Cavendish Nuclear Construction Pipefitter Apprentice

Posting Date: 28 December 2019

Location: Hinkley, Somerset, GB, TA5 1UD

Company: Cavendish-Nuclear

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Key Area of Responsibility

The role will require the candidate to work in the field of pipe fitting operations, which involves the following areas; to lay out, assemble, install, and maintain pipe systems, pipe supports, and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial production and processing systems. This has to meet strict tolerances and quality standards. These activities will be supporting operations within the nuclear industry.


In your role as an Apprentice Construction Pipefitter, you will:


  • Support planning and undertake pipe fitting activities using “Suitably Qualified and Experienced Person” (SQEP) techniques on plant and equipment to meet the production requirements and expectation of site based activities.
  • Prepare fitting equipment, tools and fabricated components required for the fitting process.
  • Lay out, assemble, install and maintain pipe systems, supports and other related ancilliary equipment as directed by the Supervisor / Mentor.
  • Support and create sufficient and suitable records of progress in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that to all relevant plans, procedures, risk assessments and permits to work are understood and followed as instructed.
  • Record any problems encountered during the progress of the work and notify the Supervisor of the details promptly.
  • Ensure compliance with the requirements of the relevant associated documentation and related legislation.
  • Keep work areas clean & tidy: clean up after work each day.
  • Attend weekly toolbox talks on matters of safety and company policy.
  • Participate in the production and review of Point of Work Risk Assessments (POWRA).
  • Participate in the pre & post job de-briefs.

As part of a 3 year structured apprenticeship programme during your first year you will attend college full time on a residential basis with our training provider in Birmingham.


You will be trained in aspects of the specific discipline and other surrounding areas such as health and safety, statutory requirements, minimising risks on site, permits-to-work, accident and first aid, and manual handling techniques. You will also undergo training in relation to working in potentially hazardous environments.


During the 2nd and final year of your apprenticeship, you’ll gain further experience in the processes and techniques, although this time it will be in the setting of an engineering construction site.


Knowledge / Understanding

  • An appreciation of general engineering, however no expert knowledge is required
  • A general understanding of what work as a pipefitter involves


Experience required

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for developing a career in hands-on engineering
  • Demonstrate the qualities of a team player


Qualifications specific to role

  • Minimum of 5 GCSE’s at Grade 4 (C) or above including English, Science, and Maths at Grade 5 (B) or above.



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