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Magnox Berkeley: Mechanical Engineer Apprenticeship - Level 6

Energus on behalf of Magnox Ltd
Magnox, Berkeley, Berkeley Site, Gloucestershire, GL13 9PA
£18,644.00 annually
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

Magnox is an exciting place to be, and this role is the perfect opportunity for you to be part of our challenging mission - to safely and successfully manage the UK's civil nuclear legacy on behalf of the nation. To deliver our commitment, we need people like you who want to perform at an industry leading standard and be part of a team that continues to develop, innovate and even exceed our greatest achievements.

At Magnox, we understand, and acknowledge the value of an inclusive working environment, and celebrate the diversity this brings to our workplace. Without this approach, we wouldn't be in the position that we are now, being able to safeguard and secure the future of our organisation.

Hear from the Hiring Manager:

Berkeley site is currently decommissioning and as part of this task, radioactive waste, produced during the site's generation phase of operation, is being processed into packages for storge. The electrical, control and mechanical systems used to retrieve and store the waste has been installed in the last 10 years and needs to be maintained by highly qualified engineers. The successful candidate will join the site engineering team. Your development will consist of off-site academic tuition combined with on-site, practical experience to produce a highly qualified, skilled, and motivated engineer. You will support the engineering team to ensure compliant and safe operations, through management of the plant maintenance to meet the site and company retrieval targets.

Site Information:

Berkeley Site is located on a 27-hectare site of special scientific interest on the bank of the River Severn in Gloucestershire. The site generated 43 terawatt hours of electricity during its 27 years of operation and shutdown in 1989. Berkeley is in its decommissioning phase and has completed a number of key activities, including disposing of its 310 tonne boilers and entering both reactors into a safe store state. Priorities for the site now include removing all legacy wastes and emptying the active waste vaults.

A Mechanical Maintenance Engineer oversees and specifies the maintenance on mechanical systems and equipment. The Mechanical maintenance engineers play a key role in ensuring that the mechanical systems on the site function safely, efficiently & remain complainant with all statutory requirements.

Key duties and responsibilities:
  • Assist the Engineering Section Head to ensure that site plant is maintained and is suitably safe, efficient, and reliable
  • Provide technical support for maintenance activities where required
  • Provide technical support to current and future project design and implementation
  • Provide technical input to ensure that plant performance and details of component defects are considered as part of the overall system or asset management and future investment strategy

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

Apprentice Engineer - Level 6 Apprenticeship, Berkeley Site, Gloucestershire. GL13 9PA.

Vacancy code: BRKS - Eng2023 (Mech).

Applicants must be aged 17 or over by 04.09.23 due to health and safety reasons and duty of care, in line with the working time directive.

Apprentice Mechanical Engineer - Nuclear Scientist & Nuclear Engineer (integrated degree) Apprenticeship Standard Reference: ST0289 - Level 6.
  • National College for Nuclear, Cannington
  • Length of training - 48 months
  • Training will be delivered via block release

On completion of the apprenticeship, the nuclear scientist and nuclear engineer will hold a Bachelors (Honours) degree qualification (at level 6), accredited by the constituent bodies of the Engineering or Science Council. The degree will have a minimum of 60 relevant nuclear based credits (1/6 of total credits).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Future Career Path:
  • Assistant/Trainee Engineer
  • System/Project Engineer
  • Operations Engineer
  • Site Engineer
  • Section head

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


A Level or equivalent x3 A levels including maths & a science subject (Grade minimum of 102 UCAS points) Essential

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.

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