What will the apprentice be doing?
As a nuclear engineer apprentice you will learn the basics of handtools, machining, electrical theory, circuits, instruments and control logic, before learning how to specify, troubleshoot and maintain various pieces of industrial equipment, such as nuclear vent and containment systems through lectures and practical workshop projects.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
As a Nuclear degree apprentice, you will complete the following:
•BEng in Nuclear Engineering with specialist units, or BSc in Nuclear Science
•12 x 4-week block delivery with residential facilities (flexible to employer requirements)
•Inquiry-led constructive learning and technology-based assessment
•Nuclear behavioural culture, safety and security
• Employer focused contextual content
• Practical engineering workshop practice and skills
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
As an apprentice with AWE, you will be offered a permanent contract from day one. Following the successful completion of the programme, you will move into a role within the business. This is typically a role where you have completed a placement as a part of the programme. From here, you will build your career as an AWE employee.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Health & Safety Aware, Respect for Confidentiality, Independent Working, Supportive Attitude to Change, Open to Feedback
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C/4 or above) Desired