CRAFT ELECTRICAL

Craft Electricians maintain and repair a diverse range of electrical equipment that is essential to the safety and efficiency of all areas of our sites.

DISCOVER THE ROLE

Highly skilled with a logical and methodical approach to their work, electricians work with electrical equipment and supplies on a wide range of engineering machinery and equipment.

Perfect colour vision is essential for the intricate work involved, including:

  • Controlling and maintaining instrumentation equipment
  • Measuring and regulating process variables accurately, such as the flow rate of liquids or gases, temperature or pressure
  • Installing a range of electrical projects from domestic home circuits to sophisticated, highly complex machinery and equipment in major processing plants and factories
  • Maintaining and testing electrical and instrumentation equipment, systems and appliances
  • Diagnosing and fault-finding problems with electrical equipment


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
  • Electrical installation
  • Maintenance
  • Soldering
  • Fault-finding
  • Electronics
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical safety
  • Safe use of tools
  • Engineering Drawings


WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL I OBTAIN?

NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma in one of the following:

  • Maintaining Engineering Construction Plant and Systems – Instrument and Controls
  • NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma in Installation and Commissioning or Engineering
  • Maintenance
  • NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma in 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.

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



OPPORTUNITIES

Degree (distance learning, day release), Professional Accreditation