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Pipe Fitter Apprentice - HPC CAVENDISH NUCLEAR LIMITED

This is a fully supported role, offering an opportunity for candidates to learn and work in the field of pipe fitting operations. This will involve a hands on and classroom approach to learning for the development of the necessary skill set required to become a Certified Construction Pipefitter.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 20 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,802.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001809561

  • Positions

    8 available

This role will involve working with different materials such as carbon, stainless and duplex steels in the development of piping spools to tight tolerances.

This apprenticeship is in accordance with national standards and fully recognised by industry.

The expected start date for this role is SEPTEMBER 2022. As part of a 36-42 month structured apprenticeship programme during your first year you will attend college on a full time basis.

The delivery model may be residential or day attendance. This will be confirmed well in advance of your start date.

Residential costs would be covered by the company. You will be trained in aspects of the specific discipline and other surrounding areas such as health and safety, statutory requirements, minimising risks on site, permits-to-work, accident and first aid, and manual handling techniques. You will also undergo training in relation to working in potentially hazardous environments.

From the 2nd to the final year of your apprenticeship, you will gain further experience in the processes and techniques, although this time it will be in the setting of an engineering construction site.

Main Duties In your role as a Pipefitter Apprentice you will:

  • Engage with a structured learning and development plan
  • Maintain a portal based personal learning portfolio
  • Work towards attainment of Engineering Technician (Eng. Tech) status
  • Comply with the relevant health, safety and environmental requirements
  • Profile and shape pipes and components using hand held power tools mechanical cutting machines and associated tooling
  • Prepare and fit piping systems according to engineering drawings and specifications
  • Prepare, assemble and connect piping sytems, including bolted clamps, flanges and threaded pipes
  • Work as part of a team with pipe welders and other associated trades
  • Undergo specific training according to nuclear industry requirements
  • Display values and behaviours meeting the expectations of Cavendish Nuclear Ltd

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

An appreciation of general engineering, however no expert knowledge is required.

Personal qualities

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for developing a career in hands-on engineering environment
  • Demonstrate the qualities of a team player

Desired qualifications

At least five GCSEs with grades 3(E) and above including Maths and English (or equivalent Level 2 English & Maths).

Future prospects

Will be developed to become a Certified Construction Pipefitter working on HPC.

Things to consider

Candidates to attend an assessment day at Bridgwater & Taunton College. As part of a 36-42 month structured apprenticeship programme during your first year you will attend college on a full time basis. The delivery model may be residential or day attendance. This will be confirmed well in advance of your start date. Residential costs would be covered by the company.


About the employer

We are Cavendish Nuclear, a wholly owned subsidiary of Babcock International Group and the UK’s leading nuclear services company. With a highly skilled workforce we are located at offices and sites in the UK as well as internationally.

Our people innovate to make nuclear safer, faster, at lower cost and deliver across all aspects of the nuclear energy life cycle, from design and build, through operations and maintenance, to decommissioning, waste management and remediation.

A career with us is hugely rewarding and exciting; one that stretches and challenges individuals to be the best they can be. When you join Cavendish Nuclear, you will have opportunities to work on projects that will have an impact on the future. At Cavendish Nuclear we put people first. Work with us and you’ll discover that our focus on people is unique.

Employer

CAVENDISH NUCLEAR LIMITED

Address

Cavendish Nuclear Limited

Hinkley Point C Power Station

Bridgwater

TA5 1TP

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Training

Training provider

Bridgwater & Taunton College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bridgwater & Taunton College

Contact

Bernadine Chipasula bernadine.chipasula@cavendishnuclear.com

Candidates will be required to attain a Level 3 Diploma in Installing Engineering Construction Plant and Systems (RQF) – Pipefitting

  • Level 3 Pipe Fitter - Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (exemptions apply)

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering construction pipefitter

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 20 May 2022