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23 Best Renewable Energy Apprenticeships

Updated: Dec 2, 2022

Awareness of Renewable Energy and the attraction of working in the sector are on the rise. However, google “renewable energy apprenticeships” is tricky to find if you don’t know where to look. We have put together a list of tops one available with further detail for a number of them.

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Look through the list, look in more details at the ones that interest you, watch the associated YouTube videos and then check out the list of where to find roles at the bottom of the article.

The list of top 23 Renewable Energy Apprenticeships is:

  1. Developer Tribe Apprenticeship – E.On – Coventry

  2. Apprentice Heating Engineer – Worcester Renewables Ltd – Worcester

  3. Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeships – EDF Energy – Somerset

  4. Nuclear Business Apprenticeship – EDF Energy – Bridgewater

  5. Nuclear Engineer Degree Apprenticeship – EDF Energy – various

  6. Community Energy Specialist – Various

  7. Business Administration – AWE - Aldermaston

  8. Civil Engineering Degree – AWE - Aldermaston

  9. Ordnance Munitions and Explosives Degree – AWE - Aldermaston

  10. Infrastructure Technician – AWE - Aldermaston

  11. Lab Technicians – AWE - Aldermaston

  12. Quality Inspectors – AWE - Aldermaston

  13. Precision Machining – AWE - Aldermaston

  14. Mechanical Maintenance – AWE - Aldermaston

  15. Control and Instrumentation – AWE - Aldermaston

  16. Technical Author – AWE - Aldermaston

  17. Project Controls – AWE - Aldermaston

  18. Manufacturing Engineering Degree – AWE - Aldermaston

  19. Nuclear Engineer Degree – AWE - Aldermaston

  20. Electronic Maintenance – AWE - Aldermaston

  21. Electrical Maintenance – AWE - Aldermaston

  22. Mechatronics – AWE – Aldermaston

  23. Wind Technician Apprenticeship Training scheme – Various


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Developer Tribe Apprenticeship – E.On

The first jobs we are highlighting is from E.On who are looking for someone to take on the role of Developer Tribe Apprenticeship. Here’s what they have to say about the role; we have summarised it for you below.

Here's what you'll be doing

Do you have a passion for customer service?

Why not join the E.On Apprentice Scheme offers excellent opportunities if you want to embark on an exciting career with a company that has our customers at the heart of everything they do.

The E.On Developer Tribe exists to deliver an exceptional experience for home developers from the first contact right through to residential handoff, making every step as simple and stress-free as possible.

You'll work with customers throughout their journey, starting from the blueprint's beginning to the sale of the customer's house. However, your role doesn't stop there as you'll then work with the E.On internal teams to transfer this account to the new owner.

Above all, you'll be there for our customers to be on hand when they need us and look to always find the right solution for them.

What will you learn during the scheme?

  • How to provide first-class service support to our developers.

  • Be able to deal with complex accounts.

  • Ability to adapt and change to working priorities to meet the needs of the business.

  • Dealing with the phone, email and written correspondence to keep providing our outstanding levels of customer service.

  • You'll develop the skills you need for the job and gain a thorough understanding of our wider Customer Operations business.

  • Dealing with a range of stakeholders, both internally and externally and support them with their needs.

Here's what else you need to know

The Apprenticeship itself will earn £14,420 a year starting salary with an opportunity to progress to £17,510.

Not only will you be gaining valuable experience with a leading energy company, but you will also work towards achieving a Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship Standard, equivalent to 2 "A" Levels.

It will last a minimum of 15 months and will see you based in our Coventry office.

You will be working with some of the best people in the business, so you'll be very well placed to progress with us once the apprenticeship comes to an end.

There will be an opportunity to take up a permanent, full-time role within E for those who complete the Apprenticeship.ON, with the additional option to study for more qualifications whilst earning a very competitive salary.

Due to the nature of the roles, there is a requirement for a Criminal Record Check.

E.ON is committed to equal opportunities and actively promotes diversity, equality and flexibility.”

Apprentice Heating Engineer – Worcester Renewables Ltd

The second of the jobs that we have highlighted is from Worcester Renewables Ltd, looking for an Apprentice Heating Engineer, an excellent opportunity for a hardworking and enthusiastic individual to learn all aspects of renewable heating.

You will experience all aspects of renewable heating and energy and be part of a dynamically growing team. Ideally, you will already have NVQ Level 2 and hold a driving licence before applying for the role that has a salary of between £21,513.00 to £48,400.00 per year with benefits.

Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship – EDF Energy

The next couple of roles are from EDF Energy being their Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship schemes which will require you to have;

  • 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 two science or technical subjects

  • You’ll also need a talent for practical subjects.

  • Desire to learn and develop your skills

  • Willingness to relocate as required

The Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship Scheme is a four-year programme that focuses on skills required to maintain their power stations. As well as the technical side, they’ll help you develop the attitudes and behaviours essential to EDF power stations' safe operation. Upon completion, you’ll be awarded a Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Certificate, and you’ll also have attained a BTEC Level 3, with the potential for further education such as an HNC.

The programme runs for four years, based at the National College for Nuclear, the first two delivered through Bridgwater and Taunton College, Somerset. 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.

You could find that the work will give you the opportunities to further your career in that at the end of your apprenticeship, the doors will open to the larger EDF Energy 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. With hard work, there are no limits to how far you can go – not just within EDF Energy but within the worldwide EDF Group.

Nuclear Business Apprenticeship – EDF Energy

Moving on to the next one, although we are the first to say that Nuclear Energy is not Renewable. Yet, we wanted to include this role as if you are interested in renewables, the nuclear industry, as clean energy is worth a look.

The EDF Nuclear Business Apprenticeship is the foundation for an incredible Supply Chain career by joining the Nuclear Business Apprenticeship. Based at the EDF Hinkley Point B power station in Somerset, you’ll spend two years learning from the team, getting valuable practical experience and studying for a recognised qualification.

During the apprenticeship, you can expect on-the-job training, formal classroom learning and practical experience as part of ‘Team Hinkley’, giving you the confidence and satisfaction of being part of a successful, forward-looking team focused on safety and quality support plant operations.

On-site at Hinkley Point B, you’ll complete several short assignments to provide an appreciation of the main supply chain functions and, with their support, you’ll also study for a Warehousing and Storage Level 2 Apprenticeship on day release at Weston College.

This apprenticeship provides the foundation knowledge, skills and experience for the role of Supply Chain Warehouse Operative. Warehouse Operatives communicate with a wide range of employees and contract partners. They have a passion for meeting customers’ expectations by providing a quality service with the supply and delivery of parts to ensure the plant continually operates to generate electricity safely and reliably to the national grid.

You will require;

  • You'll need to have English & Maths GCSEs Grade 4 or above.

  • You might have some administration experience.

  • You'll have enthusiasm for the nuclear industry.

  • You'll be self-motivated with a desire to learn and develop.

  • You'll have the ability to work in a team and independently, as well as being able to balance the responsibilities of study and work.

  • You'll also be able to engage people at all levels, with good communication skills.

The completion of the Nuclear Business Apprenticeship is just the first step in a career within EDF Energy. At the end of a successful apprenticeship, you’ll become a permanent role in the Supply Chain team. Within one year of completing the programme, you’ll be applying the skills and knowledge you’ve gained as you build your career at EDF Energy.

In the future, you could study for the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply qualifications, beginning with the Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations.

Nuclear Engineer Degree Apprenticeship – EDF Energy

EDF Energy also recruits Nuclear Engineer Degree Apprenticeship. EDF Energy is big on supporting people as they set out on their career. Over four years, you’ll learn from experts, gaining valuable experience while studying for a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering. You can expect on-the-job training and the kind of practical experience you can't get on campus.

You will have;

  • 102 UCAS points - ideally three A-Levels (at grade C or above), including maths and a science subject or a relevant Level 3 qualification, such as a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with a strong mathematical element

  • Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm for engineering in the nuclear industry

  • Clear ambition to develop a career within EDF Energy

  • Ability to engage people at all levels and work within a team

You will gain from the apprenticeship that you’ll have both academic qualifications and years of experience within EDF Energy once you've completed the scheme. That means you’ll be in the best possible position to continue your career.

Community Energy Specialist

Helping communities work together to reduce energy use and costs. They are promoting energy-efficient heating.

“Community energy” is an all-encompassing term for people coming together to reduce energy use and purchase, manage and generate low carbon heat and power. Community energy projects are often delivered collectively, focusing on engagement, local leadership and strong positive local community outcomes. There are now around 5000 of these community groups UK-wide, which often have distinct, specific localised goals with an overarching benefit of tackling climate change, energy security, and energy affordability.

You will understand Technology, Energy efficiency, National and local grids, Legislation, guidance and policy, Financial support and Project management. And create Skills in Community and corporate engagement: Leadership: Negotiation: Communication: Public speaking: Project management: and Risk management: Financial management: Project funding: Site and building evaluation: Report writing: Data analysis and Problem-solving: Administration: ICT skills: and gain good Behaviours in Commitment: Empathy: Teamwork: Personal accountability: Conscientious and meticulous: Adaptability: Flexibility:

This apprenticeship's length will usually be a minimum of 24 months, and there are no prerequisite qualifications for this apprenticeship. However, apprentices without level 2 English and Mathematics will need to achieve this level before taking the end-point assessment. Individual employers may also have entry requirements in place for roles offered and those specified in this document.

AWE Apprenticeships

AWE has numerous apprenticeships listed above and is proud to have one of the UK's top 100 apprenticeships. They have various apprenticeships covering all AWE business areas, from electrical maintenance and business administration to radiation protection and finance.

An apprenticeship with AWE will give you on-the-job training and hands-on experience of working in a business. They’ll also support you to gain a professional qualification through ap