What will the apprentice be doing?
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This role will be as part of a multi-discipline engineering team within Waste Projects at Oldbury. The ultimate scope of work includes retrieval of various radioactive intermediate level wastes from storage vessels/tanks and conditioning the waste for final disposal.
Oldbury Site is located on a 39-hectare site on the bank of the River Severn in South Gloucestershire. It stopped generating in February 2012 after 44 years, generating 137.5 terawatt hours of electricity. The site completed defueling in 2016 and moved into its decommissioning phase. Progress has been made in the former cooling ponds and an alternative electrical supply has been installed on the site, allowing disconnection from the national grid. Priorities are completion of ponds decommissioning work and retrieving, packaging and conditioning other forms of radioactive waste on site. Conventional demolition work will also begin to reduce the footprint of the site.
Key duties and responsibilities:
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- 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
Oldbury site, Oldbury Naite, BS35 1RQ
Vacancy code: WP- Eng2023 (Mech)
Applicants must be aged 18 or over by 04.09.23 due to health and safety reasons and duty of care, in line with the working time directive.
Trainee 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?
Requirements and prospects Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working Qualifications
A Level or equivalent x3 A levels including Maths and a Science subject (Grade A* to C) Essential
BTEC or equivalent a strong mathematical element (Grade Level 3 extended diploma) Desired
Other UCAS Points (Grade 102) 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.