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What will I study on the pathway?

Year 1Year 2Year 3
• Introduction to design and CAD/CAM• Control and automation• Industry 4.0
• Mathematics and computing for engineering• Further mathematics and computing for engineering• Supply chain management
• Electrical engineering and instrumentation• Manufacturing systems• Advanced and modern materials
• Manufacturing processes and materials engineering• Principles of nuclear engineering• Advanced principles of nuclear engineering
• Fundamentals of science for engineers
• The professional nuclear engineer• Industrial project with project management
• Professional development for engineers• Further science for engineers• The nuclear fuel cycle.
• Operations management.• Machining, joining and thermal processing.

What jobs will I be trained for once I have finished this apprenticeship?

Nuclear scientist and nuclear engineer with the following typical disciplines in engineering or science-based degrees: process/chemical, mechanical, electrical, chemical, control & instrumentation, operations & management, commissioning / decommissioning, physicist, research scientist, and quality engineer.

Degree apprenticeship entry requirements:

You will need one of the following:

  • 96 UCAS points 
  • A minimum of two A-Levels at grade A or above, including a mathematical-based subject and a science, technology, engineering or an additional mathematics-related subject
  • An Engineering BTEC Level 3 with at least 120 credits at DD (Distinction Distinction) level or above
  • EAL Diploma in an engineering-based subject at D (Distinction) level
  • Equivalent qualifications such as Technical Levels at DD or above.

Applicants are also required to successfully complete a series of assessments at the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre, as well as an employer recruitment and selection process to secure a place on an apprenticeship programme.

If you are uncertain about whether your qualifications meet the entry tariff for the degree apprenticeship, please contact our recruitment team

General requirements:

UK Nationals

  • UK passport, showing you are a British citizen or a citizen of the UK, having the right of abode in the UK
  • Birth certificate - please also bear in mind, if your name is different to the name you are using, you must also have your deed poll documentation.

EEA Nationals & Switzerland

  • For EEA Nationals & Switzerland, an official current immigration status document proving that you have resided in the EEA or Switzerland or the UK, for at least 3 years before the start of the apprenticeship and that you have the right of abode in the UK. 

Non-UK Nationals

  • For Non-UK national passport holders, your passport alongside a current Immigration Status Document issued by the UK Home Office, or your Biometric Residence Permit (front and back). 

How do I apply?

Once you have decided on which apprenticeship is for you and you have checked that you meet the entry requirements, the next step is to apply. You can do this on our website here.

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Gabriella Spencer

"Definitely doing an apprenticeship is the way to go. I love learning on the job and having that one day a week at university to complete my studies. You get a real feel for what engineering is truly about, plus you get the experience."

Gabriella Spencer - Stanley Black & Decker