Nuclear scientist and nuclear engineer degree apprenticeship ATKINS LIMITED

Atkins, operating under AtkinsRéalis is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design, engineering and project management expertise. With us, you’ll join a team that asks questions and dares to see things differently. Join our Apprenticeship Programme to be a part of the future of design and engineering.

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

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Closing date: 20 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £23,400.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday ( flexible timings).

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Degree
    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000217208

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Our apprenticeships are designed to give you an insight into a wide variety of areas of work and the chance to explore where your skills and interests lie. Through a combination of on-the-job learning and practical skills development, you’ll work on real projects from day one that offer scale and variety, collaborating with others and creating meaningful impact on the world around us. You’ll work towards your professional qualification; whichever path you take, your future starts here.  

You’ll also be supported by our leaders, technical specialists, your own dedicated mentor and our continuous learning and development framework. 

Not only will you gain valuable 'on the job' experience and work towards professional qualifications but you'll also earn a meaningful salary from day one. We’re proud to be paying Real Living Wage for our Level 6 Apprenticeships.  

You'll be making a sustainable difference in people's lives, shaping cities and transforming nuclear energy. And with the opportunity to work across Cities & Development, Nuclear & Power, you'll decide where you want your career to go. 

Here’s what your role as an apprentice will involve: 

  • Developing your skills in a wide range of exciting projects
  • Learning and using relevant design software 
  • Being involved in client meetings and assisting in building key client relationships  
  • You’ll get to understand and learn digital skills, to help us harness technology in new ways
  • Your mentors will support you as you study towards nationally recognised qualifications and accreditation
  • You’ll have dedicated time to spend at college or university to focus on your studies 

The training you will be getting

On completion, a Nuclear Scientist and Nuclear Engineer Degree Apprentice will be able to use the knowledge, skills and behaviours developed to enable systems and equipment to operate safely, efficiently and in an environmentally sustainable way, meeting the requirements set out by the employer and those of the Professional Body Institutions.

They will have a fundamental and core knowledge of engineering / science principles and practices and will be able to demonstrate discipline skills commensurate with their employed job role that typically will include design, plant performance enhancements, operational management, project management and maintenance of safety standards utilising analytical thinking to provide innovative solutions.   

They will also demonstrate good communication and team skills and the ability to communicate in a variety of forms to all levels within an organisation.

The apprenticeship will typically be between 3-5 years to provide a balanced and comprehensive approach for work based learning and academic achievement to meet the requirements of the occupation role.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The Science Council for Registered Scientist (RSci). Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship and upon receipt of the apprenticeship certificate, individuals are eligible to apply for RSci through a shortened application route. Individuals also need to be a member of a professional body that is licensed by the Science Council to be awarded this status. Further information is on the Science Council’s website.

On completion of the apprenticeship, the nuclear scientist and nuclear engineer will be eligible to apply for professional registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) through an appropriate Professional Engineering Institution regulated by the Engineering Council.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English, Maths and a Science subject (Grade 5 GCSE’s grade C or above) Essential

About the employer

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years’ design and engineering expertise. With us, you’ll join a team of people who ask questions, who dare to see things in a different way and want to build a better world. We’re driven to discovering new ways to answer the world’s biggest challenges, to help clients bring their projects to life and to make a real difference to people’s lives globally. We have over 50,000 employees in offices worldwide. Our work covers everything from transportation to defence, energy to infrastructure and we work with major global clients like UK Ministry of Defence and Heathrow Airport. With Atkins, you’ll be in great company.

Employer

ATKINS LIMITED

Address

Atkins Global

Rutherford House

Crow Park Way

CA24 3HY

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Training

Training provider

LAKES COLLEGE WEST CUMBRIA

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: 20 May 2024