Engineering Apprenticeships

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Dounreay is working at the forefront of nuclear decommissioning, waste management and environmental restoration and have opportunities available in the following disciplines:...

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Design

The apprenticeship is a comprehensive training programme lasting up to 4 years. It starts with a year of engineering foundation training at UHI NWH (Thurso) 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 SCQF Level 7 SVQ 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.

  • Have achieved (or expect to achieve) a minimum of National 5 (Grades A-C) or equivalent in Maths, Physics or Engineering Science and a Technical subject
  • Have good Communication, Team Working and Problem Solving skills
  • Be able to demonstrate a practical interest in Engineering
  • For Electrical and Instrument applicants there is a requirement to pass a colour vision assessment

Start Date: 26 August 2024

Starting Salary: £14,238 in Year 1 rising to £20,254 in Year 4

If you are interested in applying for a position, please go to our website and follow the application process

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 16 February 2024 at 1600 hours

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