Procurement Business Administration Apprentice

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Procurement Business Administration Apprentice

Closes: May 30, 2022
Location: Culham, Oxfordshire
Salary: £13,525
Work Type: Apprenticeship
Background Information:
Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in joining an organisation where your work will contribute and help to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, an apprenticeship within the UKAEA Apprenticeship Scheme provides a perfect gateway into a future career in this industry.

Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and Stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow’s fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

As we work towards our mission and goals, UKAEA has devised values that capture the spirit of how we work. These values include being: Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative.

Role Description:

Who are we looking for? 

We have an excellent opportunity for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our organisation where you will spend 80% of your time developing both your general work-related skills and 20% on obtaining professional qualifications. Full training will be provided throughout your apprenticeship, and UKAEA has a dedicated Early Careers Team to support your journey and a nurturing community that learns from each other.

Within the 20% training and development, you will be required to enroll with a training provider to complete a suite of activities designed to develop your professional qualifications. This may be completed on day release or block release dependent on the apprenticeship standard you are completing.

You will be naturally curious and will enjoy probing and asking questions to steer you through your development. Having a great attitude to personal development, your enthusiasm will drive your learning in this exciting environment. This together with your excellent communication skills, ability to manage your time and priorities as well as working well in a team will bring you success.

What opportunities does the apprenticeship scheme cover?



  • Minimum of GCSE Mathematics and English Language passes to Grade C (level 4-9)
  •  Plus, three other GCSE passes to Grade C (level 4-9)
  • Excellent spoken and written communications skills
  • Demonstrate an interest and aptitude for chosen area of work
Additional Information

What is the recruitment process? 

All applications will be initially reviewed by our Early Careers Team and there will be a requirement to complete online testing that will help to support your application.

Once this has been reviewed, successful applications will be invited to a more in depth virtual interview where you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities and aptitude in a range of different situations. You may be required to attend a final in person meet and greet session to support decision making around the role and for you to have the opportunity to see where you may be working!

What we offer 

  • A starting salary of £13,525 with significant yearly increases
  • Dedicated support to help to develop your career and experience
  • Encouragement and support to achieve your qualification
  • A culture committed to being fully inclusive, supported by a Being Inclusive Strategy and Inclusion Ambassadors
  • An Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, with a full calendar of health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Dedicated Early Careers events and team building opportunities
  • Being part of the Apprentice and Early Careers community at UKAEA
  • Flexible working options including family friendly policies
  • 30.5 days annual leave increased with length of service (including privilege days and 3 days between Christmas and New Year) plus bank holidays
  • Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme
  • Annual corporate bonus scheme (after qualification period)

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. The Executive team with support from our EDI ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success. We are easily accessible by car and are a 10-minute walk from Culham Railway Station in Oxfordshire, and buses are available from Abingdon town centre.

Our 2022 Apprenticeship opportunities will be open until Monday 30th May, however, please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.