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Degree Apprenticeships

Westinghouse Springfields has introduced Degree Apprenticeships in Business and Engineering. 

The aim is to supply specialist business and engineering roles with bright, talented and enthusiastic young people in support of to the growing nuclear arena. Trainees will complete a training programme and academic qualifications leading to a Business or Engineering Degree (Hons)

Aimed at young people with at least 4 GCSE A*-C (new 9 to 4) grades including Mathematics, English Language.

For the Nuclear Engineering Degree apprenticeship:

  • Science GCSE A*-C Grade plus
  •  3 GCE A-levels (achieved or predicted), including Mathematics and/or a Science/Technology subject
  • BTEC Level 3 qualification in an Engineering/Technology subject with at least Distinction Merit Grade (achieved or predicted).
  • Duration of Apprenticeship is 5 Years

For the Business Manager Degree apprenticeship:

Aimed at young people with at least 4 GCSE A*-C (new 9 to 4) grades including Mathematics, English Language and studied A Levels or a vocational qualification such as a BTEC. Prior work experience would be considered on a case by case basis.

Duration of Apprenticeship is 4 Years

Trainees joining us on the Degree Apprenticeships will attend college 1 day per week and work towards qualifications in work placements within a variety of our business units.

Degree Apprentices will participate in activities that complement our business targets and objectives working alongside qualified personnel.

The apprenticeship is open specifically to candidates who are 18 years and over wishing to pursue a career in the nuclear industry.

Joining the business teams you will be based primarily at our Westinghouse Springfields site. Upon successful completion of your training, future opportunities may arise at this or other Westinghouse locations. Applicants will be expected to undertake a medical assessment, be eligible to work in the UK and successfully achieve security clearance; Westinghouse Springfields is an equal opportunities employer.

Case Study

“Without the basics to build on from Springfields Apprenticeship I wouldn’t be where I am today. The skills I learned from the apprentice training scheme covered all the core skills for my career, from electrical to mechanical, plus basic skills for other areas. I enjoyed the whole course especially the hands-on work experience. The social activities such as paint balling and go-karting all really helped us work better as a team. I would recommend the scheme to other women as it really helped my confidence in the workplace and I wouldn’t change it for anything.” - Lisa Dentith