What will the apprentice be doing?
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"My engineering team is made up of highly skilled professionals across a range of engineering disciplines (Mechanical, Electrical, Civil and Control & Instrumentation) with the responsibility of maintaining the sites Plant systems including the site's infrastructure. They provide a focal point of engineering expertise and ownership for a portfolio of assigned plant systems and assets with high nuclear, radiological, environmental, and business significance. They deliver comprehensive engineering services to customers and stakeholders, maintaining long term safety, performance, reliability, material condition and compliance in this highly regulated sector. I'm seeking an Electrical Apprentice to join the engineering team at Dungeness A site. During the Apprenticeship the successful candidate will work alongside the existing engineering team to gain hand on training and experience to a high standard. They will also be attending off site training to gain the qualifications required to achieve a level 6 recognised apprenticeship."
Dungeness A Site is located on a 22 hectare site of special scientific interest on the Kent coast. The site stopped generating electricity in 2006 with a lifetime output of 120 terawatt hours. The site is now in its decommissioning phase and is making steady progress, including demolishing its turbine hall and decontaminating its ponds.Preparations and enabling activities are now underway at Dungeness to facilitate the removal and disposal of the boilers.
An Electrical Engineer specifies and overseesthe maintenanceon systems and equipment located on the site.The Electrical maintenance engineersplay a key role in ensuring that all electrical equipment on the site functions safely, efficiently & remains complainant with all statutory legislation.
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
- Investigation of emergent plant or equipment deficiencies to allow prompt & efficient rectification
- 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
- Ensure that appropriate Quality Assurance measures are applied to all work
- Ensure that work is completed to the requirements of the specifications, including safety and quality aspects
- Seek and identify opportunities to allow themselves to develop and regard new tasks as a learning opportunity
Electrical Engineer Apprenticeship (Level 6 - Integrated Degree)
Dungeness A, Romney Marsh, Kent. TN29 9PP
Vacancy code: DNA- Eng2023 (Elect)
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.
Training Provider Information
- National College for Nuclear, Cannington
- Length of training - 48 months
- Training will be delivered via block release
Nuclear Scientist and Nuclear Engineer (Integrated Degree)
Apprenticeship Standard Reference: ST0289 - Level 6
On completion of the apprenticeship, the nuclear scientist and nuclear engineer will hold a Bachelors (Honours) degree qualification (at level 6),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, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working Qualifications
A Level or equivalent in 3 A levels (A*-C) in Maths & a Science subject (Grade a minimum of 102 UCAS required) 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.