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Electrical Design Apprenticeship


Warrington, GB, WA3 6YD

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Programme title: Electrical Design Apprenticeship
Level: 5
Salary: £19,493
Location: Warrington
Application closing date: March 2024
Programme start date: September 2024


Thinking about a career in electrical design? Our 3-year Electrical Design Apprenticeship offers a unique blend of hands-on experience and academic learning, setting you on the path to an exciting career in the nuclear sector.


About the programme 


Join us, and you'll gain hands-on experience that will give you an excellent understanding of the industry. Our welcoming design office is where you'll team up with experienced professionals, soaking up their knowledge and benefiting from their guidance.


Here's what you'll get up to:


  • Assisting with scoping calculations and diving into supporting analysis.
  • Crafting detailed models and drawings that bring ideas to life.
  • Producing design-based documentation and technical reports that resonate with our clients.


You'll also get the chance to explore different parts of our business through varied placements, ensuring you get a full picture of what we do. 


Once you've completed the apprenticeship, you'll be well-positioned to take on roles within our design team, with a wealth of experience and a network of colleagues to support your future growth and opportunities.


Your education/training 


You’ll receive practical and theoretical training, combined with company-specific training given in the workplace.    


At Wigan & Leigh College, you'll work towards the Level 5 Nuclear Technician (Elec) Apprenticeship, preparing you for a successful career in the nuclear sector.


What you’ll need  


  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English and Science, with Maths at grade 5 (B) or above.
  • 3 A Levels in related subjects or an equivalent Level 3 qualification like a BTEC.
  • Experience in design technology or CAD is desirable. 
  • A genuine interest in CAD design and a positive attitude. 
  • Many of our early careers roles are subject to Security Clearance and Trade Control restrictions which mean that your place of birth, nationality, citizenship, or residency you hold or have held may impact which roles you are eligible for. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels – GOV.UK ( For our early careers roles, you must be able to achieve BPSS and many of them require you to be eligible for Security Clearance.


What you’ll get

We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career.


In addition, you’ll benefit from:

●    Fully funded qualification
●    Personal development training and opportunities
●    Minimum 28 days holiday allowance including bank holidays
●    Competitive pension scheme 
●    Employee share scheme
●    Flexible benefits including cycle to work scheme and employee shopping savings portal


You’ll also have the chance to get involved in our STEM outreach activities and volunteering opportunities, which our apprentices find incredibly rewarding.

Your career development


It’s hard to beat the variety of fantastic opportunities and business experiences you’ll receive. You can expect real world encounters and exposure to exciting projects that will really help you navigate where you want to take your career.


Plus, when you join us, you’ll be automatically enrolled onto our Apprentice Development Programme. Through a series of digital and face to face sessions, presented by wellbeing and performance experts and our external partners, we will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to thrive and perform at your very best on your programme and beyond.


Closing dates


Please be aware that if there is a high level of interest in this programme, applications may close earlier than advertised. To give yourself the best chance of being considered for a place on this programme, please submit your application as early as possible.

Job Segment: Electrical, CAD, Drafting, Apprentice, Engineering, Entry Level

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