Magnox Dungeness : Project Manager Apprenticeship (Level 6) Energus on behalf of Magnox Ltd

Magnox is an exciting place to be, and this role is the perfect opportunity to be part of our challenging mission to safely and successfully manage the UK’s civil nuclear legacy on behalf of the nation. This Project Manager apprenticeship involves the delivery of complex decommissioning projects within the fleet of Magnox sites.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary: 1st Year - £18,644 1st Year after 6 months - £20,385 2nd Year - £24,150 3rd Year - £25,383 4th Year - £27,807

  • Working week

    37 hours per week, Monday – Thursday (07:25-17:00)

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Hear from the Hiring Manager

"Magnox is an organisation which is responsible for sustainable decommissioning of the fleet of Magnox Stations and nuclear research facilities, and soon will also include decommissioning of Dounreay and the UK’s Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactors as these stations complete their operational and defueling lifecycles.

Magnox needs to increase, and continue to strengthen, its core project management capability to deliver this mission. This opportunity is for Project Management Apprentices who will be based at Dungeness and play a key role in the delivery of complex decommissioning projects within the fleet of Magnox sites. They are our leaders of tomorrow, and as such will display excellent teamworking and collaborative behaviours. 

Our projects range from dismantling or demolishing aging assets, to building new facilities, to the development of bespoke radiological waste retrieval and packaging systems. No project is the same. All our work is challenging, becoming more so as we endeavour to introduce more sustainable ways of working into project delivery. 

Due to the nature of the work, you’ll need to be flexible in terms of working at a Magnox site, particularly during execution. You may also work on projects based at sites other than your local site, giving you exposure to a diverse range of projects and stakeholders.

Based at our Dungeness site, the successful candidate will undertake a level 6 (integrated degree) apprenticeship in project management. The academic and theoretical knowledge learned from university and self-study will be put into practice on-the-job. This knowledge, blended with guidance, opportunities, and experience offered will allow you to form skills and behaviours (capabilities) at a professional level in Project Management.
On successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be eligible to become a full member of Association for Project Management (APM), the Chartered Body for the Project Profession.”

Key Duties/Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Take ownership of personal learning activities and maintain and present records to meet the requirements of the apprenticeship.
  • Be proactive in seeking opportunities which support personal development by identifying new tasks which may provide further learning opportunities to compliment the academic and technical elements of the apprenticeship programme.
  • Positively accept the guidance provided by workplace mentors and supervisors to develop competence to support the delivery of Company objectives and question as appropriate.
  • Be proactive in seeking out relevant knowledge regarding current and future developments within the Industry, Company, Programme or Site.
  • Effectively manage own portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that each element of the apprenticeship has been achieved to the required standard in readiness for the End Point Assessment.
  • Actively participate in all planned development activities to meet the skills and knowledge requirements of the apprenticeship.
  • Promptly report and raise any concerns or issues that may affect the successful completion of the assigned apprenticeship programme.
  • Comply with all Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality policies, procedures, work instructions and risk assessments and supports the continuous improvement of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality on Site.
  • Take ownership of agreed actions relating to technical and personal development to continuously improve performance to meet the requirements of the apprenticeship.
  • As a customer-focused individual, the post holder will be expected to support delivery within his or her range of skills, knowledge, experience and competence.

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

Dungeness A Site, Romney Marsh, Kent. TN29 9PP

Vacancy code: DNA PM2023

Applicants must be aged 18 or over by 04.09.23 due to health and safety reasons and duty of care, in line with the working time directive.

Apprentice Project Manager

Apprenticeship Standard Reference: ST0411 – Level 6 (integrated degree)

  • University of Cumbria
  • Length of training – 4 years
  • Training will be delivered online


Apprentices will achieve either a BA or BSc Honours degree in Project Management. Apprentices are required to achieve an International Project Management Association (IPMA) Level D qualification or equivalent, prior to taking the end point assessment.


For more details on the Level 6 Project Management Apprenticeship Standard visit Project manager (integrated degree) / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Future Career Path

Graduates will develop toward Assistant Project Manager roles. Longer-term career paths include progression to Project Manager, Senior Project Manager and beyond.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 A levels (A*-C), or equivalent (Grade a minimum of 96 UCAS required) Essential

Things to consider

There is a requirement to live within a commutable distance to the sites where the role is based. Due to the remote location of the sites, public transport availability is limited.

About the employer

Magnox is an exciting place to be, and this role is the perfect opportunity for you to be part of our challenging mission - to safely and successfully manage the UK’s civil nuclear legacy on behalf of the nation. To deliver our commitment, we need people like you who want to perform at an industry leading standard and be part of a team that continues to develop, innovate and even exceed our greatest achievements. We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. We are happy to talk flexible working where possible upon completion of the apprenticeship.


Energus on behalf of Magnox Ltd


Dungeness A Power Station


TN29 9PP

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Project manager (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

Application Information To apply for this role, please complete the application form on the Energus website. *Magnox apprenticeship vacancies are advertised by site and discipline, to ensure you are considered for the role which is of most interest to you, please only submit one application. You are able to express interest in other vacancies on your application form* Applications close on Friday 31st March 2023 Assessment centre days will take place throughout April/May/June 2023

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Mar 2023