Current Opportunities

We are pleased to be able to offer a range of apprenticeship opportunities at the University.

Apprenticeship opportunities at the University of Birmingham are designed to get your career off to a great start. Apprentices will benefit from studying for a recognised qualification with the practical experience of working at a prestigious University.

Our apprenticeship recruitment period is underway! A list of our vacancies is on this page, these will be added to over the coming weeks.

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Katt Knight 07Ben Rozzier


Apprentice Assistant Teaching Laboratory Support Technician  (Higher Apprenticeship)

Starting salary of £15,034.4 per annum rising to £18,793 per annum in year two

Closing date: Sunday 10th December 2017

This is an outstanding opportunity to begin a technician career pathway in a leading UK University.

The School of Physics and Astronomy is one of the largest physics departments in the country with a high profile for research and teaching both in the UK and internationally, covering a wide range of topics offering exciting challenges at the leading edge of physics and astronomy. 

This apprentice will learn as part of a team under the direction of the Team Leader to deliver effective technical support to the School’s undergraduate teaching laboratories.

The apprentice will also learn the skills to be able to assist with electronic/electrical development and maintenance of items held by other research groups within the School outside the teaching term, as time permits

In addition the apprentice will learn to assist in a wide range of technical related responsibilities regarding general School activities such as admissions, open days and special events.

As an apprentice at the University of Birmingham:

  • You will get valuable on-the-job experience, working with experienced and professional staff.
  • You will receive off the job training with an expert training provider.
  • You will be assured that the skills you learn are exactly what is needed for your chosen career.
  • You will be supported as a valuable member of a larger University apprenticeship cohort.

To apply for this post, please follow the intructions on the link below with the National Apprenticeship Service. Should you have any difficulty or questions please contact

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