Sellafield Ltd

Engineering Design & Operational Research (Degree Apprenticeships)

Job description

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.

In each of the three disciplines you will learn specialist technical knowledge.

For mechanical this includes: mechanical principles, material selection and application; mechanical annotation including geometrical tolerances, limits and fits, surface finishes; mechanical handling; welding, fasteners and fabrications.

For control, electrical and instrumentation this includes: electrical power generation & distribution; lighting & small power systems; principles of earthing & lightning protection; cable types, specification, and installation requirements; combinational and sequential logic and control systems; instrumentation principles and application.

For civil and structural this includes: structural principles and application; construction drawings of building structures and infrastructure, utilising multiple materials including: steel, concrete, masonry; construction processes, methods and details.

We also offer an apprenticeship in Operational Research & Analytics.

Operational Research is the discipline of applying analytical/mathematical methods to help make better decisions. Its methods can be used by almost all organisations, groups and individuals. It uses methods such as logic and mathematical modelling to analyse complex situations, giving decision makers of all types the power to make more effective decisions.

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 or Maths Degree (BEng/BSc) in year 4 and 5.

Essential skills

Civil Structural, Mechanical, Control, Electrical & Instrumentation Engineering Design:

  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C (Step 4) or above, including Mathematics, English and an Engineering or Science subject (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Science or similar).
  • Minimum of 96 UCAS points at A-Level, STEM subjects preferred (e.g. Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Science) but not mandatory. Other Level 3 STEM qualifications and higher may be considered.
  • If you do not have Mathematics at A Level, then you must achieve a minimum of Grade 6 (Grade B) at GCSE.

Operational Research:

  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C (Step 4) or above, including Mathematics, English and an Engineering or Science subject (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Science or similar).
  • A minimum of 96 UCAS points, including Maths at A Level grade B or above and Science at A level grade C or above. Other level 3 STEM qualifications and higher may be considered.

Additional job details

Risley, Warrington
Competitive salary

How to apply

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Closing date:  28 February 2020

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