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Degree Apprenticeship - Engineering, Decommissing & Waste Management - North West

  • Job reference: AP-064
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear, Power
  • Location: Whitehaven
  • Current salary If you do not wish to provide your salary please Input zero: Competitive

Your career starts here

We’re SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business and we’re looking for bright thinkers like you. As one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, our mission is to drive innovation that protects the environment and enhances the lives of people everywhere.

We’re already solving tomorrow’s energy challenges, developing new technology for Smart Motorways, and through projects like Crossrail, improving life for millions of commuters. On our apprentice Programme, you’ll work on projects that make a difference from your first day!

What we can offer

Do you want to get paid for gaining a degree apprenticeship qualification with on-the-job mentoring and learning? Do you have a passion for maths? Would you enjoy solving problems and working with some of the best minds in engineering and design?  If the answer is ‘yes’, come and join Atkins as an apprentice and get your career off to the best start possible.

We are currently recruiting for an Environmental Engineering apprentice to join the Westlakes (Whitehaven) office.

For this position we are recruiting in to the following business areas –  Nuclear & Power.

With Atkins, you’ll be joining a team who help to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas and by solving the engineering challenges of the future. Our apprentice programme will provide you with the foundations to maximise your full potential.

Could you be part of our future?


What you’ll be doing:

Our environmental team in Whitehaven work on radioactive waste management, radiological protection and UK nuclear environmental legislation across new build, generation and decommissioning markets in the nuclear industry. We provide solutions to our clients to ensure they safely manage radioactive waste, and protect their workers, the public and the environment from radiation exposure and contamination

Apprentices will work with a variety of teams, join us and you can expect to be involved in a variety of projects to:

•  You will learn how workers, the public and the environment are kept safe in the nuclear industry
•  You will see how experienced engineers apply the knowledge they have to recommend solutions in line with UK best practice and environmental          legislation
•  Support engineers creating ground breaking designs for all kinds of projects
•  Bridge engineering
•  Geomatics
•  Highways design
•  Rail engineering
•  Create CAD drawings and maintain the drawing register
•  Supporting client meetings and assisting in building relationships 
•  Shaping the future of the digital world

During your apprenticeship, no two days will be the same as you study and work with a variety of teams whilst developing the skills you need to enjoy a great future at Atkins. Spending one day at your local college, you’ll study towards a degree apprenticeship qualification in Civil Engineering for technicians. Not only will you learn in the classroom, you’ll enjoy being part of the team as you will get involved with all kinds of projects and learn something new every day.


Who we’re looking for

Enthusiastic, inclusive and committed, you should be curious about the world around you and always want to learn more. To really succeed in the role, you will need to demonstrate that you have:

•  5 GCSEs including a B/6 in Mathematics and a C/4 in English Language
•  112 UCAS Points (Not including General Studies)
•  The ability to work in a team, assisting with the planning, design and smooth running of a variety of projects
•  Creativity and strong communication skills
•  Vision, inclusive and the drive to keep on learning
•  To be reliable, practical and self-motivated
•  To Work across different locations on a variety of projects, constantly developing your skills and experience


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Initial closing date: Tuesday 29th January NB: Some of our programmes are incredibly popular so to avoid disappointment (where some roles may close earlier) please make your application as soon as possible. Assessment centre dates: Dependent on location, assessment centres will be held from December 2018 onwards.

N.B. This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (or in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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