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Dounreay – Engineering Apprentice

  • Appointment type: Fixed Term
  • Full time/part time Full-time
  • Job category Trades
  • Location Dounreay
  • Salary range £13,245 to £18,814
  • Closing Date18/02/2022
  • Ref No194/21

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.

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, Dounreay will interview the best candidates from within that group.

Opportunities Available: mechanical, electrical, control & instrumentation and design

The apprenticeship is a comprehensive training programme lasting up to 4 years. It starts with a year of engineering foundation training at North Highland College UHI followed by up to 3 years of training and work experience at Dounreay and other locations, with day release for academic studies. The programme leads to an SVQ Level 3 in an engineering discipline and requires you to gain a Higher National Certificate in Engineering Systems

This programme provides 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 (or expect to achieve) minimum National 5 in mathematics, physics or engineering science and a technical subject
  • Good Communication, team working & problem solving skills
  • Be able to demonstrate a practical interest in engineering
  • For electrical and instrument technicians there is a requirement to pass a colour vision assessment

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