Engineering Design Degree Apprenticeship 2021

Hinton House, Birchwood Park Avenue, Risley, Warrington, WA3 6GR
£17,015.00 annually
04 Jan 2021
25 Feb 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

As a Sellafield Ltd Design Apprentice, you will be part of an exciting programme to train and develop our design technicians and engineers. You will be part of our vision to be a world leader in solving complex nuclear challenges and help deliver our nationally important mission to remediate the Sellafield site.

You will learn common elements of engineering such as the application of Maths and Science to engineering design and fundamentals of computer aided engineering including 3D modelling.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Phase 1 - initial 3 year period: Nuclear Technician Apprenticeship Standard (Level 5) & Foundation Degree/HND (Level 5) in either a science or engineering based discipline. Phase 2 - further 2 year period: Nuclear Scientist and Engineer Integrated Degree Apprentice Standard (Level 6) & Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (BEng - Level 6) or a Bachelor's Degree in Science (BSc - Level 6) aligned to your career pathway.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

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.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Any subject x2 (Grade C / Step 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade C / Step 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics, (Grade C / Step 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science subject (Grade C / Step 4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any subject (Grade C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Mathematics (Grade C) Essential
A Level or equivalent STEM Subject (Grade C) Essential

Things to consider

To succeed you should have a passion for engineering or science and a desire to pursue a career within the field. You will have the opportunity to complete a level 6 Bachelors of Engineering degree or a level 6 Bachelors of Science degree, whilst learning the practical engineering skills required for the role and earning a salary.

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