RAL Space Computer Group Apprentice

Expiring today

Didcot, Oxfordshire
£15,769 per annum (rising incrementally to £21,091 per annum in the fourth year)
17 Jul 2019
17 Aug 2019
Start Date
24 months+

RAL Space Computer Group Apprentice



£15,769 per annum (rising incrementally to £21,091 per annum in the fourth year) 

Full time

Fixed term (4 years)

About Us

The Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. 

STFC is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world. We have large-scale scientific facilities in the UK and Europe used by thousands of scientists performing thousands of experiments every year. The facilities provide a range of research techniques to help scientists better understand our world and the universe!

About the role

Computing is essential to the science that STFC supports. We need a keen individual to support us in the development of new and existing IT services and systems. We are recruiting a Computing Apprentice to work at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in south Oxfordshire. You will be based within the RAL Space Department IT group with computing professionals.

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.

You will undertake placements that will develop your expertise in the following areas:

  • helpdesk
  • security
  • WEB
  • documentation
  • networking
  • server and service virtualisation
  • Windows services
  • other IT.

You will be supported to undertake paid degree-level training. In addition to this and “on the job” training, you will have the opportunity to subscribe to professional online tutorial sites, attend technical courses, undertake various soft skills training, and take part in our organisation-wide apprentice networking and training events where you will meet and get to know other apprentices, such as our electronics, mechanical and electrical engineering apprentices. You will also be assigned a mentor for the duration of the scheme.

About you

You will have or be expected to have a minimum of two A levels at grade A or above OR three A levels at grade C or above OR a BTEC Level 3 in Computing (or similar subject) or equivalent.

A/AS level (or equivalent) in a Computing or other scientific/technical discipline is desirable.

You will have good written communication skills as demonstrated in your CV and covering letter. You will also have the desire to develop personally and professionally.

Knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office products is essential.

You will also have sound knowledge of PC Hardware and peripherals.

What we offer

UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to apply please visit our job board at http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc250205_9611.aspx. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 25th August 2019

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