Our Nuclear Engineering Technician Higher 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 Royal Navy’s nuclear submarine fleet. It’s a chance to get real work experience and earn a salary, while studying for a HNC in Engineering.
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.
Join us and you can expect outstanding career support from day one, debt-free qualifications, and the chance to build an amazing career in a friendly, supportive environment where you can be yourself and be your best.
What you’ll do
Spend four years with our expert team as part of our 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 via practical workshop experience and a Level 3 qualification in year 1 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 in years 2, 3 and 4.
This could 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 a HNC in Engineering in years 2 and 3. 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, plus 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.
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. Due to the nature of work the Business conducts and the protection of certain assets we can only progress applications from individuals who are a UK national or, in MoD approved cases, a Dual National from a non-ITAR country.
What you’ll get
- A HNC in Engineering and nationally recognised qualifications
- A competitive starting salary with annual pay rises, and pension
- 33 days' holiday per year (including bank holidays)
- A choice of voluntary benefits including discounts at nationwide stores, gyms, discounted health care, free digital GP, Cycle to Work scheme and more all available on our TotalReward portal
- Continuous learning and development
- Support from managers, leaders, mentors, and other apprentices
- Opportunities to develop beyond your day-to-day role and get involved in social activities
- An independent, 24-hour, confidential counselling service