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Apprentice Electrician

Directorate of Technology, Estates & Facilities
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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18,790 per year
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Role Description


The Directorate of Technology, Estates & Facilities (DTEF) is responsible for ‘providing outstanding work, study, research facilities, and facilities to enhance the student experience, on campus and online’. Our directorate consists of three sections which are:

  • Technology:  IT Infrastructure: Networks, Faculty IT and Security, Systems, Desktop and Print. Digital: Software, Projects, BA/change management.
  • Estates:  Estates Operations: Asset Management, Policy & Assurance, Operations & Maintenance. Estates Development: Estates Programmes, Projects, and DTEF Engagement.
  • Facilities: Campus Services: Facilities, Admin. & Customers, Accommodation & Room Bookings Commercial Services: Retail, Catering, Conferences, Nursery, Copy & Print, York Sport, York Science Park Ltd & Guildhall.

This role is part of the Estates Operations & Maintenance team. 


During this training role you will support established trades and technical staff in completing activities associated with both planned and reactive maintenance. Over the programme a wide range of tasks will be undertaken to gain practical experience across electrical trades’ disciplines.

In addition you will attend York College and work towards the attainment of the Level 3 Installation/Maintenance Electrical Apprenticeship. On completion of this apprenticeship you will be recognised by the industry as being fully qualified in the appointed trade.

Employment is not guaranteed at the end of this apprenticeship, however, it is anticipated that you will have gained the skills and qualifications required to apply for relevant University job vacancies.

We welcome applications from either school leavers wishing to start their career or from others who have already have work experience and are interested in retraining or expanding on their current knowledge and skills.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

•     4 x GCSE's at Grade 4 (or equivalent) or above, to include Maths and English  

•     General knowledge and or interest in Electrical works 

•     Physically fit and able to undertake manual handling and other physical work.

•     Evidence of behaviours that uphold our values

Interview date: 8 October 2021

For informal enquiries: please contact Mick Willsher on

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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