Young visitors open to life as an Apprentice at Harwell Campus

Over 70 young people attended the Apprentices Open Day at the Harwell Research Campus now and to find out about career opportunities as an engineering apprentice working on jobs including building particle accelerators.

The visitors were also able to try their hands at a range of activities that could be undertaken within four years paid training in mechanical, electronic, electric and software engineering.

Learn more about the STFC apprentice scheme.

Director of STFC’s RAL Space Dr Chris Mutlow said ‘The chances that the STFC trainee scheme can offer are many. For example here at RAL Space we have a long and proud history of successfully supporting the trainees to give them the best start in their own careers in Space Engineering. We’ve trainees in our Space evaluation facility who take part in testing instrumentation that goes in to space and will contribute to exceptionally important space missions – we are offering wonderful chances to be part of excellent teams involved in cutting edge work’.

In RAL Space each individual that works in the world leading Precision Development Facility and has come through has been a RAL apprentice. The Facility Supervisor Mat Beardsley himself started off as an apprentice at STFC.

The apprentices also get the chance to to undertake short term international placements in addition to working at the Harwell campus,. This summer 11 of the STFC apprentices will work at other major international laboratories including CERN, the dwelling of the Large Hadron Collider; the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) and the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL).