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.

For the Software Engineer Degree apprenticeship:

If you have a genuine passion in technology and software with an interest to develop a career in engineering, then a software engineering degree apprenticeship at Springfields Fuels is ideal for you.

Working within one of our engineering departments, you should be self-driven with an ambition to develop towards being able to solve technical and human problems relating to the use of technology systems, develop the ability to analyse requirements and information from a variety of sources and build a professional profile.

You must have the ability to work on your own initiative and also cooperate effectively as a team member. Throughout the apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and practical skills with a broad range of technologies.

We’re looking for bright, enthusiastic and driven candidates who can contribute to the success of Springfields.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and all eligible applicants will ideally have

  • 3 A Levels with at least one qualification in Maths or a Science/Technology subject.
  • 5 GCSE passes at grade A*-C (or levels 9-4), including Maths and English. Alternatively, a BTEC in an Engineering or Technology based subject is suitable.
  • Prior work experience would be considered on a case by case basis.

As part of your apprenticeship, you will earn an apprenticeship salary and will undertake the necessary training to complete a qualification at University of Central Lancashire which is delivered on a day release basis.

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