An apprenticeship allows you to earn while you learn, and if you choose an apprenticeship at Diamond you’ll also have the advantage of working at a cutting-edge science facility that challenges the boundaries of Engineering. You’ll be working alongside scientists and engineers from all over the world.
What can an apprenticeship at Diamond offer you?
Diamond is currently offering a Level 3 advanced Apprenticeship
in Mechatronics – a multi-skilled apprenticeship that covers electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering, taking a systems approach.
Over the course of 4 years, you’ll study - on day release - subjects that back up practical work experience, and undertake work placements. You’ll emerge with a level 3 academic qualification and 3 years of work experience leading to an apprenticeship award approved by the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
The first year is currently spent at the Oxford Advanced Skills
training centre in Culham, learning basic mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering skills such as machining and welding.
In years 2-4 you’ll be based at Diamond, with on the job training and day release to continue your academic studies at OAS. You’ll work your way through placements within Diamond and across the wider Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) site. It may also be possible to head overseas for a placement at one of our partner sites, such as CERN or ESRF/ILL.
Throughout the four years you’ll be earning a wage, working towards a qualification and a career in engineering. Apprentices attend various events, including an annual awards evening, and an Outward Bound course.
What are we looking for in a Diamond apprentice?
We’re accepting applications from candidates who are over 16 and who have (or are expecting) 5 GCSE’s at grade C or 5 and above, including English, Maths and a Science subject.
A successful Diamond apprentice will be a highly motivated team player, detail oriented, enthusiastic and keen to learn. An interest in science and technology is a big advantage.
How to apply
Applications open in February, in a joint recruitment process with STFC
We are holding an Apprentice Recruitment Open Day
on Thursday 22 February 2018
. Please register to attend
– various timeslots are available: 17:00, 18:00 and 19:00.
In the meantime, if you’d like to have a chat to find out more about the Diamond apprenticeship and whether it’s right for you, get in touch with Paul Amos
or Martin Small