RACE – Mechanical Engineer Level 6 Degree – Product Design and Development Apprenticeship 2023
Overview of Responsibilities
To complete a nationally recognised 60-month L6 Degree Apprenticeship programme.
To learn how to design, manufacture, install and maintain mechanical and electrical services, components, assemblies and equipment in accordance with current engineering and legislative codes of practice.
Perform a variety of engineering tasks designed to provide experience & familiarisation with staff, methods, practices, & programs of the organisation. May suggest straightforward recommendations to problems using readily available clear & direct references & guidance. Manage own development towards building knowledge & skills & attaining professional standards.
- Minimum of GCSE Mathematics (Higher Paper) and English Language passes to Grade C (level 4-9)
- Plus, three other GCSE passes to Grade C (level 4-9) and to include a Natural Science, Technology or Engineering related subject
- At least 2 A-levels levels at grade C or above in both a Mathematical based subject and a Science, Technology, Engineering or Additional Mathematics related subject or
- Alternative Engineering Vocational Level 3 Qualification (90 credit Units, 540 GLH) accepted such as BTEC L3.
- Good communication skills
- Demonstrate an interest and aptitude for practical work through past school, hobbyist, or college projects.
- You will be asked to upload a current CV with your application together with proof of subjects being taken or grades of exams already sat.
What is the recruitment process?
All applications will be initially reviewed by our Early Careers Team and there will be a requirement to complete online testing that will help to support your application.
Once this has been reviewed, successful applications will be invited to a more in depth virtual interview where you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities and aptitude in a range of different situations. You may be required to attend a final in person meet and greet session to support decision making around the role and for you to have the opportunity to see where you may be working!
What we offer
- A starting salary of £13,525 with significant yearly increases
- Dedicated support to help to develop your career and experience
- Encouragement and support to achieve your qualification
- A culture committed to being fully inclusive, supported by a Being Inclusive Strategy and Inclusion Ambassadors
- An Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, with a full calendar of health and wellbeing initiatives
- Dedicated Early Careers events and team building opportunities
- Being part of the Apprentice and Early Careers community at UKAEA
- Flexible working options including family friendly policies
- 30.5 days annual leave increased with length of service (including privilege days and 3 days between Christmas and New Year) plus bank holidays
- Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme
- Annual corporate bonus scheme (after qualification period)
We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. The Executive team with support from our EDI ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success. We are easily accessible by car and are a 10-minute walk from Culham Railway Station in Oxfordshire, and buses are available from Abingdon town centre.
Our 2023 Apprenticeship opportunities will be open until Friday 17th February, however, please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.
Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.