Multi-skilled Technician Apprentice

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£16,619 - £17,048 per annum
12 Oct 2018
07 Nov 2018
Contract Type

Multi-skilled Technician Apprentice

Starting Salary £16,619 - £17,048 per annum

Band Salary £16,619 - £18,333 per annum

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is seeking an Apprentice to become key members of our Estates and Facilities team. To assist, under guidance, in the mechanical and electrical duties (building management systems, natural and laboratory gas systems, reverse osmosis deionised water systems, steam boilers, ground source heat pumps (GSHP) complex automated lighting systems, heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), humidification and dehumidification plant etc that ensure the Cambridge Regions services, facilities and plant are maintained to meet the scientific requirements.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a world-class Laboratory, comprising of research staff, students and visiting scientists as well as technical support.

You will learn a wide variety of skills through coaching and mentoring by our highly skilled team of engineers who you will work alongside and through day release to Cambridge Regional College. The Apprenticeship program will provide an opportunity to gain industry recognised qualifications.

You will be highly motivated with the ability to develop a high level of technical experience, knowledge and skills. It is essential that you demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team and have the ability to use initiative. You will have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s grade 4-9 or equivalent, including Maths, English and Science or a technical-based subject. You will need to be computer literate and should ideally have some engineering experience.

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is one of the birthplaces of molecular biology and excels at deciphering the molecular mechanisms of life The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is a research institute within UK Research and Innovation. UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, more information can be found at

Working for the UKRI MRC provides a whole host of benefits including a defined benefit pension scheme, excellent holiday entitlement and Benenden Healthcare membership.  You will also have access to employee shopping/travel discounts, on site sport and social facilities, as well as salary sacrifice cycle to work schemes and childcare vouchers.

Closing date: 7 November 2018

Final appointments will be subject to a pre-employment screening.

The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer who participates in the Disability Confident scheme