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Science Apprentice - Westlakes Cumbria

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Date: 18-Nov-2021

Location: Cumbria, GB, CA24 3HZ

Company: Babcock

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join us to be trained as a science apprentice. The apprenticeship is based at the Greeson Court facility located on Westlakes Science and Technology Park in Cumbria. The role will provide the successful applicant with the skills and knowledge to allow them to conduct a variety of scientific and technical activities within a radio-analytical laboratory environment.  The applicant will complete a Level 5 Nuclear Scientist Apprenticeship.

Applicants should be aged 18 or older at the beginning of August 2021.

The role involves conducting chemical and radiochemical analysis on a wide range of environmental samples: from sample preparation through to measurement and calculation of analytical results.


Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in the delivery of assigned programmes of work to support the overall delivery of analytical results to time and quality
  • Comply with Environmental Laboratory quality management systems to support accreditation
  • Comply with processes and procedures to enable safe working practices
  • Work as part of an effective team to support and coach each other to provide a consistent and efficient level of service
  • Identify and report issues to maintain and improve operational capability and level of service within area of responsibility
  • Assist with the validation of new and existing techniques and equipment prior to use to comply with quality systems
  • Take responsibility for personal continued professional development
  • Comply with legislation and company policies and procedures to ensure appropriate standards are met
  • Demonstrate an understanding and awareness of efficient operational practices to minimise wastage (financial and material)


Entry Requirements

Candidates must have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s grade 9-4 (A*-C) including the following subjects:

  • Maths
  • English Language
  • Core Science subject(s), ideally Chemistry

Further education in a core science at level 3 or above is desirable.


Company Information
We are Cavendish Nuclear, a wholly owned subsidiary of Babcock International Group and the UK’s leading nuclear services company.

With a highly-skilled workforce we are located at offices and sites in the UK as well as internationally.

Our people innovate to make nuclear safer, faster, at lower cost and deliver across all aspects of the nuclear energy life-cycle, from design and build, through operations and maintenance, to decommissioning, waste management and remediation.

A career with us is hugely rewarding and exciting; one that stretches and challenges individuals to be the best they can be. When you join Cavendish Nuclear, you will have opportunities to work on projects that will have an impact on the future.

At Cavendish Nuclear we put people first. Work with us and you’ll discover that our focus on people is unique.

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