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Graduate Trainee: Electrical Engineer

Directorate of Estates & Campus Services
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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Within the University, the Directorate of Estates & Campus Services (DECS) is the largest support department.  Our role is to provide services and facilities to the core business of the University.  DECS monitor service levels ensuring that we deliver these safely, to a high quality and in a timely manner to meet the University's operational needs.


We are now offering this interesting and challenging opportunity for graduates of Mechanical or Electrical Engineering to work with us.  We are offering a genuine route to further your career and continue gaining experience towards Chartered status.

You will gain invaluable skills and experience, whilst being mentored and supported by professional senior engineers.   Your mentors will support you and regularly review with you your Continuing Professional Development Record, to help you ensure you get the maximum benefit from this training opportunity.

In addition you will benefit from receipt of training from the University’s central award winning Learning and Development Team.

Elements of the scheme will include:

  • Two projects, each for the duration of six months: To involve trialling a new piece of technology or implementing a performance improvement.
  • Training covering Technical, Management, Health & Safety, Values & Ethics.
  • Networking Opportunities.
  • Structured work placements in different sections to broaden engineering knowledge.
  • Carrying out improvement initiatives and leading a team.

Learning how to audit activities.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

You will have a Masters degree or Accredited BEng (Hons) degree and the eligibility to work in the UK.  In addition, you will be self-driven, eager to progress, respectful and mindful to others and looking to gain chartered status in Electrical Engineering,  Informal enquires can be made to Paul Bushnell, Head of Asset Management, at,

Interview date: 28 August 2019

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