0 Like Rolls-Royce Nuclear Engineering Technician Apprenticeship - Defence Submarines Derby, UK

Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver the cleanest, safest and most competitive solutions.

Starting salary: £17,500
Locations: Derby, Raynesway
Duration: 4 years

Our Nuclear Engineering Technician Apprenticeship will give you the skills, qualifications and experience needed to help us design, make, verify, and support the operation of the Nuclear Steam Raising Plants (NSRP), providing power to all of the UK’s Submarines. It’s a chance to get real work experience and earn a salary while studying for an HNC in Engineering.

You’ll join us in our Defence Submarines business, helping keep the UK safe, as for over 60 years we have provided the power for the UK Royal Navy's nuclear submarine fleet. Nuclear power is incredible – just one spoonful of uranium is all it takes to power a fully-submerged submarine on a full circumnavigation of the world and the entire fleet can operate for over 20 years without needing to be refuelled thanks to our revolutionary technology. And it doesn’t end there. We’re leading a revolution in nuclear power that is already seeing us develop this technology for many other uses, from unmanned underwater vehicles to microreactors and synthetic fuel, to even exploring space. All while reducing harm to our own planet. It’s an amazing time to join us.

What you’ll do

Spend four years with our expert team as part of our brand-new Nuclear Skills Academy and you’ll gain the sort of practical knowledge you simply can’t develop in the classroom. You’ll gain a firm foundation in engineering principles and experience the full breadth of nuclear engineering as you take on a variety of placements across the engineering lifecycle and in different parts of the business.

This will include product and system design, testing, manufacture, and in-service support in a mix of day-to-day and project work. As well as getting on-the-job training on real-life projects, you’ll also study an HNC in Engineering. All of these experiences will equip you to complete your apprenticeship as an engineering technician with a huge range of opportunities ahead of you.

What you’ll need

You’ll need a minimum of 4 GCSEs (or equivalent) which must include Maths at grade 5/B, and English Language, Science and one other subject at grade 4/C (obtained or predicted).

We’re looking for individuals who are purpose-driven and passionate about delivering on commitments. People who are keen to learn about Nuclear Engineering and how the engineering lifecycle comes together to deliver a world-class product. You’ll be a logical and analytical thinker – someone with a common-sense approach when it comes to working with data and coming up with solutions to challenges. You’ll also be a team player who’s able to demonstrate their achievements outside school or college.

Due to the nature of our work in Defence, we’re unable to employ anyone who doesn’t have the legal right to live and work in the UK and if you have spent more than three months outside of the UK in the last five years (e.g. travelling, working, living), we might not be able to employ you. This role is subject to Full UK Security Check Clearance issued by the United Kingdom Security Vetting. To work for the Rolls-Royce Submarines Business an individual has to hold a minimum of a Security Check (SC) clearance without any caveats to that clearance.  Rolls-Royce will support the application for Security Clearance if the individual does not currently already have this in place.

What you’ll get

  • A competitive salary with annual pay rises
  • A competitive pension, and 33 days holiday per year (including bank holidays)
  • Career support from day one
  • An HNC in Engineering and nationally recognised qualifications

Applications are Open until Midday [UK TIME] on Friday 31st March 2023

Assessment Centres will be running from late January 2023 onwards.

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At Rolls-Royce, we recruit apprentices based on merit, and regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, race/colour/nationality/ethnic or national origins, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable legislation.


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