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Construction Apprenticeship – Dounreay

Appointment type: Fixed Term
Full time/part time: Full-time
Job category: Trades
Location: Dounreay
Salary range: £13,245 to £18,814
Closing Date: 19/04/2022
Ref No 280/22

Dounreay is Scotland’s largest decommissioning project and is widely recognised as Europe’s most complex nuclear closure programme. For more than 50 years it was known as the centre of the UK’s fast reactor research and development and now the team is aiming to be recognised as a centre of excellence for nuclear decommissioning. Dounreay offers an opportunity to be involved in some of the UK’s most leading edge technical projects, developing unique skills and experiences which are highly sought after across the industry.

The package includes relocation assistance (where appropriate), an attractive company pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and a company bonus scheme.

At Dounreay we are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive. We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. We therefore particularly welcome applications from Women, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities, LGBT+ and candidates with a disability as they are all underrepresented in our workforce.

Dounreay is a member of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all candidates who have a disability who meet all of the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of candidates who have a disability who meet all of the essential criteria, DSRL will interview the best candidates from within that group.

We are open to discuss flexible working.

Job Description

Construction apprenticeships

  • Carpentry and joinery (1 post) – 4-year programme
  • Scaffolding and rigging (1 post) – 2-year programme

When applying for a construction apprenticeship you will be considered for both positions unless you state in the additional information section of the application form that you only want to apply for 1 of them.

Carpentry and joinery

The apprenticeship is a comprehensive training programme lasting up to 4 years. During this time, you will undertake training and work experience at Dounreay with our estate services team and attend North Highland College UHI on block release to gain additional skills and qualifications.

The programme requires you to complete SVQ3 (SCQF Level 6) Carpentry and Joinery and a Professional Development Award at Level 5.

Scaffolding and rigging

The apprenticeship is a comprehensive training programme lasting up to 2 years.  During this period, you will undertake training and work experience at Dounreay with our estate services team and attend additional training in Aberdeen or Glasgow on block release to achieve required qualifications.

The programme requires you to complete SVQ2 (SCQF Level 5) Accessing Operations and Rigging

These apprenticeships provide unique and challenging opportunities. The people we train today will have the opportunity to be involved in some of the most exciting technical projects in the world and to develop skills which will be increasingly needed both at Dounreay and in other areas of industry.

Candidates should have:

  • Achieved National 4 or equivalent, in mathematics and a technical subject
  • Good communication, team working and problem-solving skills
  • Be able to demonstrate practical skills

If you require assistance at any point during the recruitment process, then then contact careers@dounreay.com at the appropriate time so that we can make any necessary reasonable adjustment.

Start date: August 2022

Closing date for applications: 19 April 2022

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