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Overview

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.

Field

Nuclear Engineering; Nuclear Science

Sector

Energy

Degree offered

BEng (Hons)

Provider

Energus

Based

Energus (Training Centre in West Cumbria); NS – Sellafield

Duration

NE – 4 years

NS – 5 years

Entry requirements

96 (new formula) UCAS points, ideally C or above in at least 2 STEM subjects plus 5 GCSEs including Maths (B or above)

Application process

Online

Working hours

Full time with day release courses at Energus

Starting salary

£14,694

Permanent job offer

Yes

GCG view

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?

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