L3 Apprentice Electrical Design Engineer AQUILA NUCLEAR ENGINEERING LIMITED

The Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA) is supporting Aquila Nuclear Engineering to recruit a Level 3 Apprentice engineering "electrical" design and draughtsperson to join their team and develop within the organisation. You will also study towards a technical certificate (depending on your prior attainments).

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Closing date: 14 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 8am - 4pm Friday 8am-3pm (1st year at SETA) From 2nd year onwards 37 hours per week at employer.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

First year apprentices are seconded to SETA, once in the business at Aquila’s main office they will have the opportunity to work in various departments within the business, including the workshop.

Development is achieved by virtue of on the job training, mandatory training and formal relevant training/courses.

Our engineers will be trained to:

  • Understand and dissect Client’s specifications
  • Develop innovative solutions to fulfil our client’s specification
  • Design & operate highly complex pieces of kit
  • Produce technical drawings and documents
  • Attend & support design reviews
  • Liaise with customers & clients
  • Assist with the full design life cycle of projects

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Apprentices will undertake a Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard programme. This will include a full-time period of practical workshop based ‘off-the-job’ training at SETA’s Apprenticeship Centre in Southampton.

You will also begin a technical certificate (depending on your prior attainments) where you will be required to attend SETA one day a week over two academic years. After your initial training at SETA, you will be with your employer working on developing your skills for your End Point Assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Assistant engineer onto Engineer onto Senior Engineer
  • Technical & managerial routes available

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

Travel to and from SETA in Southampton for the off the job training and travel to the workplace in Twyford, Hampshire

About the employer

We deliver projects across a range of domestic and international nuclear market sectors. Projects typically start from the design concept stage right through to manufacturing, testing, installation and commissioning. Our vision is to be the company of choice, delivering mission critical nuclear engineering solutions in Europe, the Commonwealth and Pacific Rim. We combine proven management expertise with technical and process innovation to solve nuclear engineering challenges.




Unit 17 Hazeley Enterprise Park

Hazeley Road


SO21 1QA

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Training provider



Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA)



Apprenticeship standard

Engineering design and draughtsperson

Level 3 (A level)

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