Apprentice using machinery

Our apprenticeship is a four-year programme designed to train the future technicians who go on to work in our world-class workshops and laboratories, contributing to the research and teaching that we do.

Our technician apprentices specialise in either Mechanical or Electronic and Mechatronic Engineering and combine their studies with on-the-job training across a range of our busy workshops. As well as earning a competitive salary, you will build a wide range of technical skills and gain formal qualifications that will help you in your future career.

Read more about the apprenticeship structure.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with an interest in engineering. You will need (or expect to gain) grade 9 – 6 (A*-B) at GCSE in Maths and Science and grade 9 - 4 (A*-C) in English. No prior work experience is required.

What do technicians get involved in at Imperial College London?

Hear from some of our current technicians:

Our main activity is research. We have a wide variety of subjects and types of research happening all over the College - all of which rely on quality technicans for their success.

To find out more about what we do, why not read more about our research or find out a little bit more about our departments:

Read more here about what some of our technician apprentices do at the end of the programme.

How do I apply?

Applications for our Technician Apprenticeship Scheme 2019 have now closed.

We will be recruiting again in March 2020. If you have any questions about the scheme in the meantime, please contact Ailish Harikae