Mechanical Manufacturing Apprentice

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Apprenticeship summary

The role will require the candidate to take part in various manufacturing, assembly and test activities for a wide range of mechanical equipment used in the Nuclear Industry.

The training will include practical training, use of hand and machine tools, fitting and testing as well as the completion of a Level 3 technical certificate leading to a nationally recognised qualification.


Whilst academic ability plays a part, we care as much about your attitude and desire to be part of our future at Cavendish Nuclear and we want to see evidence that you're genuinely interested in and enthusiastic about developing a career in practical engineering.


Work based at Whetstone, Leicester (with opportunities to work and gain experience elsewhere)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assembly
  • Test
  • Using mechanical equipment
  • Adhering to Health & Safety

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Be hard working
  • Be prepared to learn and take direction
  • Be resilient

Personal qualities

  • A team player - an individual who thrives on working in a team environment, whilst taking responsibility for delivering their own part.
  • Reliable, with good time keeping
  • Eager to learn, with a passion for hands-on engineering

About the employer


Cavendish Nuclear, the UK’s largest Civil Nuclear services company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of a global support services business listed on the FTSE250  in London.

With over 5 decades of unrivalled expertise and experience, we are now the country’s largest supplier of civil nuclear engineering services, encompassing the full nuclear life-cycle. We deliver truly unique global engineering solutions for our wide ranging customer base and are increasingly shaping the future of the nuclear renaissance in the UK.

With 6,000 employees at over 30 sites we are proud of our reputation and consistent success as in the dynamic civil nuclear market place.

Apprenticeship Framework:Engineering Technician
Annual Wage: £12,000.00
Working Week: Working week Monday – Friday: Times 0800 – 1700 core hours work between these times Annual holidays: 25 days
Apprenticeship duration: 42 months
Possible start date: 05-08-2019
Level: Advanced

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