V01974 - Nuclear Engineering Apprenticeship BAE SYSTEMS PLC

On the Nuclear Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Scheme at BAE Systems Submarines, you will be part of a team working on some of the biggest and most aspiring nuclear engineering projects in the world.

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

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    We offer a competitive salary with annual increases throughout the apprenticeship and a range of employee benefits including, free higher education as well as access to the Company pension and Share Incentive plan.

  • Working week

    Details tbc.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    30 available

What you will do in your working day

The nuclear degree apprenticeship is a truly cross-functional scheme working across multiple and varied nuclear areas at Barrow.

The nuclear scheme offers a mix of office, production and submarines based placements, which daily allow you to be involved with the many mechanical engineering activities required within the nuclear build and manufacturing environment.

These diverse placements enable you to develop and use project management skills, as you support the safe construction and delivery of another quality nuclear capability.

In the first three years of the nuclear scheme you will have the opportunity to undertake several nuclear development placements in Dreadnought and Astute Reactor Operations, the Nuclear Primary Build Organization, Test & Commissioning and Nuclear Safety and Regulation. In the final two years of the scheme you will be working full time within one of the many nuclear roles building your skills, knowledge and competence to become a future Nuclear Engineer.


The training you will be getting

  • Nuclear science and nuclear engineering Level 6 
  • Throughout the duration of your apprenticeship you will also be studying part-time towards completion of a fully funded Level 6 Nuclear Engineer & Scientist degree. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Around 95% of apprentices choose to stay on with us. And as a global business there are a world of opportunities – whether you decide to stay in the UK, or explore an overseas role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs inc Maths, Science, English & Technology (Grade A*-C or 9-4 (or equivalent)) Essential
Other 1 STEM based subject or BTEC Extended Diploma (Grade C or above) Essential
Other 96 (Grade UCAS Tariff points) Essential

About the employer

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 93,000 people in around 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.




BAE Systems

1st Floor, Main Shipyard Offices


LA14 1AF


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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Nuclear scientist and nuclear engineer (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Feb 2024