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Current vacancies

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Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship

  • Salary: £21,000 p.a.
  • Working Type: On site, Full time
  • Closing date: 31 May 2023

About the role

To undertake this exciting apprenticeship opportunity, you will be based primarily at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre (SWC) which is with the Life Science division of University College London (UCL). Artic Building Services Ltd support the extensive mechanical and engineer systems within this very modern building. Your role will be to support the onsite Artic and SWC teams to engineering activities as well as completing an industry recognised qualification relevant to your interest and experience level. Whether you are carrying out complex maintenance tasks on site or writing up your training assessments, our apprenticeship programme will support you to develop and make sure you thrive.

About you

Are you a problem solver, a logical thinker, enjoy maths and science and creative? For this role you will need a minimum of 4 GCSE’s, strong organisational skills, a confident communicator, problem solving and report writing experience, good time management and willingness to learn.

What we offer

Artic benefits include: travel expense contribution, 28 days annual leave (incl. bank holidays), additional annual leave for length of service, android phone (work use only), 5 days sick leave (upon successful probation), Support from Health Assured wellbeing assistance programme (incl. 5 free counselling sessions). SWC benefits include: a free daily hot lunch option on site.

How to apply

Please send your CV to along with your availability and reason for applying (recommend word count 150 words). For informal enquiries email Amber Baker. All candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application.


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For general enquiries please contact the SWC HR team, +44 (0)20 3108 8011.



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