CRAFT MECHANICAL

Our Craft Mechanics specialise in the maintenance, and occasional manufacture, of all mechanical equipment to ensure optimum and consistent performance levels.

DISCOVER THE ROLE

Mechanical craftspeople are highly skilled and can work in a wide variety of industries and sectors with complex plant and equipment.

Your working day will incorporate:

  • Manufacturing components
  • Assembling and installing machinery
  • Continuing maintenance of equipment
  • Working with precision and accuracy
  • Approaching work logically and with a thorough attention to detail
  • Interpreting drawings and diagrams
  • Diagnosing and fault-finding problems with machinery and equipment
  • Co-operating with colleagues to ensure work is carried out to a high standard


DISCOVER WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

You’ll already have a good academic background when you apply for an apprenticeship with us. But that’s not all you’ll need.

We’re looking for people who can be part of our future. People who want to succeed and have the commitment and motivation to get there. People who ask questions and demand answers, who’ll be open to learning and work hard.

We’re looking for bright, enthusiastic achievers who’ll want to be part of our mission to grow the nuclear industry.

In return, we offer world-class training, skills for life and the opportunity of a long-term career in nuclear.



WHAT WILL I STUDY?

  • Health and safety
  • Bench fitting
  • Mechanical maintenance
  • Fault-finding
  • Safe use of tools
  • Milling
  • Turning
  • Basic pipe fitting
  • Auto CAD


WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL I OBTAIN?

NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma in one of the following:

  • Maintaining Engineering Construction Plant and Systems
  • Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
  • Engineering Maintenance
  • Technical Support
  • Technical Certificate in BTEC Diploma in Engineering or a Craft Qualification
  • Functional Skills, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills/Employee Rights and Responsibilities


WHAT DO I NEED?

5 GCSE A-C including Maths and English.

Must be 16 or over.



KEY FACTS

Duration: 3 Year 3 months programme

Location: Cumbria, Preston

Training:

You will spend the first year of your apprenticeship at a dedicated college/training facility chosen by the NNL. Here you’ll gain the basic skills you’ll need to start with us on site. You will then study on a day release, attending college one day per week whilst on site for the other four days working on exciting real projects within the business.

Salary:

Starting salary (dependant on age): Competitive. We value our apprentices highly, so we believe in paying them more than the minimum wage.

Mechanical Craft persons can earn up to £29, 725 on completion (based on 2016 – 17 salary)



OPPORTUNITIES

Degree (distance learning, day release), Professional Accreditation