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Electrical Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship

Welsh Government
Magnox Electric Plc, Wylfa Power Station Cemaes Bay LL67 0DH
£12,750 per year
Closing date
1 Feb 2022

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
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About the apprenticeship


Electrical/Instrument/Mechanical routine maintenance of conventional/radiological plant/systems

Breakdown/fault finding and repair of all plant and systems

Supporting waste operations routine maintenance outages

Build/commission and test of new installations

Calibrations of fixed and portable instruments (conventional and radiological)

Supporting existing maintenance technicians during daily work packages


Position, assemble, install and dismantle electrical plant and equipment, which will include motors, switchgear, cables and conductors, to agreed specifications

Carry out planned, unplanned and preventative maintenance procedures on electrical plant and equipment

Replace, repair and/or remove components in electrical plant and equipment and ensure its return to operational condition; and

Diagnose and determine the cause of faults in electrical plant and equipment

Additional information

Working hours:

37 hours per week - Monday to Thursday (7:25-17:00) if appointed at Trawsfynydd

37 hours per week - Monday to Friday (08:00-16:30 Monday - Thursday; 08:00-13:00 Friday) if appointed at Wylfa


1st Year - £12,750
1st Year after 6 months - £14,250
2nd Year - £17,202
3rd Year - £18,281
4th Year - £20,135

Training Provider Information

Coleg Menai
Length of training - 48 months

Year 1 - Term time attendance at Coleg Menai (Monday to Friday). College holidays at site

Year 2 - Day release at Coleg Menai, remainder of time at site

Year 3 & 4 - 100% of time based at site



A genuine passion for engineering
A flexible attitude
The ability to work under pressure
Effective oral and written communication skills
Good problem solving skills
Ability to pay close attention to detail
A pro-active approach
Good team working skills
A commitment to safety; and
A willingness and enthusiasm to develop your experience and knowledge throughout the duration of your apprenticeship and time with Magnox


Three GCSEs at grade 9 to 4 (C or higher) including Mathematics, English, Physics/Double Science, or equivalent


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Electrical: Plant Operations & Maintenance Engineering Technician

About the employer

Magnox Electric Plc, Wylfa Power Station

Cemaes Bay
LL67 0DH

Disability confident

No, we are not part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

Applications for this opportunity will close on 31st March 2022, with interviews/assessment days taking place throughout May/June 2022.


Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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