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Nuclear Engineering / Scientist Degree Apprenticeship 2024

Hinton House Birchwood Park Avenue, Risley, Warrington, WA3 6GR
£22,126.00 annually
Closing date
13 Dec 2023

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What you will do in your working day
  • 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.
  • You will follow one of our specialist pathways which include; Engineering Design, Operational Research & Analytics, Safety Case, and System Engineering.
  • Throughout your chosen 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.

The training you will be getting

Year 1 - All apprentices will commence full time academic and engineering studies at one of our local training providers.

Years 2-5 - All apprentices will be office based but will continue academic studies at one of our local training providers. Work placements will be based at Hinton House, Warrington.

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.

What to expect at the end of your 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, IT skills, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working


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

Things to consider

To succeed on this degree apprenticeship, 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.

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