Electrical Craft Apprenticeship

Job Reference: NNL/TP/8010/665
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Fixed Term - Full Time
Contract Details: 3 Years and 6 Months Programme
Salary: Competitive
Working Hours: 39
Closing Date: 15/03/2020
Job Category: Delivery Operations
Business Unit: Laboratory Operations
Location: Preston, Lancashire

Job Introduction

NNL is not like any other business, and our Apprenticeships are like no other. Our Apprentices are our future, which is why we have a dedicated apprentice programme – ‘Beginner to Winner’ – which supports our apprentices in their personal development whilst they are completing their apprenticeship.

To welcome you into the business, all our NNL apprentices join a 3-day induction programme. This will give you an understanding of the business, the programme you will follow and what we’ll expect from you during your apprenticeship. Following your induction, you’ll attend training sessions focusing on personal development at three monthly intervals. These cover a range of skills from time management to team working. We’ll learn about you together.

We even have a dedicated apprentice Advisor who is there to ensure that you are settling into your apprenticeship at NNL, both in the workplace and at College.


Discover our Electrical Craft Apprenticeship:

Craft Electricians maintain and repair a diverse range of electrical equipment that is essential to the safety and efficiency of all areas of our sites. Highly skilled with a logical and methodical approach to their work, electricians work with electrical equipment and supplies on a wide range of engineering machinery and equipment. Highly skilled with a logical and methodical approach to their work, electricians work with electrical equipment and supplies on a wide range of engineering machinery and equipment.

For the first year of the Craft Electrical Apprenticeship you will spend your time at the onsite training facility which will teach you all of the key engineering skills you will require as part of your apprenticeship. You will learn about:

  • Health and safety
  • Electrical installation
  • Maintenance
  • Soldering
  • Fault-finding
  • Electronics
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical safety
  • Safe use of tools
  • Engineering Drawings

Following your first year at the training school you will then join the NNL Craft team and attend College on a day release basis.

Main Responsibilities

Perfect colour vision is essential for the intricate work involved, including:

  • Controlling and maintaining instrumentation equipment
  • Measuring and regulating process variables accurately, such as the flow rate of liquids or gases, temperature or pressure
  • Installing a range of electrical projects from domestic home circuits to sophisticated, highly complex machinery and equipment in major processing plants and factories
  • Maintaining and testing electrical and instrumentation equipment, systems and appliances
  • Diagnosing and fault-finding problems with electrical equipment

The Ideal Candidate

You’ll already have a good academic background when you apply for an apprenticeship with us. You should have attained or be on track to achieving 5 GCSE's A-C (New Grading 9-4) including Maths & English. But that’s not all you’ll need.

We’re looking for people who can be part of our future. People who want to succeed and have the commitment and motivation to get there. People who ask questions and demand answers, who’ll be open to learning and work hard.

We’re looking for bright, enthusiastic achievers who’ll want to be part of our mission to grow the nuclear industry. Applicants must be 16 or over.

About The Company

Grounded in robust science and decades of experience, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is the authoritative voice in the UK and beyond for technological development within the nuclear power sector.

Our unparalleled understanding of the science, challenges and opportunities makes us an unrivalled authority and partner in the field, providing experts, technologies, and access to cutting-edge facilities to organisations around the world.

Harnessing potential technologies and translating them into to industry-ready solutions means our pioneering approach spearheads international improvement and technological progress.

We work on projects as small as drilling a hole to analyse underground wastes with our integrated micro drilling technology, or as large as developing state-of-the-art power systems for spacecraft, based on radioactive materials