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The Programme

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Design is a 4-year programme, which offers on-the-job training, qualifications, excellent pay and good career prospects all in one go! You'll be gaining skills and qualifications which are recognised by employers all over the country, plus you'll be paid while you learn.

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Our multi-skilled Apprenticeship programme is designed to create the engineers of the future. We offer Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Design Apprenticeships at various sites across the country, an overview of the roles can be found below. Over the 4 years you'll undertake key skills training and bespoke engineering qualifications, which include National Certificate; National / Scottish Vocational Qualifications (NVQ /SVQ) Level 2 & 3 and Higher National Certificate (HNC). At the end of the programme you will possess skills and qualifications that are in very high demand.

Mechanical Design Engineering is a very highly skilled technical role that requires you to work within a multi-disciplinary design team, designing a wide range of mechanical installations. Over the 4 years you will acquire new skills and gain knowledge of the following:

  • Produce drawings and designs using Computer Aided Design (CAD) and various design programmes
  • Understand the importance of maintenance of existing equipment and manufacture of new parts when required
  • Problem Solving and fault-finding
  • Installation, testing and adjustment of plant and machinery to make sure it is running smoothly, safely and meeting required standards
  • Use of different tools such as hand tools, power tools and measuring equipment
  • Importance of health and safety and familiarisation with industry guidelines and regulations

Electrical Design Engineering is a very highly skilled technical role that requires you to work with within a multi-disciplinary design team, designing a wide range of electrical and electronic installations.

  • Electrical installation and maintenance, testing and adjustment of plant and machinery to make sure it is running smoothly, safely and meeting required standards
  • Produce drawings and designs using Computer Aided Design (CAD) and various design programmes
  • Basic wiring, soldering, electronics and instrumentation
  • Safe use of different tools such as hand tools, power tools and measuring equipment
  • Importance of health and safety and familiarisation with industry guidelines and regulations
  • Problem Solving and fault-finding

Whichever discipline or location you choose; the 4 year Advanced Apprenticeship programme is structured like this:

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The first year is based full time at the training provider and you'll be learning practical skills such as working with tools, welding, fabrication, milling and turning.

Years 2,3 & 4 you'll be based in one of our design offices with day release to a nominated training provider. You'll work with a team of experienced engineers - a few of them started off as Apprentices too and now they're highly specialised nuclear engineers. In years 3 & 4 you will be working on real projects.

We have a number of opportunities available across 4 of our locations:

  • Risley (Warrington)
  • Harwell (Oxfordshire)
  • Westlakes (Cumbria)
  • Thurso (Caithness)

For further information please click on Current Vacancies & How to Apply

What's in it for you?

The most important benefits of our Apprenticeship programme are the long-term ones! The experience and qualifications you will gain through our Apprentice programme will act as a great foundation for a whole range of successful careers.

You'll be taking home a salary from day one, you'll also receive annual pay awards as you learn & develop and you gain more experience, and our wider Company benefits include:

  • Pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays
  • Opportunities to study to degree level and achieve Chartered status
  • Healthcare & share schemes after 1 year's service
  • Annual pay increases subject to satisfactory performance and progression

We're looking for people who are serious about a career in engineering. You'll need to be the kind of person who is keen to learn at college and at work. So if this sounds like the right career path we'd like to hear from you.

The demand for designers and engineers within the nuclear industry is increasing. So, if the university route isn't for you, then this is a fantastic way to launch your career in engineering design.

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What does Nuvia do in the field of Engineering Design?

A great deal! We design (and build) a wide variety of plant and equipment associated with the nuclear industry. Currently, most of our design is targeted at plant and equipment linked to decommissioning activities. However, with the rapid progress being made on “new build”, a major programme to build new nuclear reactors, then we could soon be designing facilities and equipment associated with these power plants. You'll be trained in all aspects of design and will follow a structured engineering Apprenticeship route.

The role of designer in the nuclear industry is becoming even more important as this sector has many designers approaching retirement age. The nuclear industry requires bright, articulate people to convey the ideas from teams of engineers into designs and engineering documents.

Accreditations

Our Apprenticeship programme is accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE) and the Institute of Engineering Designers. This means that at the end of your Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship, you can apply for professional registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech).

  • IED
  • Institute of Mechanical Engineers
  • Apprenticeships