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Our apprenticeships

We give bright young people with a passion for IT, science, engineering, marketing or business the chance to earn and learn

The place for you

Every day we are working towards making new discoveries that will shape every aspect of our daily lives. If you want to work alongside world-leading experts in an organisation that helps to save lives, protect the environment and enhance the quality of life in the UK, then NPL is the place for you.

No two days are the same... every day we are working towards making new discoveries that will impact on every aspect of our daily lives. It's about challenging complexity and bringing clarity, and building relationships that make a difference.

Current vacancies

Junior science apprenticeship

IT solutions technician apprenticeship

Engineering Apprenticeship

Confidence in the workplace

We seek to nurture and respect our people, supporting each other to grow, succeed and enjoy work. We help our apprentices to be confident in the workplace from day one. You receive training on effective communication, time management and how to work as part of a team. Many of our apprentices have gone on to permanent roles with us or secured part-funding towards a degree.

Being an apprentice at NPL has completely changed my life. Since coming to NPL I’ve really had that push to work which I didn’t have at college.

Ciaran Geraghty - NPL Engineering Apprentice

Working as an apprentice is rewarding, challenging and diverse. One of things I love most about my job is the responsibility we are given. Monday to Thursday we are in a lab and are expected to carry out experiments that people have spent time training us on.

Christine Thorogood - NPL Junior Science Apprentice

Earn and learn

If you are a school leaver and have just completed either your GCSEs and/or A Levels, have a passion for IT, science, engineering, marketing or business, we have an apprenticeship to suit you. You will continue learning and get paid at the same time, and will develop your skills with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.

Download our brochure now

Our apprentice scheme starts in September each year. Please review our careers site for vacancies, and register your interest in order to receive alerts when apprentice vacancies become available.

Current vacancies

Science, measurement, engineering apprenticeships

Are you ready to make an impact?

Push the boundaries of your education and skills, and make a difference to the biggest challenges facing the UK and beyond.