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Mechanical Technician Apprentice

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Date: 05-Nov-2021

Location: Kent, GB, TN29 9PX

Company: Babcock

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join us as an apprentice to be trained as a skilled electrical installation technician.

The role will require the individual to participate in various areas of practical and theoretical engineering training; combined with company specific training given in the workplace. This will include completion of a Level 3 technical certificate, leading to a nationally recognised qualification.


Reports to

Supervisor (foreperson)


Role Description

To engage in the process of learning and to undertake installation / maintenance activities for the project as directed.



The Apprentice Technician will:

  1. Report to the Cavendish Nuclear Supervisor for all matters relating to task quality and safety. No un-supervised work should be carried out.
  1. Within their SQEP capability, undertake all work as instructed by the site supervisor, in accordance with the requirements of the task documentation, (i.e. Method Statement, Implementation Plan, Risk Assessments etc) with due care to minimise the potential for disturbance to site plant and equipment.
  1. Adopt at all times the S*T*A*R*T principle. Stop, Think, Act, Review and Tell whilst engaged on all types of works on site.
  1. Take reasonable care of the Health and Safety of themselves and those around them.
  1. Comply with the requirements of the Cavendish Nuclear Management System and Local Site Controls.
  1. Comply with any other applicable Safety documents identified by the Supervisor or client.
  2. Refrain from defeating or interfering with, anything provided in the interests of Health and Safety (PPE, fire extinguishers etc)
  3. Use any Plant and Equipment correctly, and in accordance with training and instruction provided.
  1. Inform the Supervisor of any situation considered to represent a serious or imminent danger.
  1. Report to the Supervisor any shortcomings in protection arrangements for Health and Safety.
  1. These duties are project specific and in addition to those described in the Company and project manuals and procedures. They shall ensure that they are familiar with these documents, and any legislation to which they refer.
  1. The services of the site/facility/establishment e.g. quality, safety, administration etc. will be available of which full use should be made.


Academic Qualifications

A minimum of 5 GCSE’s at Grade 4 (C) or above including English, Science, and Maths at Grade 5 (B) or above. Must also be eligible to work in the UK on a permanent basis and satisfy Ministry of Defence security clearance.



Whilst academic ability plays a part, we care as much about your attitude and desire to be part of our future at Cavendish Nuclear and we want to see evidence that you're genuinely interested in and enthusiastic about developing a career in hands-on engineering.



A team player - an individual who thrives on working in a team environment

Reliable and good time keeping

Eager to learn

Passion for hands-on engineering



Dungeness B Power Station

Successful Applicant must be aged 18 or over by August 2022


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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