There are many benefits of apprenticeships to both Diamond and its employees and the benefits are not limited to those who are new joining us. At Diamond we also use apprenticeships to develop our existing employees, for example we currently have a number of employees studying for a bachelor’s degree in engineering as apprenticeships (Level 6 product design and development engineer). In addition to this and our present vacancies, there are also other apprenticeships that are currently being undertaken at Diamond which are also featured on this page.
"Diamond endeavours to be a leading edge facility for scientific research, supporting a wide range of users from both academia and industry, thereby delivering benefits to the UK society and economy. To achieve this, it is essential we attract people in STEM roles from the largest possible pool of talent and provide an environment that supports and stimulates staff and students to achieve their full potential. Diamond recognises the need to remove barriers to career development, particularly those that affect women more than men."
Professor Andrew Harrison, CEO of Diamond Light Source
Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. Electricians might work in both indoor and outdoor settings. Electrical equipment and systems may include switchboards, motors, cables, fuses, thermal relays, fault current protection switches, heating, lighting, air conditioning and metering equipment as well as crime and fire alarm systems and renewable energy technologies. They are able to work on their own proficiently and work without immediate supervision in the most efficient and economical manner. Maintenance Electricians work on the maintenance of electrical and electronic installations including automated production systems. Duties include the supervision of the equipment, its maintenance and necessary repairs.
Product Design & Development Engineers work on all stages of product creation, product modification and product componentry. They support activities ranging on early concept feasibility, Computer Aided Design and other modelling, activities and stages through to final preparation for launch and customers. This includes working in concept studios, rapid prototyping, assembly, testing, validating and analysing performance. Typically they work closely with suppliers and managers in bring new concepts to life or contributing to redesigns of existing products.
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