Apprentice: Laboratory Technician

University of York
June 15, 2024
Offerd Salary:£20,110
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Apprentice: Laboratory Technician


School of Physics, Engineering and Technology


£20,110 per year


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  • 13344 - Job Description - Apprentice Laboratory Technician.pdf (PDF, 311.68kb)
  • Role Description

    The School of Physics, Engineering and Technology brings physicists and engineers together to push the frontiers of knowledge, foster innovation and meet the grand challenges facing society. Our aim is to deliver world-leading research in both fundamental and applied areas whilst developing new technologies that work for the public good, in an environment where everyone can thrive.

    As a School, equality, diversity, and inclusion are central to our culture and we strive to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. We aim to ensure that there is a supportive and egalitarian culture at all levels and across all staff groups and offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds. We are proud to hold Juno Champion and Athena Swan bronze awards, which recognise our commitment to creating an equitable and fully inclusive environment in which staff and students can thrive. We aim to inspire young people to engage with science and engineering through our outreach work.

    The School is committed to the development of technical staff and The University of York is a signatory of the Technician Commitment.

    The primary role will be to support the teaching of Experimental Physics in our laboratories and Astrocampus facility for Undergraduate students ranging from our Foundation year to Year 3 as well as supporting our final year project students. This role is based within a small team supporting the Physics teaching laboratory under the leadership of the Undergraduate Laboratory Manager. Additional to this will be opportunities to gain technical experience in a wide variety of research facilities.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

    You will have:

  • GCSE Science, or equivalent qualification
  • GCSE Maths, or equivalent qualification
  • GCSE English, or equivalent qualification
  • Willingness to attend training on a day release basis
  • Ability to perform routine practical tasks with attention to detail
  • IT skills inc. Google Apps, Excel, Word
  • Ability to work under supervision and as part of a team
  • Interview date: TBC

    For informal enquiries: please contact Ian Helliwell on [email protected] or contact [email protected]

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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