Plate Welding Apprenticeship

  • Employer Babcock International Group
  • Job type Advanced Apprenticeships
  • Salary £16,052
  • Deadline 01/08/2024

  • Entry requirements GCSEs
  • Locations Taunton
  • Qualifications gained Professional Qualification
  • Date published 09/07/2024

Our 3-year Plate Welding Apprenticeship gives you a unique opportunity to help make nuclear energy safer and faster while giving you the skills you need to become a certified welder. 

About the programme 

As a Plate Welding Apprentice, you’ll be at the forefront of constructing vital infrastructure. Under the guidance of experienced mentors, you’ll learn the intricacies of plate welding, working with materials such as carbon and stainless steels to fabricate brackets and supports. The programme combines practical training with classroom learning, giving you experience working with a variety of welding processes and equipment, and honing your hand-eye coordination skills.  

Throughout your apprenticeship, you’ll develop expertise not only in plate welding but also in crucial areas such as health and safety, risk management, and working in potentially hazardous environments. 
When you join the programme, you’ll play a vital role in our purpose to create a safe and secure world. At Cavendish Nuclear, we're dedicated to innovating nuclear technologies and your contributions will directly impact projects across the nuclear energy life-cycle, from design and construction to decommissioning and waste management.

Your education/training 

You’ll receive your training through Cavendish Nuclear on-site at Hinkley Point C   in Bridgwater and at either Bridgwater and Taunton College or Train4All in Somerton. The combination of real-world experience and classroom learning will help you to achieve your Level 3 Plate Welder Apprenticeship. 

What you’ll need

  • A genuine interest in engineering and welding.
  • At least five GCSEs at grades 4(C) and above including Maths and English (or equivalent Level 2 English & Maths).
  • Many of our early careers roles are subject to Security Clearance and Trade Control restrictions which mean that your place of birth, nationality, citizenship, or residency you hold or have held may impact which roles you are eligible for. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels – GOV.UK. For our early careers roles, you must be able to achieve BPSS and many of them require you to be eligible for Security Clearance.

What you’ll get

We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career.  

In addition, you’ll benefit from:

●    Fully funded qualification
●    Personal development training and opportunities
●    Minimum 28 days holiday allowance including bank holidays
●    Competitive pension scheme 
●    Employee share scheme
●    Flexible benefits including cycle to work scheme and employee shopping savings portal
You’ll also have the chance to get involved in our STEM outreach activities and volunteering opportunities, which our apprentices find incredibly rewarding.

Your career development 

It’s hard to beat the variety of fantastic opportunities and experiences you’ll receive. You can expect real world encounters and exposure to exciting projects that will help you navigate where you want to take your career.

Plus, when you join us, you’ll be automatically enrolled onto our Apprentice Development Programme. Through a series of digital and face to face sessions, presented by wellbeing and performance experts and our external partners, we will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to thrive and perform at your very best on your programme and beyond.

Closing dates

Please be aware that if there is a high level of interest in this programme, applications may close earlier than advertised. To give yourself the best chance of being considered for a place on this programme, please submit your application as early as possible.

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