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Installation Electrician Apprentice

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2100006Z Requisition #


Science and Technology Facilities Council

Salary: £11,446 rising incrementally to £17,796 in the fourth year
Band: UKRI- App
Contract Type: Fixed Term (4 years) 
Hours: Full time
Closing Date: 30/05/2021
Interview Date: 09/06/2021

The Science and Technology Facilities Council offer a number of apprenticeships. The unique nature of the work undertaken at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory contributes to an interesting enjoyable and rewarding period of training in one of the world’s leading scientific and engineering research organisations. 

As a member of the ISIS Electrical Services Group, the post holder will work across the Electrical Maintenance and Electrical Installation sections. This will ensure that the post holder will be exposed to a vast variety of electrical work ranging from new installation project work of complex advanced electrical systems to the maintenance of the facilities electrical infrastructure.
Due to the diverse nature of the facility the post holder will be expected to demonstrate a flexible and adaptable approach to ensure that the ISIS scientific program is fully supported.

An STFC apprentice will undertake 4 years paid training, supervised by the Research Council.  The salary is competitive and the apprenticeship is an ideal start to a career in the Electrical Engineering Sector. If successful, in this position you will:

  • Complete a prescribed program of training to be conducted at ISIS, within STFC.
  • Become proficient in the maintenance of complex electrical LV systems and associated electrical equipment. 
  • Obtain a high level of competence in Electrical Installation tasks whilst working on a range of advanced electrical projects. 
  • Obtain a high level of competence in the testing and inspection of low voltage electrical circuits.
  • Gain the skills to confidently and competently undertake fault diagnosis on a range of low voltage electrical equipment and systems. 
  • Attend college on a day release basis leading to the industry recognised EAL level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification over a four year period. 
  • At the end of the four year training period you will sit the AM2 electrical trade assessment as well as the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations. 
  • As an STFC Apprentice you will communicate with staff across STFC at all levels. You will work as part of a team as well as working on your own.  You will also have contact throughout your apprenticeship with college tutors and visitors to site. 
  • Champion the ISIS Electrical Services Group in a positive manner.
  • Deliver a high level of customer service.
  • Attend appropriate additional training to support the role and service delivery.

Personal Skills and Attributes

We are looking for individuals who have or will have achieved 5 GCSE passes at Grade C/4 or above including Maths, English and a Science/Technology subject.  You must be self-motivated, enthusiastic about learning and hard working.
When submitting your CV and covering letter you should address yourself to this person specification, demonstrating by example how you meet the criteria contained within. Please also include any other information, which you feel is of relevance to your application.

Special Conditions

You will be required to attend and complete the required nationally recognised training courses. This will involve attendance at local educational establishment, on a day release basis. 

Shortlisting Criteria



  • Achieved or predicted to achieve 5 GCSE passes at Grade C/4 or above including Maths, English and a Science by September 2021
  • Or equivalent qualifications

Knowledge and Experience


  • Interest in science, engineering and technology
  • Ability to demonstrate some basic technical electrical knowledge and skill 


  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office

Interview Criteria

Personal skills/qualities


  • Ability to work using own initiative
  • Ability to follow instructions including technical instructions in English
  • Self-motivated, willing to undertake the work required with the training provider and in the workplace 
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Good communication skills
  • Good problem solving skills 
  • Demonstrates a high level of interest and enthusiasm about the role 


About STFC 

The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation where curiosity-driven, blue-skies thinking meets practical, application-led science and engineering. Our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world. 
One of Europe’s largest research organisations, we’re trusted to support, enable and undertake cutting-edge projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science, engineering, computing and technology. Our research seeks to understand the Universe from the largest astronomical scales to the tiniest constituents of matter, yet creates impact on a very tangible, human scale. 
For more information about STFC please visit https://stfc.ukri.org/ 
You can also visit our careers site https://www.stfccareers.co.uk/ 
How to Apply 
Online applications only preferred for this role. Please submit your CV and a covering letter which clearly outlines how you fulfil the criteria specified along with your motivation to join STFC and the role you’re applying for. Ensure that the job reference number is included in the filename description of each document uploaded. Note that failure to address the above criteria or submit your application without a covering letter may result in your application not being considered. You will only be assessed on the content of your CV and covering letter and not the ‘experience’ section of the application. 

About UKRI 

Launched in April 2018, UKRI is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). 

Our organisation brings together the seven disciplinary research councils, Research England, which is responsible for supporting research and knowledge exchange at higher education institutions in England, and the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at www.ukri.org

How we support EDI in the workforce 

At UKRI we believe that everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect, and to be provided with equal opportunities to flourish and succeed in an environment that enables them to do so. We also value diversity of thought and experience within inclusive groups, organisations and the wider community.  For further information, please visit ‘How we support EDI in the workforce’  

Disability Confident Employer 

As a Disability Confident employer, UKRI will offer an interview to a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for the job (this is the description of the job as set by the employer). To enable us to do this we ask the appropriate questions within the candidate application. 
For more information on this scheme, click here.  

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