Dounreay, Caithness

ENGINEERING Apprenticeships

(Mechanical, Electrical, Control & Instrumentation)

Starting Salary: 12,995 in Year 1 rising to 18,591 in Year 4

Dounreay is working at the forefront of nuclear decommissioning, waste management and environmental restoration.

Be Part Of It:

This programme provides unique and challenging opportunities. The people we train today will have the opportunity to be involved in some of the most exciting technical projects in the world and to develop skills which will be increasingly needed both at Dounreay and in other areas of industry.

Your Position:

The apprenticeship is a comprehensive training programme lasting up to four years. It starts with a year of Engineering Foundation training followed by up to three years of training and work experience at Dounreay and other locations, with day release for academic studies. The programme leads to an SVQ Level 3 in an Engineering discipline and requires you to gain a Higher National Certificate in Engineering Systems.

Start Date: 30 August 2021


You should:

  • Have achieved (or expect to achieve) a minimum of National 5 (Grades A-C) or Standard Grade (Credit Level) in Maths, Physics or Engineering Science and a Technical subject
  • For Electrical and Instrument Technicians there is a requirement to pass a colour vision assessment
  • Be able to demonstrate a practical interest in Engineering
  • Live within daily travelling distance of Dounreay


If you are interested in applying for a position, a completed application form should be returned to
Human Resource Department, Traill House, 7 Olrig Street, Thurso, Caithness KW14 7BJ
or by e-mail to
Application forms can be downloaded from our website or by calling 01847 802678

Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday 24 February 2021 at 1600 hours