NRS - Level 3 Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician apprenticeship (Electrical) - Dungeness Energus on behalf of NRS

Do you want to build YOUR career in a growing industry with hundreds of opportunities in the UK and across the world? Do you want to work for a company who will support, challenge and give you the experience you need to gain recognised qualifications? Do you want to help to ensure the UK’s nuclear legacy is dealt with in a safe and sustainable way?

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

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Yearly performance based increments throughout your apprenticeship.

  • Working week

    37 hour working week – over 4 or 5 days depending on your site location - to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    19 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As a Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician (MOET), you will work on various types of plant and equipment commonly found throughout the Engineering Industry sectors.

Key duties/responsibilities:

  • Electrical/Instrument/Mechanical routine maintenance of conventional/radiological plant/systems
  • Breakdown/fault finding and repair of all plant and systems
    Supporting waste operations routine maintenance outages
  • Build/commission and test of new installations
  • Calibrations of fixed and portable instruments (conventional and radiological)
  • Supporting existing maintenance technicians during daily work packages
  • Position, assemble, install and dismantle mechanical plant and equipment, which will include pumps, valves, gearboxes, pipework, to agreed specifications
  • Carry out planned, unplanned and preventative maintenance procedures on mechanical plant and equipment
  • Replace, repair and/or remove components in mechanical plant and equipment and ensure its return to operational condition
  • Diagnose and determine the cause of faults in mechanical plant and equipment

The training you will be getting

  • Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician (MOET)
  • Apprentice Maintenance Technician Mechanical – Level 3 
  • Mechanical: Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician
  • Apprenticeship standard reference: ST0154 – Level
  • For more details on the Level 3 Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard visit
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Future Career Path:

Team Leader

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including Maths, Science & English (Grade 9 to 3 (A* to D) range) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Level 2 Apprenticeship (Grade Pass) Desired

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

About Energus and the NDA Energus is a training and conference facility based in West Cumbria. We facilitate award winning Graduate and Apprenticeship Programmes nationally on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and the wider nuclear industry. Energus have over 10 years’ experience managing Graduate and Apprenticeship Programmes across the UK. We address skills shortages across the nuclear industry and ensure a continuous pipeline of talent into the industry. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is a non-departmental public body created through the Energy Act 2004.  We’re charged with the mission to clean up the UK’s earliest nuclear sites safely, securely and cost-effectively. Doing this with care for our people, communities and the environment is at the heart of our work. We’re committed to overcoming the challenges of nuclear clean-up and decommissioning, leaving our 17 sites safe and ready for their next use. We deliver our mission through our site license companies and subsidiaries. NDA’s role is to support our sites, businesses and employee’s, optimising delivery by providing group leadership, focus and governance.


Energus on behalf of NRS


Dungeness A Power Station


TN29 9PP

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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

Maintenance and operations engineering 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

To apply for this role, please complete the application form on the Energus website. *NRS 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 Thursday 29th February 2024. Interviews and assessment centre days will take place throughout March 2024

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Feb 2024