Degree Apprenticeships

Westinghouse Springfields has introduced Degree Apprenticeships in Engineering. 

The aim is to supply specialist engineering roles within the growing nuclear “new build” arena with bright, talented and enthusiastic young people. Trainees will complete a training programme and academic qualifications leading to an Engineering Degree (Hons).

After an initial practical training period you will be out in the business areas working alongside qualified engineers and personnel contributing to the Westinghouse mission to build a fleet of AP1000 nuclear power plants in the UK both fuelled and serviced by the organisation.

Aimed at young people with at least 4 GCSE A*-C grades including Maths, English Language and a Science plus 3 GCE A-levels (achieved or predicted), including Maths and/or a Science/Technology subject or a BTEC Level 3 qualification in an Engineering/Technology subject with at least Distinction Merit Grade (achieved or predicted).

Duration of the apprenticeship is – 4/5 Years. Trainees joining us on the Higher/Degree Apprenticeship programme will complete Foundation Engineering Skills and work towards qualifications in Engineering in work placements within a variety of our business units. Higher/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 an engineering 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