Electrical Maintenance Apprentice - Level 3 Advanced AWE PLC

During your first two years, apprentices train in our Academy environment, this is where you learn all about electrical theory, cabling and wiring infrastructure. You will then go on to individually produce around 20 small projects, where you will be involved in designing, installing, repairing and maintaining electrical systems.

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

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £16,000.00

    Salary increases annually.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 07:40 - 16:35 Alternate Fridays, 07:40 - 16:20 At AWE we work a 9-day fortnight allowing all employees every-other Friday off.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000215329

  • Positions

    15 available

What you will do in your working day

During your first two years, you will train in our Skills Academy, as well as attend day release at college. This is where you learn all about electrical theory, cabling and wiring infrastructure. You will then go on to individually produce around 40 small projects, where you will be involved in designing, installing, repairing, and maintaining electrical systems. Electrical apprentices are typically trained to an advanced level, and this is a three-year scheme. 

After 18 months you'll leave the Academy to join the qualified trades people on site where you will receive on the job training. Typically, this will involve six separate three-month placements, which will broaden your electrical knowledge and expose you to the full spectrum of our plant and facilities.

These placements can include:

  • Facility engineering
  • Electrical utilities
  • Design compliance
  • Lightning protection systems

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Science Technician Maintenance Apprenticeship Standard
  • The first 2 years of training will take place on-site at our skills academy whilst attending a local college on day release

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • At AWE we offer a guaranteed role for when you've finished your apprenticeship
  • Our apprentices have gone onto support our business in a variety of roles

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Health & Safety Aware

Qualifications

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

About the employer

For nearly 71 years, AWE has been at the forefront of nuclear weapons research and development. We have a critical mission: to provide the warheads for the UK’s ultimate deterrent – Trident. We also use our unique skills to provide wider UK government with counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction solutions. Our role in nuclear defence and what we do to support the UK’s nuclear deterrent, is vital in defending our country from the most extreme threats and to keeping the peace.

Employer

AWE PLC

Address

Atomic Weapons Establishment

Aldermaston

Reading

RG7 4PR

Contact

earlycareers@awe.co.uk

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Training

Training provider

AWE PLC

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

Science industry maintenance technician

Level 3 (A level)

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