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V01974 - Nuclear Engineering Apprenticeship

BAE Systems, 1st Floor, Main Shipyard Offices, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1AF
Competitive annually
Closing date
15 Dec 2023

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

The nuclear degree apprenticeship is a truly cross-functional scheme working across multiple and varied nuclear areas at Barrow.

The nuclear scheme offers a mix of office, production and submarines based placements, which daily allow you to be involved with the many mechanical engineering activities required within the nuclear build and manufacturing environment.

These diverse placements enable you to develop and use project management skills, as you support the safe construction and delivery of another quality nuclear capability.

In the first three years of the nuclear scheme you will have the opportunity to undertake several nuclear development placements in Dreadnought and Astute Reactor Operations, the Nuclear Primary Build Organization, Test & Commissioning and Nuclear Safety and Regulation. In the final two years of the scheme you will be working full time within one of the many nuclear roles building your skills, knowledge and competence to become a future Nuclear Engineer.

The training you will be getting
  • Nuclear science and nuclear engineering Level 6
  • Throughout the duration of your apprenticeship you will also be studying part-time towards completion of a fully funded Level 6 Nuclear Engineer & Scientist degree.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Around 95% of apprentices choose to stay on with us. And as a global business there are a world of opportunities - whether you decide to stay in the UK, or explore an overseas role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs inc Maths, Science, English & Technology (Grade A*-C or 9-4 (or equivalent)) Essential
Other 1 STEM based subject or BTEC Extended Diploma (Grade C or above) Essential
Other 96 (Grade UCAS Tariff points) Essential

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