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Nuclear Engineering / Scientist Degree Apprenticeship 2023 SELLAFIELD LIMITED

Our Nuclear Engineering / Scientist Degree Apprenticeships offer the perfect balance of on-the-job training and experience whilst enabling you to also study for a degree without having to cover the cost of tuition. You will develop core skills in the areas of science and engineering whilst undertaking wider practical elements of training on our exciting new build, commissioning/decommissioning programmes. Sellafield Ltd degree apprentices go on to be future business leaders and vital technical specialists.

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Closing date: 12 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £18,015.00

    Increasing to £20,346 in year 2 and £22,598 in year 3. Higher rates are applied to those aged 21 and over. You’ll have the opportunity to benefit from an annual bonus, linked to company performance, of up to £4000*

  • Working week

    You will be required to work typical office based hours at Sellafield Ltd, which is 8:10am to 16:20pm. However you may be requested to start earlier and work hours such as; 7:00am to 15:10pm or 7:30am to 15:40pm.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    5 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Degree
    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000110848

  • Positions

    70 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • You will follow a custom-made training scheme, you will develop core skills in the areas of science and engineering whilst undertaking wider practical elements of training on our exciting new build, commissioning/decommissioning programmes. 
  • Our Nuclear Engineering / Scientist Degree Apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to specialist in a variety of different areas, including; Civil Asset Management, Control Systems, Engineering Design, Engineering & Maintenance, Operations, Quality Management, Scientific, and Technical. 
  • Throughout the scheme, you will get to work on exciting projects and deliver complex pieces of work whilst becoming an integral part of a community of enthusiastic, talented individuals, who will go on to shape the future of Sellafield Ltd.
  • As an integral part of your apprenticeship your progress will be monitored and assessed against government standard requirements. You will compile an evidence folder, demonstrating your areas of learning with accredited certificates of completion for elements of your training.
  • Within the last six months of your apprenticeship you will undertake an assessment by an independently appointed organisation, where you will be expected to clearly demonstrate your capability to perform in your chosen career.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The Degree Apprentice Programme consists of 2 phases;

  • Level 5 ST0380 Nuclear Technician Apprenticeship
  • Level 5 Foundation Degree/ Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering or Science aligned to your chosen pathway

For candidates with the potential to progress further:

  • Level 6 ST0289 Nuclear Scientist and Nuclear Engineer Apprenticeship
  • Level 6 Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (BEng) or Science (BSc) aligned to your chosen pathway, over a further 2-year period.

You will undertake a 3-month induction programme based at our local off-site training facility at Lillyhall, Cumbria.

Work placements will be based on either the Sellafield site or one of our various satellite offices. Academic Learning will take place 1 day a week at our training providers off-site training facility. In addition, some pathways will undertake a Practical Engineering Operations at our local off-site training facility.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Following successful completion of your apprenticeship, we will look to retain you in a professional full time position at Sellafield Ltd. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science or Engineering subject (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent x2 Any Subject (Grade 4) Essential
A Level or equivalent STEM Subjects (Grade 96 UCAS Points) Essential

Things to consider

To succeed on your chosen pathway, you should have a passion for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths) based subject and a desire to pursue a career within the field.

About the employer

Sellafield Ltd is a global centre for nuclear engineering management. We pioneered the harnessing of nuclear power to generate electricity for the country. Now the world is watching as we set international standards in high-hazard reduction. In short, we’re at the forefront of the industry.

Employer

SELLAFIELD LIMITED

Address

Sellafield Site / Surrounding offices in West Cumbria

CA20 1PG

Contact

GBS Recruitment

gbs.recruitment@sellafieldsites.com

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Training

Training provider

GENII ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY TRAINING LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Nuclear scientist and nuclear engineer (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 12 Feb 2023