Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship - Sizewell B

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Recruiter
EDF
Location
Sizewell, Leiston
Salary
£11,551
Posted
15 Dec 2020
Closes
31 Jan 2021
Specialism
Engineering
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Undisclosed

Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship - Sizewell B

A career that will deliver change. Together, we can help Britain achieve net zero.

During your apprenticeship you’ll be looking to make an impact – using your skills, knowledge and passion to achieve great things. So how about taking on the challenge of beating climate change?

Being Britain’s biggest generator of low carbon electricity, EDF are not only talking about climate change, we’re doing something about it. We’re committed to reducing carbon emissions to zero, generating power from clean sources like wind, nuclear and solar, leading the charge for electric vehicles and investing in new carbon cutting technologies.

We proudly work together to champion a low carbon lifestyle and collaborate widely in our search for innovations to achieve more.  Build your future with us. Together we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.

The Opportunity:

The Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship Scheme is a four-year programme that focuses on skills required to maintain our power stations.  As well as the technical side, we’ll help you develop the attitudes and behaviours essential to the safe operation of our power stations.

Upon completion, you’ll be awarded a Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Certificate, you’ll also have attained a BTEC Level 3, with the potential for further education such as a HNC.

The programme runs for four years, the first two of which are based at the National College for Nuclear, delivered through Bridgwater and Taunton College, Somerset. During this time you’ll undergo training in academic and workshop environments to ensure you gain an excellent introduction to engineering and develop a strong skills foundation. Part of this programme also covers the development of life skills, like confidence and communication.

The Training Programme:

Years One and Two: Based at the National College for Nuclear Southern Hub, Somerset, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art nuclear training facilities including: a virtual reality environment; a reactor simulator; computer-equipped training rooms; recreation and collaboration spaces; sports facilities and student accommodation.  It’s here that you’ll get your introduction to engineering and develop those key skills. Towards the end of Year 1 you will be streamed into a specific discipline - Mechanical, Electrical or Control and Instrumentation.

Years Three and Four: You’ll be based at our Sizewell B power station in Suffolk. Here, you’ll work alongside and learn from fully qualified professionals, developing your knowledge and skills at the same time as completing your academic and vocational qualifications.

You'll also have the support from a full time Station Apprentice Coordinator to offer guidance whilst you learn about working on a power station.

Upon completion of your apprenticeship, you’ll be awarded a Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Certificate. By this point, you’ll also have gained a BTEC Level 3 as well as an excellent selection of practical skills. It’s everything you need to start your career and, if you excel, there may also be the option to progress onto further education such as a HNC.

The Future:

At the end of your apprenticeship the doors will open to the larger organisation. If you want to progress up the career ladder, you can take on people management responsibilities and develop into a maintenance team leader. Or you can choose the technical route and take your first steps towards becoming an engineer. With hard work, there really are no limits to how far you can go – not just within EDF, but within the worldwide EDF Group.

The Skills: 

•    Five GCSEs at Grade C or above (or Grade 4 and above in the new GCSE grading structure), National 5 or equivalent, including maths, English and two science or technical subjects
•    You’ll also need a talent for practical subjects
•    Desire to learn and develop your skills
•    Willingness to relocate as required
 
Compensation & Benefits:

•    £11,551 a year with annual pay increases
•    Accommodation and meal costs covered in your first two years
•    A number of paid return journeys home
•    Pension scheme
•    25 days’ paid holiday
 
Why EDF? 

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. It’s a powerful statement of our intent to make sure we’re about the people who work with us – a rich and unique mix of backgrounds and experiences that’s vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation like ours. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, we’ll embrace the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed.

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