operational and contribute to the creation and operation of pilot-scale test rigs.

For both roles we are looking for motivated individuals with a practical aptitude, who want to learn while they work.  We will encourage and support you to become skilled at supporting specialist technical research and teaching, in a safe, high quality, highly productive working environment.

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. This is a sector wide, collaborative initiative led by the Science Council and supported by the 'Technicians Make It Happen' campaign, to ensure visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians working in higher education and research.

At Cranfield we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential.  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.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Mrs Jane Hubble, Head of Technical Services (SWEE), at

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: . Please quote reference number 4090.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 3 July 2022

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