Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship

EDF Energy
United Kingdom
11 Dec 2017
15 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

It’s time to start something amazing. If you’re looking to be part of a better energy future, this apprenticeship will give you the skills, confidence and qualifications to join our industry’s next generation.

Duration: 4 Years


  • Five GCSEs at Grade C or above (or Grade 4 and above in the new GCSE grading structure), National 5 or equivalent, including Maths, English and 2 of either Science, Technical or Engineering subjects
  • You’ll also need a talent for practical subjects
  • Desire to learn and develop your skills
  • Willingness to relocate as required

More detail

Our Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship Scheme is a four-year programme which focuses on the skills required to maintain our power stations. This could be one of our coal, gas or nuclear plants situated around the UK.  As well as the technical skills, we will also help you develop the attitudes and behaviours essential to the safe operation of our power stations. Upon completion, you’ll be awarded a Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician  Apprenticeship Certificate, you’ll also have attained a BTEC Level 3, with the potential for further education such as a HNC.

The programme runs for four years, the first two of which are based at our Engineering Training Academy at the Royal Naval base, HMS Sultan near Portsmouth, Hampshire. During this time you’ll undergo training in academic and workshop environments to ensure you gain an excellent introduction to engineering and develop a strong skills foundation. Part of this programme also covers the development of life skills, like confidence and communication.

Where it could take you

“After my apprenticeship, there were many opportunities available for me and many routes I could follow to develop my career, including the possibility of further education.”

Amy Marchment, Engineering Maintenance Apprentice Graduate

At the end of your apprenticeship the doors will open to the larger organisation. If you want to progress up the career ladder, you can take on people management responsibilities and develop into a maintenance team leader. Or you can choose the technical route and take your first steps towards becoming an engineer. And it doesn’t stop there. Both routes have masses of potential for you to branch out into different parts of the business. So you could become a manager at one of our Nuclear New Build sites, or one of the engineers helping to develop new technology. With hard work, there really are no limits to how far you can go – not just within EDF Energy, but within the worldwide EDF Group.

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