Apprentice Installation And Maintenance Electrician



The UCL Estates Operations team manages a property portfolio of over 645,000m2 of diverse real estate on behalf of UCL, supporting over 48,000 students and nearly 15,000 staff. Managing an in house UCL workforce of 250 staff and a contractor workforce of over 1,000, the primary function of the division is to provide all Facilities Management services, including cleaning, security and maintenance.

Main purpose of the Apprenticeship

To learn, develop and utilise the skills necessary to install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial including laboratories and workshop environments. Electricians might work in both indoor and outdoor settings. Electrical equipment and systems may include switchboards, motors, cables, fuses, thermal relays, fault current protection switches, heating, lighting, air conditioning and metering equipment as well as crime and fire alarm systems and renewable energy technologies. To develop the skills to work effectively without supervision.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Comply with and utilise UCL’s ‘Permit to Work and Safe Operating Procedures’. 
  • Carry out a range of associated but non-trade specific tasks as required by the Supervisor.
  • Driving/delivering, attending/assisting fire drills etc. 
  • Embrace and actively promote UCL Estates’ Service Objectives, Values and Vision.

Other Duties

  • Comply with UCL’s policies at all times and ensure that duties are carried out in accordance with relevant divisional and UCL policies and procedures.
  • Promote and demonstrate a personal commitment to UCL’s Ways of Working.
  • Maintain an awareness and observation of Fire, Health and Safety Regulations and actively contribute to embedding a safety culture across UCL Estates.
  • Adopt and promote awareness of UCL’s Environmental Sustainability Policy and other initiatives.
  • Carry out other duties within the scope, spirit and general purpose of the post.

As duties and responsibilities change, this job description will be reviewed and revised in consultation with the post-holder.


Qualifications, experience and knowledge:

  • A good general education with sound literacy and numeracy skills incl. English and Maths (GCSE grades 4 to 9 or Functionals Skills Level 2)
  • Previous experience  contributing as part of a team.


  • Employer: UCL (University College London)
  • Salary: £25380 a year
  • Working Week: TBC
  • Total Hours Per Week: 36.5
  • Location: Camden, London
  • Apprenticeship Duration: 48 Months
  • Possible Start Date: 29/10/2023
  • Date Posted: 29/09/2023
  • Positions: 1 available

 Published on 29-10-2023
 Deadline NA