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Nuclear Engineer (Mechanical) Degree Apprentice NUVIA LIMITED

This Apprenticeship Programme teaches the common elements of engineering (including the application of Maths and Science to solve engineering problems, and understanding the principles of nuclear technology), whilst the ‘on the job’ aspect, provides the practical experience of live projects, which help to shape your career and development.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary will increase each year, for the duration of the apprenticeship, subject to satisfactory completion of the year.

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday, 08:30 to 17:00, Friday, 08:30 to 15:45

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • The first year of the Programme will see you working alongside our Consultancy Engineering team, with opportunities to work with our other nuclear specialist teams
  • The Programme will enable shadowing of experts which will embed the theoretical engineering knowledge for those with an inquisitive mind and desire to learn something new.You will be involved with Engineering Design, Calculations and Stress Analysis
  • We’d love openness to the idea of travel, whether that be in the UK or internationally - when these opportunities arise, they can provide invaluable experience and networks for the future.
  • Our Nuclear Degree Apprenticeship programme is aimed at people who have a passion for learning, the motivation to achieve and can rise to different challenges. If you possess the behaviours for success, we can give you the skills and knowledge to reach new heights

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

  • This Apprenticeship Programme incorporates the Level 6 Nuclear Scientist and Nuclear Engineer Standard, which incorporates a BEng (Bachelor of Engineering) degree
  • The provider of the training will be Wigan and Leigh college, and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) award the degree qualification
  • College attendance will be 1 day per week
  • The IET accredit this Apprenticeship Standard

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • On completion of the apprenticeship, you’ll be able to apply for professional registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) through an appropriate Professional Engineering Institution
  • The Apprenticeship Programme will enable you to specialise in an area of interest eg. Engineering, FEA Analysis, Transport (within the Nuclear Consulting Team) 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English & Science (Grade A*-C’s or 5-9) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 subjects including maths/sciences (Grade A*-C) Essential

Things to consider

It is vital that your enthusiasm and proactive organisation skills shine through, as you’ll be encouraged to share your passions with future generations, by becoming a STEM Ambassador and an active member of the Young Generation Network (YGN).

About the employer

As a subsidiary of, VINCI Construction, NUVIA Group are an international organisation that operate across many highly regulated sectors, including Nuclear. We have the opportunities, innovation, and support, that is synonymous with such a global giant. Using our joint expertise, we collaborate with diverse clients and nuclear sites and get involved with multiple projects across the UK and overseas. We are a performance-driven organisation, committed to the development of our people within a culture of safety, innovation, and excellence.




Chadwick House Birchwood Park Risley




Graeme Thomason

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Nuclear scientist and nuclear engineer (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

When you click on the link, you will be requested to create an account. You will then be required to complete a short application form and submit a CV & covering letter.

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

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023