Cavendish Nuclear Instrument Mechanic Apprentice - Cumbria

Posting Date: 28 December 2019

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria, GB, CA20 1PG

Company: Cavendish-Nuclear

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Core responsibilities:

The Instrument Mechanic is responsible for the first & second line maintenance of Sellafield’s RPI equipment. This involves us having two different teams within our department, a monitor round team & a workshop based team. These two separate teams work under one hierarchy with the same common goal in mind.

The Monitor Round team are a set of Instrument Mechanics that go around the Sellafield site maintaining the instruments in the changing rooms or on plant. Their role is to make sure all of the instrument remain operational if not, they can carry out a first line repair but if that doesn’t solve the fault the equipment will get removed from the area it’s in and sent up to B151 for the workshop team.

The Workshop team are a set of Instrument Mechanics that are based in B151, they carry out second line maintenance & repairs on the equipment that’s been removed from plant by the monitor round team along with brand new instrumentation that hasn’t been commissioned yet.

As an instrument mechanic apprentice, you will assist both of these teams whilst gaining as much knowledge as you can from them in order to develop yourself from a year 1 apprentice onto a fully qualified instrument mechanic by the end of year 4.


Job Overview:

As an instrument mechanic apprentice you will be a part of our Sellafield RPI department on the Sellafield site in West Cumbria.

You will learn how to maintain & repair the radiological instrumentation around the Sellafield site.

This will include first line maintenance on plant & second line repairs in our B151 workshop.


Job Location:

Sellafield (Cumbria)


Job Structure:

Year 1 – Based at Energus & Gen II Colleges

Year 2, 3 & 4 – Based at Sellafield


Entry Requirements:

Qualifications needed for acceptance on to apprenticeships are generally common across all streams.

The requirements are as follows;

Minimum of 5 GCSE’s at Grade 4 (C) or above in subjects including

• Maths

• English Language

• Science or Technical Subject such as Design Technology.


Equivalent qualifications such as BTECs and NVQs will also be considered as substitutes for above.

Any demonstrable desire, skills and ambition to work in Engineering and Nuclear Industry are favourable


Apprenticeship Level:

Level 3 NVQ in Electrical & Instrumentation (EAL) a nationally recognised qualification



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