Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Craftsperson Apprenticeship Babcock International

Looking for a career where innovation meets hands-on expertise? With our 4-year Electrical, Control, and Instrumentation (EC&I) Craftsperson Apprenticeship programme, you’ll immerse yourself in a world that blends technical mastery with creative problem solving.

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

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Working hours TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Here at Sellafield in Cumbria, we’re building a clean and safe environment for future generations. Our talented and dedicated EC&I teams play a crucial role in helping us to achieve this mission. Responsible for the maintenance and repair of key operational instruments, our EC&I Craftspersons sit across two teams:

  • Monitor Round Team: Maintaining all the instruments within the Sellafield plant, this team ensure operational efficiency. Where necessary they carry out first-line repairs or send the equipment to the Workshop Team for further attention.
  • Workshop Team: Working on equipment sent to them by the Monitor Round Team, this team carry out second-line maintenance and repairs on essential Sellafield equipment and work with brand new instrumentation that hasn’t been commissioned yet.

As an EC&I Craftsperson Apprentice, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside both teams, learning from their expertise, and gaining the hands-on experience you need to become a fully qualified EC&I Craftsperson by the end of year 4.

The training you will be getting

You’ll receive both practical and theoretical training in addition to the on-site training you receive at Sellafield. 

At Lakes College, you’ll work towards a Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician (MOET) Apprenticeship Standard, ensuring you have the qualifications, skills and experience you need for a successful career in the nuclear sector.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you will move into a substantive position within the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Interest in subject matter


GCSE or equivalent 5 Inclu Maths, English, Science, technical subject (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Many of our early careers roles are subject to Security Clearance and Trade Control restrictions which mean that your place of birth, nationality, citizenship, or residency you hold may impact which roles you are eligible for. You must be able to achieve BPSS (Baseline security) and many of them require you to be eligible for Security Clearance.

About the employer

Babcock is an international defence company operating in our focus countries of the UK, Australasia, Canada, France and South Africa, with exports to additional markets with potential to become focus countries. We meet our customers’ key requirements of affordability, availability, and capability by delivering engineering, support and critical systems to defence and civil markets.


Babcock International



CA24 3HZ

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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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Apr 2024