Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship
During your apprenticeship you’ll be looking to make an impact – using your skills, knowledge and passion to achieve great things. So how about taking on the challenge of beating climate change?
Being Britain’s biggest generator of low carbon electricity, EDF are not only talking about climate change, we’re doing something about it. We’re committed to reducing carbon emissions to zero, generating power from clean sources like wind, nuclear and solar, leading the charge for electric vehicles and investing in new carbon cutting technologies.
We proudly work together to champion a low carbon lifestyle and collaborate widely in our search for innovations to achieve more. Build your future with us. Together we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.
The Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship Scheme is a four-year programme that focuses on skills required to maintain our power stations. As well as the technical side, we’ll help you develop the attitudes and behaviours essential to the safe operation of our power stations. Upon completion, you’ll be awarded a Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Certificate, you’ll also have attained a BTEC Level 3, with the potential for further education such as a HNC.
For the first two years you'll be based at the National College for Nuclear, delivered through Bridgwater and Taunton College, Somerset. During this time you’ll undergo training in academic and workshop environments to ensure you gain an excellent introduction to engineering and develop a strong skills foundation. Part of this programme also covers the development of life skills, like confidence and communication.
Training and development
Years one and two
Based at the National College for Nuclear Southern Hub, Somerset, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art nuclear training facilities including a virtual reality environment, a reactor simulator, computer-equipped training rooms, recreation and collaboration spaces, sports facilities and student accommodation. It’s here that you’ll get your introduction to engineering and develop those key skills. Towards the end of Year 1 you will be streamed into a specific discipline - Mechanical, Electrical or Control & Instrumentation.
Where you'll be based
Before you head down to the National College for Nuclear you’ll have a week of team building, which will allow you to get to know the other apprentices and meet the people you’ll be living and working with. The National College for Nuclear is designed for the needs of today’s students. As well as state of the art training technology, there’s a fully equipped restaurant area and communal spaces, including sports facilities. All meals and accommodation are provided during this time, along with a number of paid journeys home.
In years three and four, you’ll be based at one of our power stations, such as Torness, Heysham, Hartlepool, Sizewell B or Hinkley Point C.
What we’re looking for
- Five GCSEs at Grade C or above (or Grade 4 and above in the new GCSE grading structure), National 5 or equivalent, including maths, English and two science or technical subjects
- You’ll also need a talent for practical subjects
- Desire to learn and develop your skills
- Willingness to relocate as required
Where we could take you
At the end of your apprenticeship the doors will open to the larger organisation. If you want to progress up the career ladder, you can take on people management responsibilities and develop into a maintenance team leader. Or you can choose the technical route and take your first steps towards becoming an engineer. With hard work, there really are no limits to how far you can go – not just within EDF, but within the worldwide EDF Group.
What’s in it for you?
- £11,551 a year with annual pay increases
- Accommodation and meal costs covered in your first two years
- A number of paid return journeys home
- Pension scheme
- 25 days’ paid holiday
- Wellbeing and support services
- Flexible benefits package
The closing date for this job offer is on 24/01/2021
£11,551 a year with annual pay increases
This job is located in Torness, Heysham, Hartlepool, Sizewell B or Hinkley Point C, Somerset
More Information and How to Apply
About Sizewell C
Sizewell C, a proposed new nuclear power station in Suffolk, has the potential to generate the reliable low carbon electricity the country needs for decades to come. It will also make a lasting positive difference to the economy in the east of England.