ENGINEERING DESIGN DEGREE

Our Engineering Designers not only deliver optimum engineering performance across sites, but are also responsible for developing some of the most pioneering, globally adopted nuclear development programmes.

DISCOVER THE ROLE

In Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Control and Instrumentation (EC&I) you’ll be trained in all aspects of design and follow an Apprenticeship route, tailored to your design discipline.

Engineering Designers need to be safety conscious and have good IT, mathematics & communication skills. You will need to have perfect colour vision and therefore must undertake a colour vision test.



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?

  • How to work in a safe manner: you will become familiar with industry guidelines and regulations such as LOLER, PUWER and COSHH
  • Produce drawings and designs using Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Auto-CAD and additional design & prototyping programmes
  • Maintenance of existing equipment and manufacture of new parts when required
  • Problem solving and fault-finding
  • Installation, testing and adjustment of plant and machinery to make sure it is running smoothly, safely and meeting performance targets
  • Use of different tools


WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL I OBTAIN?

This is a Degree Apprenticeship, which means NNL will pay for you to gain a Degree in Mechanical Design, and we’ll pay you a salary while you’re learning.

  • NVQ Level 4 Extended Diploma Engineering Technical Support
  • Level 3 or 4 Technical Certificate
  • Functional Skills, Level 2 in Maths, English, ICT
  • Entry to Higher Education (Higher National Certificate)/Foundation Degree or Degree in Engineering


WHAT DO I NEED?

Higher:

5 GCSE A-C including Maths & English

A Levels or BTEC in Engineering

Must be 18 or over.

Minimum of 120 UCAS points



KEY FACTS

Duration: 5 Year Programme

Location: Warrington, Cumbria

Training:

You will spend your first year of your apprenticeship at a dedicated college/training facility chosen by the NNL. Here you will gain the basic skills required to start with us on site. You will then study on a day release with a 6 weekly assessment in the workplace, 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.

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



OPPORTUNITIES

Degree, Professional Accreditation