Degree Apprenticeship Electrical Control and Instrumentation - Cumbria/Midlands

The Axis, 10 Holliday Street, Birmingham, B1 1TF
To be agreed upon appointment
30 Oct 2019
15 Nov 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
Westlakes - Based in our Westlakes office on the edge of the stunning Lake District, our team supports clients within the Nuclear industry to deliver innovative solutions in a challenging environment. You will be part of our fast evolving EC and I team who strive towards using cutting edge technology in a diverse range of projects. Recent projects have incorporated the design, specification, integration and substantiation of all three aspects of EC and I engineering. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in the nuclear sector and bepassionate about incorporating digital design into their work.

During your 5 year apprenticeship, no two days will be the same as you study and work with a variety of teams whilst developing the skills you need to enjoy a great future at Atkins. Spending either one day a week at the college or doing block weeks. Not only will you learn in the classroom, you'll enjoy being part of the team as you will get involved with all kinds of projects and learn something new every day.

Birmingham - Based in our Birmingham office as an electrical engineer, you will find yourself working on projects in the Nuclear, Offshore Wind, and Grid andElectrical Networks. Some of our current projects include electrical design and verification of the offshore windfarms, grid connection studies for embedded generation projects and conventional generation plants. Design and failure investigation of industrial installations, protection settings and design of new battery storage schemes. We're looking for candidates who have a keen interest in supporting power system projects and occasional work at client sites across the Energy sector.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The ability to work in a team, assisting with the smooth running of a variety of projects
  • Creativity and strong communication skills
  • Vision, inclusive and the drive to keep on learning
  • To be reliable, practical and self-motivated
  • To use your own initiative

Personal qualities

  • To Work across different locations on a variety of projects, constantly developing your skills and experience
  • Be UK mobile to work across different locations on a variety of projects
  • A lateral thinker who can apply technical knowledge to analyse problems, create innovative solutions and make sound decisions and isn't afraid to push boundaries

Desired qualifications

Location: West Lakes/Whitehaven:

Requirements: A suitable level 3 qualification(s) or equivalent 48 points, plus GCSEs A*-C/5 GCSEs including a Grade 6 in mathematics & 5 in English Language and Literature.

Location: Birmingham:

Requirements: A Levels BBB - BBC including maths and a Physical Science or Technology subject (e.g. Physics, Electronics, Further maths, Design Technology, Engineering Science) plus GCSEs A*-C/5 GCSEs including a Grade 6 in mathematics & 5 in English Language and Literature.

Future prospects

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