This Vacancy is for 2 positions.
About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for you to join the University of Oxford as an Apprentice Maintenance Engineer in the Direct Labour Organisation, a section within Estates Services.
The Mechanical team are responsible for reactive repairs and planned maintenance routines on mechanical systems and plant throughout the University estate – c 350 buildings. As an apprentice maintenance engineer you will learn how to undertake work on HVAC & refrigeration systems, boilers and controls by on site teaching from the DLO engineers and Mechanical Supervisor alongside training from Skills4Stem.
You will be part of a friendly, supportive and specialist team with a high level of customer focus, who take pride in the work they do.
The mechanical team are based in the DLO offices in South Parks Road and are required to carry out work across the University Estate – generally in Central Oxford. They also have a workshop at the Andrew Wiles building on the ROQ site.
About the apprenticeship
As part of this role, you will undertake an Apprenticeship with Skills4Stem where you will complete a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Building Services Engineering Service and Maintenance Engineering.
For this apprenticeship, you will work at the Estates Services, Direct Labour Organisation department in 1a South Parks Road. As part of your apprenticeship, you will be required to attend virtual classroom sessions with Skills4Stem and receive practical course delivery on site in Oxford over a 24 month period.
In total, it will take 3 years to complete all elements of the apprenticeship, with support from the Department, University, and Skills4Stem throughout.
Becoming an apprentice at the University of Oxford is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience and training. For more information, please visit https://www.apprenticeships.ox.ac.uk
You will be passionate about starting your career in mechanical repairs and maintenance and excited about the opportunity of becoming an apprentice at the University of Oxford. You may be starting your career or you may be looking for a career change.
To complete the level 3 apprenticeship you will need to evidence passes at 9-4 or A*-C in GCSE Maths and English. If you did not achieve these grades, do not let that put you off from applying as you can study Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship giving you the equivalent qualifications needed. These qualifications are completed over 7 days. To help check that you have the potential to achieve these, Skills4Stem will ask you to complete a short initial assessment during the application process.
There are also government residency requirements for Apprenticeship funding which the Training Provider will be able to advise on.
What we offer
Our apprentices are never on their own, you will benefit from a supportive environment working in collaboration with the rest of our committed team. You will also be supported by the central apprenticeship team and you will join our growing network of apprentices within the university. You will have the opportunity to become an apprenticeship ambassador for the University and region.
We will provide you with a welcoming and inclusive workplace, offering support and development opportunities that will enable you to progress and do your best work. We recognise diversity as our strength, vital for innovation and creativity, and we aspire to build a truly diverse community, which values and respects every individual’s unique contribution.
Over 80% of our apprentices continue with us in the role they have been trained for after their Apprenticeship and that is just the start of their career.
You will receive 38 days’ annual leave inclusive of Bank Holiday and fixed closure dates, discounted travel, an excellent contributory pension scheme, and student discount. You will also be part of the University’s annual apprenticeship awards.
Contact us and apply
If you would like further information or support in your application, please contact:
Karen Brading, firstname.lastname@example.org (for queries about the role)
- Louise Wright – Skills4Stem in Milton Keynes – email@example.com (for queries about the apprenticeship course)
The closing date for all applications is 12:00 noon on Friday 20 August 2021.
An assessment day to meet shortlisted candidates will be taking place on Friday 3 Sept 2021.
An assessment day will be taking place in our offices or a suitable venue depending on COVID-19 restrictions so if you have concerns about travel or accessibility please do not hesitate to contact us.