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Pipefitting Apprenticeship


Taunton, GB, TA5 1UD

Company:  Cavendish Nuclear
Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Programme title: Pipefitting Apprenticeship 
Level: 3
Salary: £16,052

Location: Hinkley Point C, Somerset
Application closing date: August 2024
Programme start date: October 2024


Want to be part of the first UK nuclear new build project in a generation? Dive into the world of pipe fitting and join a sector that’s making a lasting impact by building a brighter future in the energy sector . 

At Cavendish Nuclear we put people first. Work with us and you’ll discover that our focus on people is unique. Earn while you learn through the apprenticeship programme and a unique opportunity to contribute to the build of the new nuclear plant.

About the programme
Join our dynamic team at Hinkley  Point C in Somerset as a Pipefitter Apprentice. Be a part of a ground-breaking project that will significantly reduce the UK's carbon emissions and drive the effort towards Net Zero.

Our 36 month Pipefitter Apprenticeship programme is an immersive learning experience, blending technical knowledge with practical training to help you gain the qualifications you need for a successful career.


In this role, you’ll develop the skills and experience needed to achieve Engineering Technician status and become a qualified pipefitter. As a Pipefitter Apprentice, you will:
•    Ensure compliance with health, safety, and environmental standards.
•    Shape and profile pipes and components using power tools, mechanical cutting machines, and other equipment.
•    Learn how to work with various materials, such as carbon, stainless, and duplex steels
•    Prepare and fit piping systems according to engineering drawings and specifications.
•    Collaborate with pipe welders and across the wider business on various projects.
•    Receive specific training tailored to nuclear industry requirements.

In addition to the above, you’ll also receive training on accident and first aid, manual handling techniques, and working in potentially hazardous environments.

Your education/training
You’ll receive your training through Cavendish Nuclear on-site at Hinkley Point C in Bridgwater, and in the classroom at Bridgwater and Taunton College. The combination of real-world experience and classroom learning will help you to achieve your Level 3 Engineering Construction Pipefitter Apprenticeship.

Future prospects

Upon successfully completing the programme, you’ll become a certified construction pipefitter and can expect to earn a competitive salary exceeding £30,000. 
You may also have the opportunity to undertake higher-level qualifications to further your career within Cavendish Nuclear as part of the wider Babcock group across a variety of roles and functions. 


What you’ll need
•    A genuine interest in engineering and pipefitting.
•    At least five GCSE’s  with grades 4 (C) and above including Maths and English, or equivalent Level 2 English and Maths. 
•    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 experiences you’ll receive. You can expect real world encounters and exposure to exciting projects that will help you navigate where you want to take your career.
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.


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