Digital Technology Solutions Degree Apprentice

  • QA Apprenticeships
  • Seascale, Cumbria
  • £Competitive

The four-year Digital Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship strikes the perfect balance between on-the-job training and experience, whilst enabling you to study for a fully funded degree.

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  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
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  • Duration
    Not Specified

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professional
  • Opportunity Type
    Higher Level 6
  • Employer
    QA Apprenticeships


Seventy-five years ago, Sellafield helped to create the nation’s nuclear deterrent. Today, they’re using unrivalled knowledge of nuclear to create a clean and safe environment for future generations.

What is ICT at Sellafield Ltd?

Our Information, Communication Technology profession is made up of more than 500 people. They are based in Information Services Organisation (our IT department), Cyber Security, Digital, Operational Technology, Asset Management and Business Analytics.

These teams work to ensure our business IT meets business needs. They are responsible for our platforms and applications. They ensure people have the right data to do their jobs. This helps us create a clean and safe environment for future generations.

Our IT network is vast and complex. We use several different systems across our facilities. Many are reaching the end of their useful life. Thanks to the work we do, our IT teams face extra challenges to make our systems fit for purpose and meet regulator expectations. In practical terms, this means much of our work is focused on ensuring legacy systems are running effectively and decommissioning redundant technology. We must do this while also ensuring we can operate in a modern, digitally connected, collaborative environment.

The Apprenticeship:

The four-year Digital Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship strikes the perfect balance between on-the-job training and experience, whilst enabling you to study for a fully funded degree.

  • You'll collaborate with experienced professionals to provide tech solutions within areas like software, cyber security, business and systems analysis, and network infrastructure.

  • Your role will be to implement technology solutions, boost productivity and streamline processes to help achieve the company's mission.

  • You will have one day a week to complete your off the job learning, undertake placements in a wide variety of areas, including Geospatial, Operational Research, Asset Information Systems, and Applications, before being placed in a final placement for 12 months. The perks

  • Apprentices start off with a fixed term contract, with a competitive salary which increases after each successful year you complete.

  • On top of your annual salary, you’ll have the opportunity to benefit from an annual bonus, linked to company performance, of up to £4000.

  • If you’re relocating from more than 30 miles away, we’ll support you with a relocation allowance of £1,400 and give you plenty of information on the best areas to live and how to find a place too.

  • We aim to strike a good work/life balance by offering 30 days’ annual leave with statutory public holidays on top. There is also the ability to purchase an additional 2.5 days leave on top.

  • We also offer an attractive defined contribution pension scheme – the company will match up to 13.5% for a 7% employee contribution.

  • You’ll be one of hundreds of apprentices, all working together to help make the Sellafield site safe for future generations.

  • Other benefits include paid sick leave scheme, cycle to work scheme, family friendly policies, welfare & employee assistance programme, employee savings & discounts, plus many others.

  • At the end of your apprenticeship and subject to there being a suitable vacancy you will be retained on permanent basis.

Entry requirements:

Our degree apprenticeships are aimed at those studying or who have achieved A-Levels or equivalent. The entry requirements for our degree apprenticeship schemes are:

  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs Grade 4 (Grade C) in Mathematics, English Language & 1 Science or Engineering subject.

  • Minimum of 96 UCAS Points, all A Level subjects considered.

  • Other Level 3 qualifications may be considered.

  • Vocational equivalents at level 3 or higher will also be considered as equivalent to UCAS points

  • Functional Skills Level 2 will also be considered as equivalent to GCSE Grade 4 (Grade C)

  • Candidates will be required to achieve appropriate security and medical clearances; these will be instigated on receiving a conditional offer of employment.

Before you get started

  • During your application you will be asked to select a preferred choice Degree Apprenticeship scheme. Please add ’Digital Technology Solutions - Degree Apprenticeship’ as your main option. You can add up to two additional schemes of interest, you can find them here.

  • If you already have achieved your qualifications, you can upload copies to your application to save you time later on

For more information about this vacancy please contact QA on 01793696141 (Ref ID: 245736)

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