Contract, Apprenticeship
£15,442 a year

Manchester Met University are recruiting a Level 3 apprentice into the Makers team within Arts and Humanities. The Makers teams are part of the prestigious Manchester School of Art within the Faculty of Arts & Humanities and include such specialisms as; Print, Wood & Metal as well as Ceramics, Glass and Computer Aided Manufacturing. The Faculty is ambitious and forward-looking, its ambition supported by a bold and creative and estates strategy including two new build projects namely the School of Digital Arts and a New Arts and Humanities Building.

The right person

Why not earn while you learn? We are offering the opportunity for an enthusiastic and practically minded individual with good interpersonal skills to join our team of technical staff as an Apprentice Makers Technician. You will help to deliver technical services within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, specifically supporting the Makers area, which includes specialist areas such as wood workshops, metal workshops, printmaking, glass and ceramics facilities, amongst others. You will undertake a nationally recognised qualification whilst gaining important work experience and earning a wage at the same time. You will have a positive and flexible approach to your work.

You will be reliable and punctual as well as being motivated and willing to undertake all required training and allocated tasks. Having an ability to take direction and a desire to learn from constructive feedback. We are seeking an individual who has an interest in this area of specialism or a broader interest in the arts. You will have the ability to work alongside others and be capable of working in a team, whilst striving to deliver excellent customer service.

Our offer –

  • Competitive apprenticeship salary
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Positive and supportive working environment
  • Excellent staff training and development opportunities
  • The opportunity to work with our brilliant students

Welcome to Technical Services at Manchester Metropolitan, we have a talented workforce of 250 technicians within Technical Service who enable our researchers and under pin our students’ academic experience. Our technicians work with students and staff members in theatres, studios, workshops and laboratories, turning academic goals into practical realities. At Manchester Metropolitan we provide specialist technical support to staff and students working across a wide range of practical based programmes across a broad range of disciplines. Strongly student focused, the service makes a significant contribution to the student experience and the University’s learning and teaching, research and knowledge exchange agendas. The growing importance of practical elements of programmes and the University’s drive to deliver high-quality teaching and sector-leading research, places Technical Services at the heart of the University’s vision for the future.

Recognising our talented staff

In recent years recognition for the technical sector has been highlighted across the UK as an area of importance. In 2017 The Technician Commitment was created; this is a sector-wide initiative led by the Science Council supported by the Gatsby Foundation to help address key challenges facing technical staff working in Higher Education. Here at Manchester Metropolitan along with 75 other Universities we have signed the Technician Commitment pledge to support our technicians through increasing visibility & recognition, supporting career development and ensuring sustainable skills across the service. This is incredibly positive news for our technicians, recognising the essential role technicians play in enabling positive student outcomes.

For informal enquiries, please contact Natalie Kennerley (Technical Services Development Manager) on

about 1 month ago - source

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