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Employment Type: 
Employment Period:  Fixed Term
Salary:  £17335

Bristol, GB

Career Area:  Engineering

2019 Nuclear Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

At EDF Energy, we’re big on supporting people as they set out on their career. Over four years, you’ll learn from experts, gaining valuable experience while studying for a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. You can expect on-the-job training and the kind of practical experience you simply can't get on campus. On the scheme you'll follow the Level 6 Nuclear Scientist Nuclear Engineer Apprentice Standard.

Training and development


Year one: You’ll be in full time residential study at the National College for Nuclear (staying there is optional dependent on your current residence), completing a foundation year in engineering including both academic and hands on learning within a realistic training environment. You’ll undertake foundation training courses and complete inductions and orientations at your EDF Energy base location.
Years two and three: Your time will be split between your studies and on the job learning at your EDF Energy location. You’ll complete three, four week blocks of residential study specialising in your chosen field and will then have the opportunity to develop and build on these in your workplace.
Year four: You’ll spend most of your time at your EDF Energy location, whilst continuing your studies through long distance learning.  You’ll have developed your knowledge and skills from your studies and in the workplace and you will have captured the learning evidence as part of your training and development portfolio. The final stage of your apprenticeship will involve you completing a significant work based project which will be required as evidence of completion and qualification for the degree apprenticeship award.

As well as all the support you need, you’ll also enjoy plenty of opportunities to get involved in meaningful and challenging work once your studies are underway. That doesn’t mean you’ll have too much on your plate. You’ll have to put a lot of work in to manage your studies and your day-to-day duties but as you’ll be on block release from work when you’re studying, we can make sure we manage your workload accordingly.


Where you'll be based


During the apprenticeship you will be working within a team at the following Hinkley Point C locations: Bristol, Aztec West (North Bristol) or on site in Bridgwater.  Your time will be split between your EDF Energy workplace and the National College for Nuclear (southern hub).

Hinkley Point C is the largest construction site in Europe, Hinkley Point C will be home to a 3.2 gigawatt power station with two reactors. During your time on HPC you will work closely with our partner companies EDF Group and CGN along with interacting with various engineering and supply chain partners.



What we’re looking for


•102 UCAS points - ideally three A-Levels (at grade C or above), including maths and a science subject or a relevant Level 3 qualification, such as a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with a strong mathematical element
•Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm for engineering in the nuclear industry
•Clear ambition to develop an a career within EDF Energy
•Ability to engage people at all levels and work within a team


Where we could take you


Once you’ve completed the scheme, you’ll have both academic qualifications and years of experience within EDF Energy. That means you’ll be in the best possible position to continue your career. The future is yours for the taking!


What’s in it for you?


•17,335 a year with annual pay increases£
•Pension scheme
•25 days’ paid holiday
•Wellbeing and support services
•Flexible benefits package

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