Sellafield Ltd is responsible for safely delivering Decommissioning, Reprocessing and Nuclear Waste Management activities on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
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 purpose to create a clean and safe environment for future generations.
Through this Degree Apprenticeship you will gain excellent engineering qualifications and a broad base of practical nuclear design experience. Many of our engineers, managers and leaders started their career as an apprentice and continue to benefit from the first-class foundation it gave them. Apprenticeships are the gold standard for work-based learning and we believe the Sellafield Ltd Design Apprenticeship is one of the best available.
Over five years we will provide you with a structured training scheme giving you the opportunity to develop your skills and experience in Nuclear Engineering Design at Sellafield Ltd and our supply chain partners. You will receive foundation training in all aspects of workshop-based engineering. The majority of your apprenticeship will be based in our offices and production facilities, training alongside and learning from professional engineers.
The Sellafield Ltd Engineering Design Apprenticeship is split into three disciplines: mechanical design; control, electrical and instrumentation design; and civil and structural design.
You will learn common elements of engineering such as the application of maths and science to engineering, fundamentals of engineering drawing and design, Computer Aided Design (CAD) software and its appropriate application including 2D and 3D modelling. You will understand how to work safely at all times, complying with national and industry health and safety requirements, and work in accordance with company management systems, policies and procedures. You will learn how to assess the factors that are important to functional design e.g. the context in which you are working, the materials, components, assemblies, cost, quality, safety, security, risk, environmental impact, ergonomics, aesthetics, the end use and reliability.
For these apprenticeships, in years 1 to 3, you will complete a level 5 HNC/HND in your chosen discipline at Wigan & Leigh College. After successfully completing our Level 5 programme, you will have the opportunity to complete an Engineering Degree (BEng) in year 4 and 5.
Civil Structural, Mechanical, Control, Electrical & Instrumentation and Digital Engineering Capability Design:
For Operational Research and Analytics
We are looking for bright, articulate, enthusiastic and punctual people, with a good attitude, a willingness to learn and with a real interest in engineering. Demonstrable interest in a career in engineering through appropriate subject choices at GCSE and/or A Level, i.e. science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. Evidence of elements such as Leadership, Teamwork and Community work (prefect at school, Duke of Edinburgh, mentoring younger students or sports captain, etc.) are desirable alongside a passion for engineering demonstrated not only in your academics but also in your hobbies and interests.
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