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Electrical Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

Babcock International
Leicester, LE3 1UF
£20,960.00 annually
Closing date
9 Dec 2023

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
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What you will do in your working day

By joining our Electrical Engineering Degree Apprenticeship, you'll be at the forefront of developing innovative technologies that help create a safe and secure world.

During the programme, you'll work on electrical, control and instrumentation projects across different sites. Some of the projects you could be involved in include nuclear new build, decommissioning and defence programmes. This involves tasks like:
  • Electrical design from concept to manufacturing
  • Creating drawings, calculations, specifications, schedules and reports
  • Gaining on-site experience in installation and testing in a nuclear setting
  • Using design tools like AutoCAD, Trimble and Dialux
  • Learning electrical safety and wiring regulations.

You'll undertake placements to build well-rounded experience and work towards becoming a competent Electrical Engineer. We'll also support you in achieving professional registration through the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).

The training you will be getting

You'll study for a Level 6 Nuclear Scientist and Nuclear Engineer Degree Apprenticeship through the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. This combines university learning with on-the-job training.

At the end of your apprenticeship, you'll have earned a BEng in Nuclear Manufacturing and gained rich work experience in nuclear new build, decommissioning and defence projects. The qualification will be 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 to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

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

The Science Council for Registered Scientist (RSci). Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship and upon receipt of the apprenticeship certificate, individuals are eligible to apply for RSci through a shortened application route. Individuals also need to be a member of a professional body that is licensed by the Science Council to be awarded this status. Further information is on the Science Council'swebsite.

On completion of the apprenticeship, the nuclear scientist and nuclear engineer will be eligible to apply for professional registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) through an appropriate Professional Engineering Institution regulated by the Engineering Council.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills


GCSE or equivalent 4 subjects including English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade B/6) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 STEM subjects (Grade Any) 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.

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