Apprentice Sensor Engineering Technician

Oxford, Headington and Wheatley
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We have an exciting opportunity for you to start your career at the University of Oxford as an Apprentice Laboratory Technician in the Physics department.

You will work as part of a small team of scientists, engineers, and technicians building some of the most exciting machines in science; including the detectors for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN.  Your role will be varied and you will be trained in operating high-tech laboratory and industrial equipment, as well as learning about mechanics and electronics.  You will learn how to work with silicon chips, and how to design and build precision tools and parts using robotic tooling.

You will be working closely with our technical team and eventually take on a significant role in the semi-industrial production of parts for these machines.


You will need to evidence passes at 9-4 or A*-C in GCSE Maths and English. If you did not achieve these grades do not let that put you off from applying as you can study Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship giving you the equivalent qualifications needed.

£19,568 per annum
Opportunity Provider
University of Oxford

Richard Plackett
Department of Physics,
Robert Hooke Building, Parks Road
United Kingdom