Tristan Canfer
01 May 2020



After completing his apprenticeship, Tristan now works as an Electronics Technician and designs the equipment needed to monitor the proton beam in the synchrotron.




​What do you do at ISIS?

As an Electronics Technician I design, build and fix electronic equipment. I'm part of the Diagnostics Group, which is responsible for the equipment that monitors the proton beam in the synchrotron so that the crew in the Main Control Room can see what it's up to.

​What route did you take to get to where you are now?

I did an Electronic Engineering Apprenticeship on site, which let me work and learn in lots of different teams across ISIS.

What key attributes do you need for your job?

Thoroughness, a focus on details and a willingness to learn.

​What do you like most about your job?

The constant variety - every project is a fresh new challenge, so I'll never get bored!

​What has been your greatest achievement in your role so far?

So far, what I'm proudest of is the set of skills I gathered through my apprenticeship. They have allowed me to make my own small contributions towards the huge, complex effort of running and improving ISIS.​

Contact: de Laune, Rosie (STFC,RAL,ISIS)