Nuclear fuel reprocessing and nuclear decommissioning. Sellafield offers degree apprenticeships in nuclear engineering (all aspects of nuclear power and decommissioning) and nuclear science (focused on analysis). Information has a long half-life on the Sellafield website, which is full of glowing and informative brochures including full details of the apprenticeship - except who it is who awards the degrees. Not that it matters - you could not train anywhere better than Sellafield if you want a career in nuclear (steady prospects, and some hope of a revival with new technologies on the horizon). Two caveats: the degrees are only a BEng, so you need to find out how you get the MEng you need for professional membership, and there's no promise of a job at the end, just "These key skills are widely sought throughout the nuclear industry and international markets, acquiring them will ensure you have a long and successful career." - which is true, but not the same.
Nuclear Engineering; Nuclear Science
Energus (Training Centre in West Cumbria); NS – Sellafield
NE – 4 years
NS – 5 years
96 (new formula) UCAS points, ideally C or above in at least 2 STEM subjects plus 5 GCSEs including Maths (B or above)
Full time with day release courses at Energus
Permanent job offer
Maybe we should be pleased that their security programme appears to extend to covering their HR department but it's not much help when you're trying to establish details about degree apprenticeships. We are also worried about where you would go on day release in West Cumbria, start rowing to New York?