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Are you a practical person who enjoys getting hands-on experience designing and developing processes or operating equipment? Are you a born problem-solver who enjoys working in a team? Queen’s University Belfast is seeking to recruit a number of talented and highly motivated apprentices to join a newly established Technician Apprenticeship Scheme.

Our Technician Apprenticeship Scheme will develop the next generation of technicians who will work in our world-class research centres, laboratories, and workshops, supporting the research and teaching we deliver. This hands-on experience will be combined with study towards a Level 3 industry recognised qualification with our training provider (course details are to be confirmed), to help you build a wide range of skills to support your future career.

At Queen’s, our technicians provide technical advice and assistance to our staff and students in a world-class university. This an opportunity for you to build your career and make a difference.

We plan to recruit into the following areas:

  • School of Biological Sciences (1)
  • School of Medicine (1)
  • School of Pharmacy (1)
  • Medical Simulation Centre (InterSim) (1)
  • School of Maths and Physics (1)
  • School of Natural and Built Environment (2)
  • School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering (2)
  • School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (1)


As an apprentice Technician at Queen’s, you will:


To join us, you’ll need to have 5 GCSEs graded A*-C (9-4), including Maths and English , and/or NVQ level 2 in a relevant subject (or equivalent) as well as:


  • Experience working as part of a team
  • Experience organising or taking part in an event or project
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Basic knowledge of relevant systems, equipment, and processes
  • Basic knowledge of regulations and procedures including Health and Safety requirements
  • Communication and interpersonal skills


Applications close 1pm on Friday 24 February 2023