Cavendish Nuclear Apprenticeships

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Cavendish Nuclear is the UK's largest specialist nuclear support services organisation, employing over 2,700 nuclear engineers, scientists and technicians.

The expertise of this highly skilled workforce, combined with our experience as a nuclear site licensee and operator, enables Cavendish Nuclear to provide safe, effective solutions for the entire nuclear lifecycle, from design and build, through operation and maintenance, to decommissioning, waste management and remediation.

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Technician Apprenticeship

Cavendish Nuclear Technical Apprentice

Successful applicants will need to have or are expected to have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above including English, Science, and Maths at Grade B or above.

Ideally, candidates interested in applying for the Technician Apprenticeship should also be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in hands on engineering and will be able to demonstrate their passion through real-life experiences working on engineering/ construction-type projects at school or perhaps as a hobby in their social time.

Training and work experience will largely be practical using industrial equipment, tools and machinery in the development, test and manufacturing areas and candidates will learn to operate machinery in compliance with strict health and safety regulations.

During the first year, candidates will attend college full time in order to gain practical skills as well as basic skills including health and safety and IT. During the first year they will be working towards achieving a technical certificate and will also be invited to spend time during the term breaks at the workshop in Leicester.

In Years 2,3 and 4 candidates will attend college one day per week and will spend the remaining 4 days applying their learning in the workshop and getting real hands on experience.

Candidates will be encouraged to gain a broad range of experience during their 4 year apprenticeship and may undertake placements away from their home base.

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Design Apprenticeship

Cavendish Nuclear Design Apprentice

Successful applicants will need to have or are expected to have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above including English, Science, and Maths at Grade B or above. Any link to design technology or CAD experience would be looked upon favourably.

Ideally, candidates should be able to demonstrate their experience through technological/ engineering projects they have undertaken at home, school or in their social time.

We are particularly keen to hear from a diverse range of individuals who have a desire to learn and apply their learning in a professional and friendly office environment.

The training will include practical training as well as the completion of a Level 3 technical certificate leading to a nationally recognised qualification.

In Years 2,3 and 4 candidates will attend college one day per week and will spend the remaining 4 days applying their learning in the office whilst being mentored and supported by experienced and knowledgeable professional engineers.

Typically the type of work Design Apprentices will be involved in will include, assisting in the production of calculations, analyses, drawings, models, design base documentation and technical reports for customers or specific projects.

The working environment, whilst mostly in a quiet office environment working on CAD work, may also involve some aspects of work that needs to be on outdoor sites or in a noisy workshop.

During the 4 year apprenticeship, candidates may undertake placements away from their home base.

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Craft & Scientific Apprenticeship

Cavendish Nuclear Craft and Scientific Apprentice

At Cavendish Nuclear we have opportunities for Craft and Scientific apprentices at our Environmental Laboratory and at our work station on the Sellafield Plant.

Craft and Scientific Apprentices are given hands on training and experience on the job whilst working towards recognised qualifications with the local training provider.

You will be working in a highly controlled and regulated environment, where compliance with legislation and health and safety practices are essential.

All of our Apprentices are encouraged to get involved in activities that support the promotion of apprenticeships and working in the Nuclear Industry, attending open day events at schools and colleges as well as mentoring younger generations.

These schemes will give the candidate hands on experience, using various industrial machines, equipment and tools to carry out duties for our customers.

This is a team working environment and being a team player is important to get the most from the work experience. Throughout the training period, candidates will be given a mentor, who will be an experienced, professional and friendly individual keen to pass on their experiences and insights.

Successful applicants will need to have or are expected to have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above including English, Science, and Maths at Grade B or above.

Candidates will be encouraged to gain a broad range of experience during their 3 ½ year apprenticeship and may undertake placements away from their home base.

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