Electrical Engineering Apprentice
Reference No: 30040
The University of Liverpool
L69 7ZP

About this opportunity

Working at the University of Liverpool you will be an active participant in the maintenance and installation of electrical equipment. You will work in a wide range of buildings from very old Victorian buildings to housing and brand new buildings.

A normal day would include:
• Reporting to the electrical supervisor
• Working alongside existing crafts persons on the maintenance and repair of electrical systems on the Liverpool campus and off-site locations - this may be lighting systems or electrical equipment such as motors, pumps and ventilation fans
• Assisting the team for emergency repairs as necessary
• Assisting in small installation works
• Working with the computer controlled Building Management System (BMS)
• Fire alarm and emergency light testing

The University of Liverpool comprises three faculties organised into 35 departments and schools employing over 6000 staff. The University of Liverpool is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide according to academic ranking of world universities.

What you could go onto do:
On successfully completing your apprenticeship you will have access to internally advertised opportunities at the University of Liverpool. This apprenticeship offers progression onto level 3 after completion of your level 2.

How you will be supported:
Full training and support will be provided by expert training and assessment staff for example The Growth Company.

What will happen next:
New applicants who meet the basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted by The Growth Company to discuss the vacancy. This will be by phone. You will then have the opportunity to find out:
• More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
• Any training you need to complete
• What the next steps will be

How you could get there:
If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on www.merseytravel.gov.uk/ to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

What you should have to apply

Minimum of 3 GCSEs at Grade C/4 and above in English, maths and ICT

Personal Qualities

Good interpersonal skills
Ability to work as part of a team
Ability to prioritise work and work to deadlines
Good attention to detail and high level of accuracy
Ability to interact with individuals at all levels in the university


Liverpool University are looking for an ambitious person who is able to develop within the role, be motivated to qualify and progress to achieve the best and be a reliable and dependable electrician.
•You must have manual dexterity and be able work on your own initiative, and as part of a team
•You must be punctual and hard working
•Must be able to take work instructions and carry out tasks to a high standard
•Have good communication skills, be willing and able to work as part of the team with a flexible and willing attitude

The Estates Department now has a “Systems Approach to managing operations and standards”, using the adopted guiding principles:

Clean information through the system
Operate first-in first-out priority system unless health and safety risk prevents
Do one job at a time
Take a job as far as possible
Pull in support
Measure what matters to the customer
Only do value work
Make decisions based on fact and not assumptions
The applicant must be able to work to the above principles.