Technical Apprenticeships

Are you looking for an apprenticeship? Have you ever considered working at a university? You may be surprised to know that we employ apprentices at University of Bristol.

The University of Bristol has c.7000 members of staff, c.3,700 of which work in Professional Services roles. These staff provide the wide range of vital professional, administrative and other functions that support all aspects of the University - from technical services, finance, administration, and accommodation to grounds maintenance, IT and library services.

Technicians at the University of Bristol are vital in supporting the delivery of our excellent teaching and cutting-edge research. There are a wide variety of technical role types - teaching, facilities, stores, workshops, safety and specialist roles.

Our Technical Apprenticeships aim to provide individuals with the training opportunities and work experience to gain a broad range of technical skills. These roles are generally based in individual Faculties, for example:

  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Life Sciences
  • Health Sciences

Technical Apprentices are employed by departments full time, with around 20% of their time spent in training. Some additional training will be on the job, and depending upon the specific vacancy, some Technical Apprenticeships may involve a day release element for study with a training provider, e.g. a local college.

Details of any current technical apprenticeship vacancies will be available on the national apprenticeships website.

Find an apprenticeship

Browse or search for apprenticeship vacancies online

Interested in employing a Technical Apprentice in your area?

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What is it like to be an apprentice at the university?

To find out more about what it is like to be an apprentice at the University of Bristol, view the experiences of three of our apprentice technicians - Mictroy, Kelly and Willow - in these short videos.

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