Digital Technology Apprentice - Particle Physics Department

UK Research and Innovation
Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Campus, OX11 0QX
£15,551.00 annually
07 Mar 2019
23 Jun 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What you will do in your working day

You will be expected to:

Communicate and work with fellow team members on a daily basis.
Communicate with users, scientists, engineers and management to understand their requirements.
Take an active role in both technical and non-technical meetings.
Show initiative especially regarding learning new things.
Work independently at times and ask questions if unsure.
Take responsibility for ensuring your work does what is needed and meets the quality criteria specified.
Write documentation for technical and non-technical users.
Help deploy IT services to production and help provide support after release.
Use a variety of tools and technologies used by the team to manage and develop computer services and systems.
Present a topic to a small group of people and answer questions.
Participate in the wider department and STFC apprentice training programme

The training you will be getting

During the apprenticeship scheme you will be exposed to a variety of IT, gaining a broad range of skills and experiences to support you as you work towards a BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions Degree. Approximately 11% of training takes place in the QA learning centre classroom. 9% is done in the workplace, through online training, one to onemeetings with your QA Technical Skills Coach, or developing your portfolio. The remaining time will be spent on your workplace activity.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This could lead to a permanent position with great career prospects after the Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills


A Level or equivalent Any (Grade A minimum of two A levels at) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Computing (or similar subject) (Grade PASS) Essential

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