Meet our Apprentices
12 Mar 2018



Each year the Scientific Computing Department employs a number of apprentices who will receive 'on-the-job'  training to develop their careers.

Apprentices working at computer.



We would like to introduce you to some of the very talented computing apprentices who are working with us:​

Matthew Richards Machine Room_crop.jpgMatthew Richards

"Currently, I'm fixing software problems on our batch farm - a collection of servers that process automated jobs - where the processing power of the farm is used by various scientific experiments worldwide. My work means the jobs can run efficiently, and with minimal disruption."

Jack HaydockJack Haydock_crop.jpg

"I'm working on maintaining and upgrading the Scientific Computing Cloud, which provides virtual machines for developers to use for a wide variety of purposes."

Aidan McComb.pngAidan McComb

"My current job is to research new ways of optimising disk error management for the echo cluster at SCD, which stores scientific data for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN."

Aidan is currently on secondment to SCD from the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source.​

George GaleGeorge Gale_crop.jpg

“I've just started working with the IBEX team as a part of the ISIS instrument control group. While I'm here I'll be tackling issues related to code that controls the instruments and the interfaces that report the data back to the scientists that use them."

George is currently on secondment to the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source from SCD.

Contact: O'Sullivan, Marion (STFC,RAL,SC)