• 06/11/2023
  • £18,432.00 Increasing to £20,309 in year 2, £23,722 in year 3 and £25,264 in year 4. Higher rates are applied to those aged 21 and over.
  • Apprenticeship - Advanced apprenticeship: level 3
  • Sellafield Ltd. Seascale CA20 1PG
Craft Maintenance Apprenticeship 2024 - Job Ref: SP05292

A Craft Maintenance Apprentice trains to become a highly skilled craftsperson within the nuclear industry, you will specialise as a Mechanical or an Electrical & Instrumentation Craftsperson. You will learn to undertake routine maintenance and fault finding on plant equipment where you will use tools, test equipment and documentation to carry out.

What you will do in your working day

  • You will be training to undertake routine maintenance and fault finding on plant and equipment where you will use tools, test equipment and documentation to undertake these maintenance tasks.
  • You may at times need to wear personal protective equipment, necessary for work in active areas (such as full PVC suiting, gloves and respirators) and work in confined spaces or at heights.
  • As an integral part of your apprenticeship your progress will be monitored and assessed against the National Apprenticeship Standard requirements. You will compile an evidence folder, demonstrating your areas of learning with accredited certificates of completion for elements of your training.
  • Within the last six months of your apprenticeship you will undertake a knowledge and skills assessment by an independently appointed organisation, where you will be expected to clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the Apprenticeship.

The training you will be getting

1st & 2nd Years – training is delivered at the local training provider, gen2, based at Lillyhall, Workington. 

3rd & 4th Years – Site placements at Sellafield site, cumbria, in different operating units throughout the business.

You will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 ST0154 apprenticeship – Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician
  • Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Level 2 Award for Nuclear Industry Awareness (ANIA)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Following successful completion of your apprenticeship, we will look to retain you in a professional full time position at Sellafield Ltd.

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


  • GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4) Essential
  • GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4) Essential
  • GCSE or equivalent Science or Engineering (Grade 4) Essential

Job Ref: SP05292

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