Cybernetics Technician Apprentice (Level 4) - Apprenticeship Scheme 2024 United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to make a difference? Join our team and contribute to the future of fusion energy. As a Cybernetics Technician Apprentice, you will play a pivotal role in supporting RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments) projects.

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

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Closing date: 19 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Annual pay increase

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 08:15 - 16:30

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    21 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Testing and commissioning of control equipment and software for remote handling systems
  • Maintenance of existing equipment
  • Supporting with fault finding, resolution
  • Recording of testing, commissioning and maintenance performed

This role involves working with UKAEA/RACE engineers and technicians to complete assigned taskings. Assisting and performing testing, commissioning, installation, and maintenance tasks on remote handling systems. You will work with UKAEA-RACE engineers in projects to maintain, design, operate and repair control systems. You will assist with and perform installation and maintenance tasks to ensure the effective operation of various control equipment.  

The training you will be getting

  • Complete national academic qualification as defined by the apprenticeship training standard:  Automation and controls engineering technician/Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education
  • Attend designated training provider, develop and attain a good knowledge of procurement skills
  • Represent the UKAEA Organisation and attend external outreach and careers events
  • Block release

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There is potential for a full time position being made available for the right candidate. The organisation often supports further training and the role can be a gateway to further career opportunities in more senior positions.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English + 3 Others (Grade 4-9) Essential

About the employer

Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and Stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. We are placing the UK at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, by working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.


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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

Automation and controls engineering technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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

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

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Closing date: 19 Apr 2024