Degree – Nuclear Engineering – Barrow
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As a Nuclear Degree Apprentice you will develop an understanding of and the ability to work to the relevant nuclear regulations and nuclear site licence conditions which support the safe design, build and commissioning of BAE Systems world class submarines.
What Does The Apprenticeship Involve?
The Nuclear Degree Apprenticeship runs for five years, with the first three years being an opportunity to undertake varied and interesting placements in exciting nuclear areas such as Reactor Operations Nuclear Integration, Test & Commissioning and Nuclear Safety and Regulation. In the final two years you will be working full time in one of these relevant nuclear placements as a nuclear engineer.
In the first three years all Nuclear Degree Apprentices follow a set placement schedule and complete a bespoke Nuclear Competency Workbook, which allows them to track the knowledge and experience they are acquiring. This provides crucial preparation for the transition into exit roles during the final two years where apprentices gain relevant experience and develop specifically for that role.
Throughout your apprenticeship you will gain exposure to design, plant performance enhancements, operational management, project management and maintenance of safety standards utilising analytical thinking to provide innovative solutions.
What Qualification Will You Get?
Nuclear Scientist & Nuclear Engineer Standard at Level 6
How Will I Be Rewarded?
We offer competitive salaries and a range of employee benefits including, free higher education as well as access to the Company pension and share saving scheme.
Entry Requirements and what we are looking for
Five GCSEs grade A*-C/ 4-9 (or equivalent) including Maths, English and Science/technical subject AND 240/96 UCAS points or equivalent (excluding UCAS points gained at AS level) to include Maths plus one other STEM subject (excluding General Studies).
Overview of Business Unit
Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.
Today we are the prime contractor in the Astute programme and the UK’s only designer and builder of nuclear powered submarines – one of the world’s most complex engineering challenges. The first three submarines in the class, HMS Astute, HMS Ambush and HMS Artful, are now in service with the Royal Navy and the final four Astute class submarines are at various stages of construction at the Barrow site.
We are also the industrial lead for the Dreadnought programme, the Royal Navy’s next generation of nuclear deterrent submarines. Construction of the first of four submarines, named Dreadnought, began last year
Our Submarines business employs approximately 8,700 people and in 2017 we spent around £700m with over 700 suppliers.
Security/ Export Control
Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.
Diversity & Inclusion
We are an inclusive employer. Recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is vitally important to us. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements you may need to support your application.
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