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    Apprentice Engineering Technologist

    Project description:

    Apprenticeship summary

    Annual wage


    Working week

    Monday – Friday 9am – 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

    Apprenticeship duration

    4 years

    Possible start date

    03 Sep 2018

    Date posted

    31 Jan 2018

    Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

    Reference number



    1 available

    Assigned a Technician Tutor, Apprentices will be supported and developed every step of the way, although a pro-active attitude to their own studies will be essential.
    Key Areas:

    • Workshop techniques including an introduction to CNC machining
    • An introduction to design using a proprietary CAD package
    • Prototyping
    • Use of precision measuring/testing equipment
    • Alternative materials and their uses
    • Safety and its role in the workplace
    • Responsibilities:
    • The responsibilities of the post will vary in accordance with the department the Apprentice is in. The following responsibilities are indicative:
    • To fulfil the NVQ and possible BTEC qualification requirements as set by Kingston College.
    • To undertake tasks and duties as assigned by Technician Tutor in order to learn and develop technical expertise and skills.
    • To be proactive in progressing personal development, making best use of time on the Scheme.
    • To learn about and comply with all aspects of workshop Health & Safety
    • To respect the confidential nature of those parts of the work that have commercial potential.

    Requirements and prospects

    Desired skills

    • Good communication skills, including the ability to work well with others.
    • Effective personal organisation and time management skills.
    • Willingness to undertake training to improve skills base.

    Personal qualities

    Be a supportive and effective team player.

    Desired qualifications

     Applicants will need:

    • (or expect to gain) 5 grade 9–6 (A*–B) at GCSE or equivlent (including Maths, English and Science or Design and Technology
    • An understanding of Health & Safety in a workshop or laboratory.

    Future prospects

    This is a 4 year program with the final year working towards your HNC

    About the employer

    The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment. Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FMedSci, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally. The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.




    15 Cotswold Road


    SM2 5NG

    Training provider

    The Apprenticeship combines on-the-job training with academic study and is aimed at those with an interest in mechanical engineering and its application. Scheme participants will learn first-hand the skills required to develop into a fully-qualified Mechanical Engineering Technician.
    Apprentices will spend their first year at Kingston College, where they will work towards their NVQ 2 in Performing Engineering Operations. They will gain experience across a wide range of technical skills and challenges.
    In addition Apprentices will continue to work towards a range of formal qualifications as part of a one day per week day release to Kingston College. The qualifications are:

    • NVQ Level 3 in Engineering Manufacturing

    With possible progression to.

    • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Operations and Maintenance Engineering
    • BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering

    Apprenticeship framework

    Engineering Manufacture

    Training provider


    Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kingston College


    Rebecca Dalton

    Employer’s Application Instructions

    Please follow the link to apply via the The Institute of Cancer Research. You will need to set up an account online and submit your application.

    This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer’s website.Apply now

    Closing date: 06 Apr 2018

    Employer Name:


    Level of apprenticeship:

    • Advanced